Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Pastor's Ponderings, June 22, 2022

Let’s Choose God’s Way


John Lubbock was an English banker, Liberal politician, philanthropist, scientist, and polymath. He wrote“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”  To a hammer, everything looks like a nail.  It is difficult for a hammer to see anything from the perspective of a drill, or a hacksaw, or sandpaper.  When we think of the political upheavals worldwide between well-meaning people who think their viewpoint is correct and that their opponents need to be terminated, we need to turn to the Bible and see what God says.

No matter how one believes, there is a correct way. Many ways seem right but they end in death (Proverbs 14:12).  God wants our ways to please Him.  He says that He will be a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our life’s path (Psalm 119:105).  But He promises that if we choose the correct way that He will make our enemies peaceful with us (Proverbs 16:7). If we choose His way, He says it will also bring life to us and our children (Deuteronomy 30:19).

People of good will are having a hard time accepting or even understanding their political opponents.  It is hard when the arguments on all sides seem to make sense.  There is one’s own way, the world’s way, and God’s way. Ask God for wisdom so that you may choose God’s way (James 1:5).  He promises that He has a good plan for our future (Jeremiah 29:11). All things will work together for the good of those who love the Lord and who are called according to His promise (Romans 8:28).  Let us choose God’s way today.

Proverbs 14:12
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12 There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.


Psalm 119:105

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


Proverbs 16:7

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When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.


Deuteronomy 30:19

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19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live


James 1:5

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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.


Jeremiah 29:11

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11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


Romans 8:28

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28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.







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