Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Firmer Foundation - October 7, 2010

Genesis 1:1 (New International Version)
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Psalm 90:2 (New International Version)
2 Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Psalm 102:25 (GOD’S WORD Translation)
25Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth. Even the heavens are the works of your hands.

Isaiah 40:26 (New International Version)
26 Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:

Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.

Acts 17:24 (New International Reader's Version)
24 "He is the God who made the world. He also made everything in it. He is the Lord of heaven and earth. He doesn't live in temples built by hands.

It is all about God. What we believe in terms of medicine, science, social issues, evolution, climate change, religion, terrorism, all has to do with how we define God. How we practice a religion, and how it affects our worldview, all has to do with God. Even whether or not you are an atheist depends on God.

All major decisions that we make concerning how we treat each other has to do with what we think about God. What we think and believe, how we approach life and relationships, how we live our lives, and how we approach death all has to do with God.

Before you can ever make a determination of what you believe, before you can have faith, before you can hope for eternal existance, you have to make a decision of who God is. You cannot defend any of the most important issues in life that you will be faced with unless you have a firm foundation concerning God.

Do you know and can you defend what you believe about God? Nothing else is more important to determine in your life than who God is, what He has done, and how He has settled the issue of your life after death. Who is God for you? If you can't answer that question, it is time you did.

Romans 1:20 (New International Version)
20For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse

1 comment:

  1. He is everything, or he is nothing at all! We have a choice. I choose everything! And everything changed that very day. Great Joy!
    Romans 10:17
    Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
    Stay the course Michael! Your brother in Christ Don