Thursday, October 9, 2008

Letting God's word speak louder than the news!

I loved reading this set of verses this morning. What great words! Take a minute and just read them and take them in! I think that they have even more application as we face an election and listen to the news media. I challenge you today to listen to God's word more than the news!!

This is Titus 3:1-8 (Message)

1-2Remind the people to respect the government and be law-abiding, always ready to lend a helping hand. No insults, no fights. God's people should be bighearted and courteous.

3-8It wasn't so long ago that we ourselves were stupid and stubborn, dupes of sin, ordered every which way by our glands, going around with a chip on our shoulder, hated and hating back. But when God, our kind and loving Savior God, stepped in, he saved us from all that. It was all his doing; we had nothing to do with it. He gave us a good bath, and we came out of it new people, washed inside and out by the Holy Spirit. Our Savior Jesus poured out new life so generously. God's gift has restored our relationship with him and given us back our lives. And there's more life to come—an eternity of life! You can count on this.

How does this speak to you today?



Ben Rainey said...

Last night SRC started a weekly prayer meeting. I started it with a prayer from Acts 4. The apostles quoted David, "The nations rage and plot..."

I think in light of the economic turmoil right now there are a lot of nations raging and plotting. They're looking everywhere but toward God. Unfortunately they don't understand, He is the only answer to this crisis.


Noah said...

So true. Good word, Ben. And the scriptures DO SPEAK to this mess we are in. They really do.