Reading through the Bible together
The Psalmist is defending God from ridicule and insult hurled by unbelievers. This same challenge can be directed to professed believers also.
As Bible-believing people, we are confronted with the question: “Where is now thy God?” (verse 2). We try to prove God’s existence with intellectual and philosophical response. But how much impact are we really having? In my witness experience in secular settings, I have been challenged to produce some supernatural evidence of God. Many amongst these unbelievers even declared that they would believe God, if they could see/touch Him! To have the knowledge about God is not suffice! Matthew 7:21-23 described those who knew Him, but did their own will anyway, and by doing so ridiculed God.
We live in an age that prides itself on information. We are challenged on the existence of God on the basis of information. But the existence of God is best revealed in our daily application of what we know to be true of God. What a man is has more influence than what he says. A man rises no higher than who he worship (verse 8). He who adores the Lord is changed into his image and advances from glory to glory (2 Cor. 3:18). The message that the unbeliever needs is the revelation of God’s character. We must therefore manifest His glory in everything we do, and in our own life and character, reveal what the grace of God has done for us. This is what it means to bless and praise the Lord (verse 18). Our faith must be built on a solid foundation. May the chorus of the song, “On Christ the solid rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand, All other ground is sinking sand” be our experience.
Is there anything in your life that still needs to fall on the Rock? Would you allow God to grind them to dust today?
Jan Harry Cabungcal
Europe for Jesus