We had a wonderful day on Sunday. God blessed and it was a blessing. People joined the church in the morning and evening serviced and we saw people saved and baptized on Sunday. A great crowd was there for time-change Sunday. Today is Monday and I’m going to an early meeting, so here are a few thoughts:
1) QUOTES-Jesus often quoted Old Testament passages: Jeremiah 7:11 "Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD." Remember Jesus casting out the money changers? This verse is what He quoted.
2) PERPETUAL BACKSLIDING- Jer.8:5- "Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return." So sad, and yet also interesting that even God is trying to figure out WHY people are stuck on backslidding. He does everything for us, every blessing comes from His hand, and yet so many Christians are found in a backslidden condition. Cold hearts, no devotional life, inconsistent in church involvement or completely lacking, and no real answer... God must scratch His head at times and just wonder "why?".
3) WE CANNOT DIRECT OURSELVES-Jeremiah 10:23 "It is not in man that walketh to direct his steps". We think we can plan out our lives, but we are sorely mistaken. The Bible tells us that "the steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD". He makes the plans, not us. We simply choose to obey or disobey. The decisions and the consequences are ours.
4) GOD FILLS HEAVEN-Jeremiah 23:24-"Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD." How BIG is GOD? Well, He is big enough to fill heaven and earth! I think that is also big enough to meet our needs today. Don't you think so?
Well, so much for today. I’m ready for another cup of coffee! God bless. Pastor Mike Mutchler