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October 22, 2017, 10:05 AM

From Your Pastor's Heart - October 22, 2017


Good Morning Family,

            If you presently do not have anything that helps you focus on the Word in the morning or at night before bed, might I suggest, Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening.  They are quick reads that get you to thinking deeper into the Word and will spur you to further study.

            I woke up the other morning with a million thoughts swimming in my head.  You know how you can just open your eyes and you are in a funk sometimes?  This was the reading from October 17, that very morning.  These were the first words into my heavy heart…

"And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul." — 1 Samuel 27:1       The thought of David's heart at this time was a false thought, because he certainly had no ground for thinking that God's anointing him by Samuel was intended to be left as an empty unmeaning act. On no one occasion had the Lord deserted His servant; he had been placed in perilous positions very often, but not one instance had occurred in which divine interposition had not delivered him.

David could not put his finger upon any entry in his diary, and say of it, "Here is evidence that the Lord will forsake me," for the entire tenor of his past life proved the very reverse. He should have argued from what God had done for him, that God would be his defender still.

But is it not just in the same way that we doubt God's help? Have we ever had the shadow of a reason to doubt our Father's goodness? Has He once failed to justify our trust?

Ah, no! our God has not left us at any time. We have had dark nights, but the star of love has shone forth amid the blackness; we have been in stern conflicts, but over our head He has held aloft the shield of our defense. We have gone through many trials, but never to our detriment, always to our advantage; and the conclusion from our past experience is, that He who has been with us in six troubles, will not forsake us in the seventh.

What we have known of our faithful God, proves that He will keep us to the end. Let us not, then, reason contrary to evidence. How can we ever be so ungenerous as to doubt our God? Lord, throw down the Jezebel of our unbelief, and let the dogs devour it.

As always, my prayer is that we would all Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.”          II Timothy 2:15

Humbly Yours,

Bro Steve

Dr. Steven Gann

Your Shepherd of the Hills

 


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