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    Flaring Up

    June 13, 2017 Rev Cory

    The LORD will guide you continually.
    Isaiah 58:11

    Last summer a series of solar flares disrupted air traffic over the North Pole. The solar eruptions, described as “huge expulsions of magnetic field and plasma,” shot from an area near the center of the sun’s disc. Scientists feared they were strong enough to touch off geomagnetic storms on earth. Airlines rerouted flights between America and Asia to avoid disturbances to the planes’ GPS systems.

    Most of us have traded in our folded maps for GPS devices, but we know they aren’t perfect. Sometimes they lead us down the wrong road, and occasionally they stop working altogether. But God’s guidance system is nonstop and never failing. He continually guides His children.

    The Bible says that when we offer ourselves as living sacrifices, refuse to be conformed to this world, and are transformed by the renewing of our minds, we will prove what is “that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:1-2). As we trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean not to our own understanding, and we acknowledge Him in all our ways—He will direct our paths (Proverbs 3:5-6, paraphrase).

    One of the greatest and most precious privileges of the believer is to have the guidance of God at every turn of life.
    Reuben Archer Torrey, in The Voice of God in the Present Hour

    Recommended reading

    Isaiah 58:10-14

    Rev Cory R Bursey

     

  • Jun13Tue

    Lots Of Problems

    June 13, 2017 Rev Cory

    Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
    Matthew 7:24

    Newspapers recently told of a Missouri couple who built their 5,300-square-foot home in a gated community in Florida. The three-story house had five bedrooms, three floors, beautiful verandas, and it was bordered with palm trees. The only problem: The contractor built the house on the wrong lot. Who knows how it will turn out.

    In building your life, make sure to construct it on the right lot. Build your life on the Lord Jesus Christ and on the foundation of obedience to His Word. The Bible is a firm foundation for our faith, and Jesus is a cornerstone that will never collapse. When we hear His sayings and do them, we are likewise people being built up into a holy temple for His glory (see Ephesians 2:21).

    While we don’t want to think of the Bible as simply a list of dos and don’ts, we do respect it as the foundation and authority for life itself. By revering, reading, and obeying it, we can keep ourselves from … lots of problems.

    If God entirely inspired Scripture, then Scripture is vested with His authority. No other power could either bestow or take away that quality.


    René Pache, Swiss theologian

    Recommended reading

    Matthew 7:24-29

    Rev Cory R Bursey