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September 16, 2019


Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.


(Proverbs 3:5) 


A man fell off a cliff, but managed to grab a tree limb on his way down. “Is anyone up there?” he cried out. “I am here, I am the Lord, do you believe me?” the voice said. “Yes, Lord I believe, I really believe, but I can’t hang on much longer.” “If you really believe you will be alright, I will save you, just let go of the branch.” The man paused for a moment then said, “is there anyone else up there?”


Though our illustration today is humorous, it is sadly the way that many believers treat the Lord’s solutions.  When we do not like what He tells us about a situation or a sin in our lives, we go about seeking a “second opinion” as if what we learn from God is simply an option.


The consequential truth of the matter is God’s Word is not optional.  “And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God” (Deuteronomy 28:2).  “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee” Deuteronomy 28:15). 

God’s Word is not discretionary and his solutions are not simply “a view.”  Live whole heartedly according to His teachings, and even in tragedy you will gain the victories.


Parting Thought:

The truth is the truth, even when we don’t like it.

Nothing can touch the Word of God. Not all the powers of earth and hell, men and devils combined, can ever move the Word of God. There it stands, in its own moral glory, in spite of all the assaults of the enemy, from age to age. 'For ever, O Lord, Thy Word is settled in heaven.'“ ~C.H. Mackintosh