10.22.2008

Word Wednesday .::16

Word Wednesday is posted every Wednesday. Each week I post a scripture that I've read that week that has spoken to me in a fresh way. I believe that if we read God's Word every day, He will give us at least one scripture every week that will impact us. Sharing Scripture with each other is like iron sharpening iron.

To participate, do your own post on your blog about your Word for the week, and link it to the bottom of my post every week by using the application provided below. Always leave me a comment, so I know you dropped by, and link back to my post from yours. Thanks for participating.

Here's the scripture that stuck this week:

Jeremiah 23:23-24 ESV

23 “Am I a God at hand, declares the Lord, and not a God far away?

24 Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord.

I was just talking to a friend yesterday about how God does this in the Bible from time to time. Asking questions seems to be the best diffuser in a debate. In the political season, it seems there's a lot of attempts at proving the other candidate wrong, instead of simply just talking and asking questions in a civilized manner. Instead our political system and parties have lowered themselves to juvenile, school yard bashing, and we have to vote for one of them to be our leader. Very sad. God, on the other hand, doesn't debate with us or look to prove us wrong. He snaps his finger and wakes us up with these amazing, reminding questions. Questions that we know the answer to, but we choose to forget. He's definitely a God of mercy to put up with us. One consistent thread throughout humanity is that we tend to forget who God is and what He can do, so He graciously reminds us when we need it. So, if you find yourself worried about the election this year, you might end up hearing God ask questions like, "Am I still God? Am I not reigning over creation? Am I still the Alpha-Omega, beginning and end? Do I still hold the entire world in my hand, much less America?"


What's your Word?

1 comment:

Bill Stanley said...

I continually stand amazed at how Scripture inspires me to better living and to make a difference in the world we live in.