Friday, July 2, 2021

Pastor's Ponderings, July 2, 2021

Let Us Trust In God and Not Man

Curt Anderson and Bernard Condon wrote an article in the U.S. NEWS website on 06/27/2021 entitled, “Before Florida Building Collapse, $9 Million In Repairs Needed. An engineering firm in 2018 uncovered “abundant cracking and spalling” of concrete columns, beams, and walls in the parking garage.  Currently many residents are still missing and almost ten are confirmed dead.  Recently, according to the BBC website President Biden backs $1.2tn infrastructure bill but places big condition.  The eight-year plan includes funding for roads, bridges, the power grid, public transport, and internet.  Clearly the structural basis of our country is in dire need of repair.


Many of us depend upon and hope for our roads, our buildings, bridges, and signs of a strong economy.  But we should not put our trust in the bridges, buildings, or power grids as they may fall apart.  The Bible says that we should build our hope on things eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18).   We should not put our trust on what man does but trust in Jesus who upholds everything in His hand (Hebrews 1:3a, Psalm 118:8).  The Bible also says that some may trust in horses and chariots, but we will trust in God (Psalm 20:7).


We should not be anxious every time we walk into building, ride an airplane, use the internet, or rest in our homes.  However, we should always pray for God’s protection during destruction.  God promised that He will be with us in catastrophes. Even though many suffer and die during cataclysmic activities, God promised that He would not leave or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6).  The Bible says that we will While we are admiring the wonder of the world’s creations, let us remember that we can trust our Creator who upholds, maintains, and supports everything and we should continue to pray for His protection.


2 Corinthians 4:18 

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18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.


Hebrews 1:3a

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3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word…


Psalm 118:8

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8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.


Psalm 20:7

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7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.


Deuteronomy 31:6 

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16 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”







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