Devotional for Tuesday October 27th

Good Morning Everyone,
Our theme for this month: “You are loved”
Our Bible verse for today: “Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas, though its water roar and foam and the mountains quake with its turmoil … Nations rage, kingdoms topple; the earth melts when he lifts his voice. The Lord of Armies is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.” Psalm 46:2-3; 6-7 (CSB)
Our thought for today: “The Bible is an expression of God’s love for us.”
One of God’s most loving acts towards us, after sending His Son to rescue us from the penalty of our sins, was to give us His inspired Word, the Bible. The Bible is an expression of God’s great love for us. It demonstrates clearly that God wants to be known by us and that He went to extraordinary lengths to communicate with us. In the Bible He has revealed to us everything He wants us to know about Himself and His ways.  
Additionally, the Bible is our guide for living. Everything we need to know in order to live a life that is pleasing to God is contained on the pages of the Bible. That includes having a Biblical worldview which enables us to see all of the events of life through the lens of scripture. It helps us to see things from God’s perspective. A case in point is found in Psalm 46:2-3; 6-7 cited above. There the Psalmist paints a picture of the sovereign God of the universe reigning supreme over a world that at that moment, may have appeared to be in chaos. God was in control – just as He always is.
Viewing things from a Biblical perspective allows us to rise above the events going on all around us and to essentially view them from 40,000 feet. When we do that, we get to see the big picture. We realize that although the issues and events of the day are in fact important, in the overall arc of history they’re just a moment in time. Nations rise and nations fall; wars begin and wars end; economies are good and then they’re not; pandemics come and then they go; elections are held, things change, but then another election comes, the political pendulum swings in the other direction, and things change again.
Through it all Jesus is still on the throne, we are still saved, and the kingdom of God continues to grow (“… I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Matthew 16:18).
The Bible helps us to better understand our world and to better appreciate the significance (or insignificance) or individual events. That then brings not only God-given clarity, but it offers peace and assurance in the midst of struggles and even apparent chaos.
The Bible is just one more expression of God’s great love for His people. It helps us to see things from His perspective.
God Bless,
Pastor Jim
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