Trust and Obey - Thursday's Dose - 1st November 2012

Thursday's Dose - 1st November 2012

Trust and Obey

Bible Reading: Psalm 78:1-7

"Each generation can set its hope anew on God, remembering his glorious miracles and obeying his commands". - (Psalm 78:7, NLT).

Have you ever entered your family's living room and plopped down on the couch? Sure you have, right? But how did you know the couch would hold you?

Have you ever slapped a stamp on a letter or card and mailed it to someone who lived hundreds of miles away? Of course, you have. But what made you think the letter would actually reach its destination?

Have you ever picked up a telephone, dialed a friend's number, and expected someone at your friend's house to answer the phone? Well, why did you expect to be connected to the phone at your friend's house?

"Don't be dumb," you might say. "I knew the couch would hold me because I've sat on it lots of times before. And I figured the letter would go where I mailed it because I've done it before. And I've dialed the same phone number lots of times; why wouldn't­it ring at my friend's house, unless they moved or changed their phone number?"

You're absolutely right. You do the same kind of thing every day. You expect the couch to support you because you've sat in it many times, and it's never collapsed, right? The same is true of the letter and the phone call; you expect a certain thing to happen because it's always happened that way before, right? You might say you've learned to trust­those things, right?

Well, if you can trust a couch because it's never let you down, you should really­be able to trust God. A couch might get old; it might fall apart. But God never gets old. He never breaks down. He never fails. He is always loving, and strong, and trustworthy.

And if you can trust God, you can also trust his commands. You can believe that when God says to do something (or not to do something), his command is good, because he is good. When God says, "Honor your mother and your father," you can believe that it won't hurt you to honor your mother and your father; since you can trust God, you can trust his command. When he says, "Do not lie," you can believe that telling the truth is going to help you, not hurt you; since you can trust God, you can trust his command.

You don't ever have to wonder if this command or that command is worth obeying; you don't ever have to guess as to which of God's commands is good for you. If you can trust God (and you can), you can also trust his commands.

Reflect: Today's Bible reading mentions several reasons we should know we can trust God. What are they? (Unscramble the words and rewrite them on the blanks below for the answers)

sonless;___________________from the past
urigsloo; the_______________ deeds of the Lord
erowp; his_________________.
carmiles; the mighty _________­he did
Prayer:"Our Heavenly Lord God, I know I can trust your commands because I know I can trust you. Help me to remember your glorious miracles and obey your commands every day. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."
Have a Blessed Thursday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team


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