DATE: June 29, 2019
TEXT:. Proverbs 3:5-6 - ESV - 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed. Today The Daily Devotion is giving a test of five questions. You won’t be graded. Ready? Here we go:
So you’ve finished the test. Congratulations! How did you do? Oh, sorry, I forgot to give you the answers. Here they are: the answer to question #1, about the color of Coca Cola being green, was: True. In order to save time, the answers to all of the questions, one through five, were: “True.”
Now if you were being graded for this test you would be filled with righteous indignation at the injustice of such a test. Some would say: “How can you expect us to know all of that stuff. It’s ridiculous. It’s unfair.”
Others would say, “You made it all up.” And I could say “No, I saw it on the Internet, so I know it’s true” Which ultimately leads us to two great questions: “Whom do you believe? and Whom will you trust?”
Devotioner have you ever watched one of those TV courtroom shows? Of course you have. No matter which one you pick, the form is always the same.. Two people come in, stand before the judge and tell their stories. Theoretically those stories, covering the same sets of facts, should match.
They never do. They contradict each other from opening sentence to concluding summary. The judge seems to be able to figure things out right away, but most of us are left pretty much confused. We wonder, “Whom can I believe; whom can I trust?” We make our judgments based on such irrational things like, “I don’t like the way she smiles.”, or “He’s got two earrings in each ear. I think he’s lying.”
Whom do you trust? Whom will you believe? Did men walk on the moon? I wasn’t there, nor were you. We’ve been told that the ozone layer is disappearing., the earth is warming. Is it? I don’t know.
Which takes me to the simple tooth which says, “God is the truth and He tells the truth. He can’t help Himself; He can’t be bribed to tell a lie. Which is why, when He tells us there is salvation only in Jesus, we believe him and give thanks that it is so.
HE PRAYER: Dear Lord in a world of conmen, liars and tricksters, I give thanks I can trust You absolutely, completely and for eternity. This I pray will always be in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
The music which introduces and concludes our devotions was written by Guy Baumann. He along with three of his brothers perform on the album: The Baumann Brothers which may be ordered here: http://thebaumannbrothers.com/index.html