Monday, June 7, 2021

Pastor's Ponderings, June 7, 2021

God’s Desires To Deliver Us

Frank Diamond wrote an article in the May 21, 2021 issue in the website “Infection Control Today” entitled, Wuhan Lab Leak Called Viable Possible Cause for COVID-19 Pandemic.  The article implied that there may have been an accidental leak in a laboratory that has resulted in a pandemic that currently has 173 million cases of COVID-19 and 3.72 million deaths worldwide.  


During these troubling times, we may blame governments, bureaucratic bad decisions, or a massive coverup.  However, the Bible suggests that we should trust in the Lord and not lean to our own understanding.  It further suggests that we acknowledge the Lord in all our ways, and He would direct our path (Proverbs 3:5-6).  The world has looked to the experts whose solutions don’t seem to agree with each other. Moreover, the Bible suggests that there is a way that seems right but the end results in death (Proverbs 14:12)  


The scriptures declare that the earth is the Lord’s (Psalm 24:1).  Perhaps now is the time for our world to turn to the true Owner of the world and follow His suggestions.  God tells us that He always causes us to triumph (2 Corinthians 2:14).  He works all things together for the good of those who love God (Romans 8:28).  He declares that we will not be afraid of the night terrors or the daytime destruction (Psalm 91:5-6). Therefore, let us entreat Him to heal, deliver and protect us.


Proverbs 3:5-6

New International Version

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.


Proverbs 14:12

New International Version

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


Psalm 24:1

New International Version.

1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;


2 Corinthians 2:14

New King James Version

14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.


Romans 8:28

New International Version

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.


Psalm 91:5-6

New International Version

5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.






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