What a wonderful day we had yesterday at Church! Senior Sunday was a great day and the evening service was a joy to preach. We have so many good people who love the Lord and each other. What a blessing!
Today, I'm in the book of Romans. Romans is the most doctrinal book of the Bible and sets out a clear presentation of doctrine concerning Salvation, Justification, Sanctification, and many other great truths like Spiritual Gifts and Christian Living. Here are a few thoughts:
1) THE SPIRIT OF SLUMBER- Romans 11:8 says: "(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day." The spirit of Slumber! Wow! I've seen it in many different people, but I didn't know what it was. Spiritual Slumber that causes one to not see and not hear the truth of God's Word. OH, DEAR LORD.... don't let us as your dear children ever exhibit a spirit of slumber! Forgive us dear Lord, when we have been lazy to obey Your Word, and thank you LORD for your kind patients with us. We love you LORD!
2) OF-THROUGH-TO- In Romans 12:36, it says: "For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things; to whom be glory for ever. Amen." It's all about Jesus! It's for HIM... it's through HIM.... and it's to HIM!! It's all about Jesus!!
3) ONLY WISE- Romans 16:27 says: "To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen." Many smart men have traveled this earth.... only God is wise! God is the possessor and granter of wisdom. If any man lack wisdom, let Him ask of God. God is the source. God grants us wisdom and we and look with confidence to Him for answers that we do not possess. Look to God dear child.... linger in His presence.... lift up your voice to Him.... He is listening....now. He has the answers we need so desperately.... He can calm your trouble heart. Praise God!!
Have a blessed day in the LORD! Pastor Mike Mutchler