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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

OUR SENSES CAN DECEIVE

Psalm 95:3-5 New Living Translation
“For the Lord is a great God, a great King above all gods.  He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to him, for he made it. His hands formed the dry land, too.” 
          The Spirit of God moved upon David to write this song of exhortation regarding the greatness of God. All creation was made by God’s own hand; the seas, the hills, the valleys and mountain peaks. Those who don’t believe in God are constantly seeking scientific facts to prove or discredit Christianity. If they could only see God with their own eyes then they would believe. However, if they could see God, belief in Him wouldn’t require faith and even if they saw him they would find a million other reasons not to believe.
       Those outside the faith don’t realize that facts are not required here, but rather simple childlike faith. Trusting only in our senses isn’t really trust at all because our senses can deceive us. Non-believers rely on their own human understanding, which can fail us in our greatest time of need. Faith doesn’t rely on our senses, but instead relies on a quickening of the spirit within us to see things that are unseen to the naked eye. 
       In the end, it takes intellect to believe in facts and figures; however, those with a sense of curiosity towards the inexplicable and things greater than themselves choose to exercise faith. God was and is and always shall be. I choose to believe that. I accept that there are many things I don’t understand, but also accept that I don’t have to. Believing in God takes courage and a certain boldness. We allow our faith to give birth to hope and hope is what sustains us in our darkest hour. You will not see God with the naked eye; you must use your spiritual eyesight to find him.  Exercise your faith.  Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!

Resource: The Life Application Study Bible, published by Tyndale House.

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