Monday, September 29, 2008

Enjoying Psalms

What a great day we had yesterday!  Church was wonderful.  Great crowd, many decisions for Christ, people baptized.  A good day in the Lord.  Reading in Psalms, here are a few choice thoughts:
1) BOTH- Psalms says "Ye that love the LORD, hate evil:"  (Ps. 97:10)  We need to do both!  Love the LORD, and hate evil.  Doing one is not enough, we must find ourselves doing both.  We cannot be friendly with evil while loving a holy God.  Nor can we hate evil and yet not love a holy God.  Both are by themselves vain.  But when both are together: Loving God, and Hating evil, this is a winning combination!!
2) FROM EAST TO WEST- In Ps. 103:12, it states: "As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us."  Now there is an exact distance between the North pole and the South pole, but never has there been a distance between east and west.  You see as fast as you travel going east, west is on the other side of the planet, going just as fast.  People in the east look to us as people in the west.  Thus it is significant that God puts our transgressions as far as east is from west, meaning they will never see us again!!  Praise God for His perfect forgiveness, and forgetfulness when it comes to our sins!!  Thank you Jesus!
3) THE RED SEA-  Ps. 106:9 says: "He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness."  Liberal scholars try to have Moses crossing a wet patch of ground, but God's Holy Word says "he led them through the depths".  Now something shallow is not a depth!  I have yet to see a bible map that suggest Moses crossed the Red Sea in the depths.  These were not written by Bible believing people.  Even the cities they put on the map near the Red Sea, have a question mark by them... meaning, they don't know!!  So why do they put the journey in the shallows if they don't know?  They don't have faith that God can do the impossible!!  But we do!!  God's Word is full of talk about the Red Sea.  It even says that God kept the place of the crossing a secret.  He did this so you would need faith to believe the depths were crossed.  The Red Sea is deep!!  The average, median depth is 2200 feet deep.  That's right, it is deep!!  Thus scholars don't have that much faith.... but I do!!  I'm sticking with God's Word and saying "he led them through the depths". 
Well, so much for today!  Gotta go, have a busy day ahead of me.  Pastor Mike Mutchler
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