Our Sure Foundation
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Growing up in the ’60s and ’70s was a memorable but unsettling time. Like today, there were culture wars, political upheaval, and war. Times were uncertain, and people were looking to find love, significance, truth, and security. Rock-n-Roll music hit the airwaves and people began rebelling and doing things their own way in their desire for fulfillment. We were looking for something solid to believe in and hold onto.
I believe the Lord was answering the cry of people’s hearts as the worldwide Jesus movement rose in those days. Many young people radically committed their lives to Christ. They found the truth and their significance in Christ. Some of them went into ministry and brought millions to Christ. And, praise God, this is happening again today!
It took me a while to discover significance as I fell into the trap of thinking it was in the church I went to, my activities, or my job. Later, the Lord helped me realize that having Christ within and living for Him is a person’s significance as He is our identity and the only One we can all hold onto. As Hebrews 6:19 says, He is the “anchor of the soul.”
Although chaos exists in the world, we have inner peace by trusting in God’s truth and the wisdom of His Word. God is more brilliant than any earthly genius and wiser than any earthly wisdom. I’m learning to stop relying on my own human reasoning and be confident in the Holy Spirit, who Jesus said “will guide you into all the truth” (John 16:13). The Holy Spirit will direct our steps each day, just as He directed the disciples and led Israel on their journey from Egypt to Canaan. We can always trust God’s divine wisdom and direction.
Recently, I dreamed about an elder in the church who asked me “Do you know the Word?” Then he emphatically stated, “You must know the Word!” Shortly thereafter, a visiting minister shared that “you must never underestimate the power of the Word of God.” The Word of God is powerful, and it stands forever!
“Take to your heart all the words with which I am warning you today, which you shall command your sons to observe carefully, even all the words of this law. For it is not an idle word for you; indeed it is your life” (Deuteronomy 32:46-47 NASB1995).
I praise God for His Word and that He has given me a love for it. God desires that His Word be written in our hearts and on our minds. His Word provides us with daily wisdom and direction so we can confidently live by it. It is our comfort when there are hurts, it is the revelation of Christ, who is our friend and our sure foundation.
Proverbs 4:22 says the Word is “life to those who find them and health to all their body.”
Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven (Psalm 119:89).
That is powerful my friends!
In Deuteronomy 33:12, 27 Moses said,
“May the beloved of the LORD dwell in security by Him... The eternal God is a dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms."
I encourage you to meditate on this for a while. We are secure in Him.
Lord, You are our dwelling place. In You, we are secure and have life. Give us a love and understanding of Your Word, and help us lean on Your everlasting arms each day, for You are all we need.
All scripture is quoted from New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.
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