The Bible is our dependable source of hope

Good Morning Everyone,
Our theme for this month: “The power of hope”
Our Bible verse for today: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.” Mark 13:31 (CSB)
Our thought for today: “The Bible is our dependable source of hope”
The world we live in today is confusing. If you listen to the voices of our culture it can easily seem as if black is white, up is down, what used to be immoral is now considered moral, and what used to be considered moral is now narrow-minded and bigoted. There is no standard of absolute truth and situational ethics rule the day. Worse still, what standards there are seem to be always changing.
How is a Christian to live in such a world? Do we just go along so we can get along as we try to fit in? Or, do we swim against the cultural tide and endure the constant resistance? Or perhaps we should withdraw to a cave in the desert or a remote mountaintop and hope that Jesus comes back soon. Is the situation hopeless?
The answer of course is that we are not to give-in, fit-in, or run away. Instead, we are to be actively involved in the world around us and we are to be bold and confident advocates for the truth of God’s Word. We are to be “salt and light” in a world that is shrouded in spiritual darkness.
The way we do that is we stand firm on the absolute truth of God’s Word. It is the inerrant (without error), infallible (incapable of error) always dependable, and always relevant truth from God and it applies to all people, in all places, at all times. And it does not change.
The Bible is our moral and spiritual compass which always points us to true north, and God gave it to us so we can know His will and His ways. Culturally, morally, and spiritually we need never be confused or at a loss for direction because God makes His will and His ways clear to us in His written Word.
Yes, this is a crazy and mixed-up world. And yes, we can often find ourselves faced with challenging and confusing choices, but our situation is far from hopeless. The Bible is our source of hope. We need to know it, we need to follow it, and we need to share its truths with others. It really is true that the Word of God is a lamp unto our feet (Psalm 119:105). And since that’s true, it gives us the sure and confident hope we need for living in a broken, bleeding, and confusing world.
God Bless,
Pastor Jim
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