Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Pastor's Ponderings, August 4, 2021

When In Doubt, Ask God

Nina Golgowski, in the August 1, 2021 U.S. News, wrote an article entitled, “Father Of 5 Dies Of COVID After Texting ‘I Should Have Gotten The D__n Vaccine.’ Jessica DuPreez said that her fiancĂ©, Michael Freedy, wanted to wait until the vaccine had been available for a year before getting it. Many times, we will wait too late to take advantage of opportunities to avoid devastation.


The Bible says that God wants us to know something about our future (John 16:13).  The Bible says that God wants to be a lamp for our feet and a light for our path (Psalm 119:105). God wants us to be wise.  He says that the prudent will take refuge from danger (Proverbs 27:12). God wants us to walk in wisdom and if we don’t know what we should do, He doesn’t want us to have doubts but to ask Him about the direction we should take in life (James 1:5-7).  Many have made their own life choices without consulting God and have suffered long--lasting consequences.


We live in a world with myriad choices of where to go, what to do, who to associate with and how to establish our priorities.  We can seek the accepted sources of world’s wisdom such as religion, academia, the media, or politics.  One can find some success when basing your decisions on these means.  But the Bible suggests that we should seek the Lord, pray to Him, read His word, and entreat Him to be Lord of our lives.  He has been waiting all our lives to lead us into His truths.  Let Him guide us during these troubling times.


John 16:13

New International Version

13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.


Psalm 119:105

New International Version

105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.


Proverbs 27:12

New International Version

12 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.


James 1:5-7

New International Version

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 
But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 
7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.








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