Psalm 19

Wow, Psalm 19 is filled with splendor and wisdom for yesterday, today and forever:

Psa 19:1 — Psa 19:14

The Perfect Revelation of the Lord
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.
In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,
Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
And rejoices like a strong man to run its race.
Its rising is from one end of heaven,
And its circuit to the other end;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.
Who can understand his errors?
Cleanse me from secret faults.
Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins;
Let them not have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
And I shall be innocent of great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

Who is God?

“My father used to hit me. He would daily leave my mother to raise us kids, and I once saw him kill a helpless animal with his bare hands. With that information you could understandably come to the conclusion that my father was a tyrant.

But listen to some missing information. If I ever lied or stole, my dad cared enough to correct me on the seat of my learning, and for that I greatly respected him and stayed on the straight and narrow. The reason he left my mom each day was to work hard as a carpenter and provide food for our table. And that animal he killed… It was a large bird that had been struck by a car and had been left to die on the side of the road. He put the poor animal out of its misery, and it grieved him to do so.

With that knowledge you can now see that my dad wasn’t a tyrant. He was a loving and kind father.

Richard Dawkins believes that God is more than just a tyrant. He said,

“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”

But there’s some missing information he’s not giving you that changes everything…for those who will listen.

This same morally perfect and holy Creator (whose seeming harsh judgments were always “righteous and true altogether”) became a morally perfect human being. He did this to save us from the same just wrath that spilled upon the wicked nations of the Old Testament. Most of us know that Jesus of Nazareth gave His life as a sacrifice for the sin of the world. What they don’t know is that we violated God’s Law (the Ten Commandments) and justly deserve the wrath of the moral Law, but Jesus paid our fine in full. That means that God can legally dismiss our case. He can commute our death sentence and let us live forever, because our fine was paid by Another who then rose from the dead.

The same holy God who considers lust to be adultery and hatred to be murder, made provision for His great love and mercy to be extended towards those who repent and trust in the Savior. For the Christian, the cross of Jesus Christ shows that God isn’t the wicked tyrant that foolish and ignorant men make Him out to be. It is the missing information that changes everything.” – Ray Comfort

Dual citizenship

To every American Christian:

We are on the same team. Let’s not let anything divide us. Red, White and Blue are our nations colors here and beyond.

Let’s not forget the United States of America is just our temporary home. We hold dual citizenship.

We each bleed RED and covered by the precious blood of Christ. Whatever our flesh color is it is marred as its infected by the sin virus.

Our sins have been made WHITE as snow by Jesus’s work on the cross. Our God is off the cross and dwells in the bright WHITE of life.

Let’s keep looking up into the BLUE sky which is where our help comes from and Heaven awaits.

God has named every STAR and loves you more than all of them. By His STRIPES, we are healed.

Rise and fall

I am fully persuaded our country, and most of modern world, is feeling the pains of its stready seperation with the God of the Bible.

He hasn’t moved, we have.

This past Saturday there were two horrific shootings in the cities El Paso and Dayton. Unfortunately, these have become all too common.

No doubt the lack of quality parenting coupled with 24/7 access to violent TV, movies, music and video games many people are lacking self control and are desensitized to violence and prone to snap.

Compounding the problem are the huge increase with people on mind altering drugs, much of which is prescribed.

The US of America needs to repent and get back to the basics. We need to rediscover our roots and relationship with Jesus Christ.

Thankfully, there still is significant percentage of born-again believers and a culture of Christianity, however we are a now a minority, a sub culture.

Our problem is not gun control rather its self control. Self control is a fruit of the Spirit. The bottom line is love. Love doesn’t kill the innocent indiscriminately.

God whispers in our success and comfort, He speaks routinely, often through nature, in everyday life and He screams in pain

God is calling. He just screamed this past weekend. Is anyone listening?