Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Providence of God

by Aleta Kay

          As you’ve probably learned by now, I love God and His Word. Just a little side note here: there is only one Word of God for English-speaking people—the King James Bible. All the other “versions” are men’s interpretations of God’s word. The King James was translated from the original Greek (New Testament) and Hebrew/Aramaic (Old Testament). Many verses and passages in the newer “versions” take away the blood sacrifice of Christ. They change the meanings of the verses and passages by changing the words to more modern words.
          God’s Word is full of wisdom. Psalms 33:11-19 tells us how and why we can trust God. It says, “The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works. There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength. An horse is a vain thing for safety; neither shall he deliver any by his great strength. Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.”
          Did you catch all that? God’s counsel, His word will stand forever. No matter how many times they try to change it, no matter how hard they try to squash it, the Word of God cannot be destroyed. His Word will stand forever. If God is big enough to create the whole universe from nothing, He’s big enough to preserve His Word. Would you want a God who is not capable of preserving His Word? How would you then know His character and strength?
          Secondly, God blesses the nation that follows Him. The Jews (Israel) turned to idols time and again. Time and again God had to use adversity through their enemies, slavery, famine, and war to teach them the error of their ways so they would turn back to him. Still, he promises to bless the nation that follows him. When Israel follows him they are blessed with peace and prosperity. The United States of America has been blessed for centuries because they followed God. In the 60’s we sat back and allowed our government to kick God out of our society. I believe, as my pastor recently said, that we kicked him out of our homes first. Consider if our society, our morals, our youth, our attitudes are better off today than they were fifty or sixty years ago, before we deliberately jumped off the path God had chosen for us.

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