This morning, this verse popped up in my Bible App…
“He will call on me,
and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.”
God is with us in the good times as well as the bad. Yes, many times it seems that the bad outweighs the good. I’ve had “fair weather friends” who would be right there with me while times were good, but would “get outta dodge” at the first sign of trouble.
Lately, God has made me very conscious of the brokenness in today’s world. Today’s society is becoming so used to seeing War, hideous sex acts, political disputes and terrorism (to name a few), that we wake up every morning with a subconscious expectancy of something ‘bad’ happening, somewhere local and farther abroad. Just this morning I awoke to an Australian News site basically advertising the rape, at knife point, of an 8 year old boy by a fellow peer of his that is only 10 years old (I am at a loss for words – like what? how? why?).
Simply stated, the wager is that if eternal life and death are contingent on believing or not believing in God, then it’s logical to believe, Even if “just to be safe” because the risk of eternal damnation is too great.
In Matthew 12 Jesus rejected any sign from heaven demanded by self claimed Judaism experts. Satan sometime tries to test GOD through corrupted unfaithful adulterous generations to seek signs from GOD. GOD is not here to listen to wishes of satanic adulterous generation. Signs and wonders follow only the believers in GOD. “These signs shall follow those who believe in me” said Christ. GOD has never said demand for signs, but have said “Pray and they will be healed.”GOD needs prayer not demands and authoritative tones.
Great article from OneForIsrael.com. Check them out for other great insights into Gods word.
Psalm 92:12-13 says, “The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.They shall still bear fruit in old age”.