Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? -- Psalms 2:1
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
The answer to that is, whatever the world may claim, they do not believe. James 2:19 says, “You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!” The demons believe that God exists for they must do battle with Him. What they do not believe is that God is good, that His will is good for them and for all of creation. They believe they know better than God what is going to please them.
We witness this all around us today. Politicians commonly pay lip-service to God to reassure voters while failing to live by the most basic of His precepts. Many who call themselves Christians -- because they believe that God exists, have created for themselves a mental version of the golden calf. Those Israelites who handed Aaron their jewelry and danced before the idol were not atheists. They simply believed they could worship and serve the creation and the creature rather than the Creator, that some attributes of the creature were greater than the God who had brought them out of bondage.
Many believe in the divinity of human reason which, according to their beliefs, arose from dead, thoughtless matter. Meanwhile, the ability to plot and rage against the Divine, to question God’s wisdom and His righteousness comes from Him for we are made in His image and likeness. Something tells me this will not work out the way the world expects.
We are not on the verge of some great humanistic triumph. We are about to discover, in blood and terror, the limits of human understanding and the corruption of the human soul from which, alone, faith in Christ can deliver us. Believing something about God, Jesus, and the Bible will not be enough. Believe in; believe on; believe through.
As Buddy Holly said:
Well, rave on, it's a crazy feelin' and
I know, it's got me reelin'
I'm so glad that you're revealin'
Your love for me
Rave on, rave on and tell me
Tell me, not to be lonely
Tell me, you love me only
Rave on to me