Everything depends on whether or not your information is reliable. That is true in statesmanship; it is also true in the things of God. Where can you go to get reliable information regarding Him? Today’s devotional answers these questions. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
“We depend on Christ for all true knowledge of God. Guesses are not knowledge. Speculations are not knowledge. Peradventures, whether of hope or fear, are not knowledge. What we poor men need is a certitude of a God who loves us and cares for us, has an arm that can help us and a heart that will. The God of ‘pure theism’ is little better than a phantom, so unsubstantial that you can see the stars shining through the pale form, and when a man tries to lean on Him for support it is like leaning on a wreath of mist. There is nothing. There is no certitude firm enough for me to find sustaining power against life’s trials in resting upon it, but in Christ. There is no warmth of love enough for us to thaw our frozen limbs by, apart from Christ. In Him, and in Him alone, the far-off, awful, doubtful God becomes a God very near, of whom we are sure, and sure that He loves and is ready to help and cleanse and save.” [Alexander Maclaren in The Speaker’s Bible XIII edited by James Hastings and Edward Hastings, (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, n.d.), p. 183]
June 16, 2014