The Daily Word: Thursday, September 9th, 2021
2 Corinthians 11:1-15
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; there is none who does good. – Ps. 53:1
If you say “There is no God,” you are a fool. Don’t get mad at me! I didn’t say it; Scripture did. Whoever refuses to admit that God is real is “corrupt” and has done “abominable iniquity.” According to Scripture, it is impossible to do good if you don’t believe in God, because everything you do will be focus on the temporal instead of the eternal, and on self-fulfillment instead of Kingdom-fulfillment.
You know there is a God. Look around you! The odds of everything on this earth coming into existence without the hand of God are infinitesimally small. Even the brilliant (and atheist) late physicist Stephen Hawking remarked, “It would be very difficult to explain why the universe should have begun in just this way except as the act of a God who intended to create beings like us.” “In fact,” he says, “If one considers the possible constants and laws that could have emerged, the odds against a universe that has produced life like ours are immense.”
There has to be a God. You know it and I know it! And now that you know it, you are “without excuse” (Rom. 1:20). When you meet Him, He will recall that you knew He existed. And if you knew He existed, did you live your life for Him?
God is real! Now go out and live like it.
Lord, thank You for opening my eyes to the reality that You are real and You are good! I want to live my life for You, now and forever. I refuse to be consumed with self! And I insist on being consumed by You: Your presence and Your purpose, in Jesus’ name.
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 A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking