You Can Trust the Message

trust GodThere’s a joke that goes like this, “How can you tell when a politician is lying?” “Their lips are moving!” They can say one something today and then turn around and say something completely opposite tomorrow.
This charge has been made about the God of the Bible. He’s a tyrant, hate-filled God in the Old Testament, but a loving, compassionate God in the New. He goes ballistic one day and is calm the next. How can a God like that be trusted? He can’t.
The problem with this charge, however, is that it’s false! The God of the Bible wrote the entire Book and the message is consistent throughout.
For example, God tells the Israelites to love Him, which means they should trust Him. This trust should then be seen in their actions/obedience to His Word (Deut. 10:12). Jesus says the exact same thing in John 14:15, “If you love Me, you will obey Me.” Love means leads to trust, which leads to obedience.
We obey God because we trust that His love for us will only ask us to do something that will make our lives whole, better and satisfying. Your choices throughout your day are not so much about obedience as they are a reflection of how much you love and trust your God. Do you trust Jesus or your way of handling life (aka drug of choice) to bring satisfaction? We’ll see with each choice you make today who you love more. Do know this: you can trust Jesus’ words to make your life better.
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