Finding God in the Mysteries of every day

Week 12 Day 7

Finding God in the Mysteries of every day

Matthew 10: 26 “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. 28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” -Ben Franklin

In the years since the tragedy of 9/11/2001 we have seen the constant barter occur at the highest levels over the exchange between liberty and security. What we should have seen by now, is something that we have known intrinsically from birth. The malevolent impulses buried deep within the human creature because of our natural bent toward sin, will almost inevitably come out. No matter how advanced our technology, no matter the number of observers, no matter the restrictions placed upon us, violence can happen at any moment. Lawlessness will become absolutely unrestrained.

2 Timothy 3 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

Note that Paul did not say “run-away”, he did not say “hide”. Look at Ephesians 6 to know exactly what the nature of the battleground is. Human beings become tools in the hand of the devil when they buy into his lies about who our Savior really is. They launch themselves from a platform of fear and hatred, and their trajectory is always hell bound trying to take us with them on their miserable way.

Our only defense is to overwhelm them with prayer, love, and truth just as our Christ has done since the resurrection.

Published by larry7253

Larry M Lawrence is an author, composer, Musician, retired pastor, and lives in Missouri with his wife Jane.

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