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Terrifying thoughts (09/02/2012)
From: T.M. Schoewe

The Presidential election is heating up and you might wonder if the candidates ever are aware of a couple of great attributes of Almighty God! The omniscience and omnipresence of God can be a terrifying thought. For each of us to realize that Someone can read our minds and Someone has watched over all that we have ever done or said, is a terrifying thought. Even if you are a believer in God in your weaker moments you dread the realization that our thoughts and lives are an open book to the God Who reads all and sees all. Questions arise, does God despise me? Will He punish me? Will He see to it that all the dirt shows?

The good news is that for just this very purpose the Son of God needed to come to earth in person. He came as a true human being, as human as you and I, but without sin. That perfect life and innocent death were offered to God as the perfect substitute for our soiled lives. Through faith in Him we are forgiven not only for the obvious but for those secret sins, the ones you are hiding.

Here we would like to direct the Presidential candidates as well as each of you to King David who wrote the beautiful 19th Psalm in which he points out the two books we should read, Nature and the Scriptures. Note especially verses 12 and 13. “Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. Keep your servant from presumptuous sins that they rule not over me.” David nails terrifying thoughts on the head. We can trust God for the forgiveness of our faulty past and imperfect present. And we can overcome our sinful weaknesses.

Is it not a sweet a thought to realize that our heavenly Father is more interested in building us up rather than condemning us? Please read all 14 verses of Psalm 19 for yourself, for God and for country. 

 

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