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Good Morning December 8

Man has always exalted in his human reason. Reason is important, and a God given gift, but unless reason is guided by the wisdom given from the Lord, it leads to disaster. King Solomon wrote, “There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.”(Proverbs 16:25) Perhaps we need to consider this more fully in our day of genetic experimentation, and other directions in which reason leads. The problem is not new. Isaiah wrote, “You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘He did not make me?’ Can the pot say of the potter, ‘He knows nothing’?”(Isaiah 29:16) Godly wisdom can only come of God’s Word. Our faith is build on the conviction that God revealed Himself to mankind. The record of that revelation is in the Bible, and above all in His perfect revelation in the person of Jesus Christ. As wonderful as God’s gift of human reason is, it must yield itself to the truth God has given in His Word.

Good Morning April 21

My wife has a wonderful statement on a card posted beside her desk. “You were made by God and for God. And until you understand that, life will never make sense.” This hardly needs any further comment. Its truth is very striking. We know the truth of this statement in everything we make ourselves. If we make a cake, or plant a flower, develop a new concept, or build a shelf, we have done it. It is ours, and it was done for the purpose we had in mind. It is to serve the function for which we made it. If this is true for us, how much more must it be true of our Lord. “It is he who made us, and we are his;…”(Psalm 100:3) Further, all Scripture declares that the Lord is good, and He made us for His good and gracious purpose. Psalm 100 concludes, “For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”(vs.5) Only this view helps us make sense of life.

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Why is it so hard to believe? There are so many statements by Jesus to trust Him, to not worry, not be anxious. He talked about our doing miracles like He did. He said faith could move a mountain. But I think we’ve gotten too sophisticated for that. Science has proved …… technology has given us the tools …… we have the money to solve our problems ….. our understanding is so much deeper than the ancients ….. Yet, in Africa and parts of Asia people simply take God at His word. They act on His truths, and see God work through them. Jesus had the same problem with the learned of His day. They would see a miracle by His hands and immediately go out to plot His death. We laud all of the accomplishments of our modern era, but there is something to be said for the simplicity of faith. I’m not talking about ignorance, or setting aside our reason. God gave us our minds and our abilities, but He also said that there was something greater than our human reason. That greater comes through a simple trust in the truth of His words.

Good Morning October 29

Man has always exalted in his human reason. Reason is important, and a God given gift, but unless reason is guided by wisdom given from the Lord, it leads to disaster. The problem is not new. Isaiah wrote, “You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, “He did not make me”? Can the pot say of the potter, “He knows nothing”? Godly wisdom can only come of God’s Word. Our faith is build on the conviction that God revealed Himself to mankind. The record of that revelation is in the Bible. Above all, His perfect revelation of Himself is in the person of Jesus Christ. As wonderful as God’s gift of human reason is, it must yield itself to the truth God has given in His Word.