Week 26 Day 5
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
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Deuteronomy 13:1 If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder, 2 and if the sign or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says, “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,” 3 you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.
The only road to heaven, to God Himself must come through faith in Jesus Christ, his crucifixion and resurrection. Unfortunately, I cannot, nor can anyone else for that matter, lead you to true faith. For al of the pretensions of the church down through the centuries true faith comes only from a deep inward conviction that you need what only Jesus can offer. As one astute professor of mine said many years ago, “you cannot get there in your head alone”. It takes your heart, your whole being absorbed in the hope that only Jesus offers. I Thessalonians 523”May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our supposedly wise Greek scholars would have us fall into what I call the Platonic deception which ahs plagued the church from the very beginning. That is that we may subdivide our humanity into three parts and find a wholeness as God does in the trinity. First, we are not gods. Second, we exist as a wholeness in one package. Body, Mind, Spirit, all one creature. And that is the essence of the problem. When we attempt to divide and conquer we end up with the ancient problem which plagues the world yet today and that is Gnosticism.
We may think we have knowledge, but the real Truth is far more complex and yet at the same time extremely simple. I would commend to you two books and their authors. The first, C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity, the second is Lee Strobel’s The case for Christ. Even having digested these two great works, you must still choose Jesus as your Savior. From the very beginning of the scriptures, from our first parents, to the Israelites at the Jordan, and beyond, all the way to today God calls us to “Choose this day whom you will serve.” Joshua 24:15.