Men have always thought they knew better than God when talking about the issues of life. They have exalted themselves above the Word of God; above the commandments God clearly gave; above the doctrines of the church. Mankind in general continues to think that there will come a time when God will ignore what He has clearly stated, and agree with their ideas and opinions. I want to encourage you to be careful today that you agree with God and not try to struggle against His plan.
I am not referring only to His commandments and doctrine, but His perfect plan for your life. Do you know that God has a perfect plan for you? He has an individual will for you that no one else shares. He has that plan for you so that it fits the perfect plan He has for every other one of His children. We each need to do our part to make His plan work. However, we often act as though we know better than Him, and we do not follow His plan. The psalmist wrote; “Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver. Whoso offereth praise glorifieth Me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God” (Psalm 50:22-23).
I’m not real smart, but even I know that I would rather have the salvation of God than be torn apart by Him. Don’t be fooled by the things you hear in this world today. I just read this morning on a news website how religion is being threatened again in our nation. They are trying to remove the word “God” from a simple statement because they say it is threatening to some. Bible verses are being removed from documents that are from the history of our country. We have seen this coming, and we will see it continue. When you see it, be totally aware that God is still God. Those who forget Him will suffer the consequences of Psalm 50:22. They will have none to deliver them.
I do not write this devotional to attack them, but to encourage you to stand strong for God. I want you to experience the salvation of the Lord, not the punishment that comes from ignoring Him. Let it be sufficient for each of us to realize that we are living in a world that hates God, but in a world that desperately needs to know Him. His desire is to shed His love on all them. Even though they might shake their fist in His face, He desires to save them through the blood of His Son. Stay in the center of His will today! He is depending on us to stand for Him in this darkening world!
“All the darkness in the world cannot put out one candle.” – Unknown