SEPTEMBER 18, 2023
Daily Reading – Pro. 20-21 / 2 Cor. 5
Proverbs 20:24 Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
Some people think they have their entire life planned out. They know what classes to take in school to secure a certain occupation. They have thought out what they will need to do in order to climb the ladder of success. Do not get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with planning. If we do not plan, financial emergencies could overtake us. If we did not plan with insurances and savings, natural emergencies like storms or illness could devastate not only us, but in some cases, those we leave behind to pick up the tab. Nevertheless, we need always bear in mind; God is the only one who truly knows for sure what tomorrow will bring. In His infinite wisdom He knows what the outcome of our lives will be, and the lives of all those around us. Even so, while knowing all of our tomorrows, He still allows us to make choices that will affect that outcome. How does He do it? Well, if I could answer that, I could explain God. He would not be much of a God if you or I could explain all about Him now would He.
Life is a delicate balancing act of choices. Occasionally we mess up. If you love something, you take care of it. If it is a pet, you do your best to feed, love, and wash it, etc. However, you still must let it run and play to be healthy. God loves you. He feeds, loves, and washed away your sin. Nevertheless, He still lets you run and play. Next time you are out running around being free, run to Him and thank Him.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
One choice that should not be hard for us to make is this. If God is the only one who truly knows all about our life, then why not give our life over to Him. He would use it a lot better than we would, and the blessings are beyond imagination.
Whose plan are you following for your life?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director