2003-04-15 - The Courage to Serve God
Originally Published 1998-10-19
Jeremiah 32:17 Ah Lord God! Behold, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thy great power and by Thine outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You.
We serve a mighty God, who created everything around us. We have His power to support us in our efforts to serve Him. The domain of God includes everything. "His dominion will be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth." Zech. 9:10
"Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the world", Matthew 28:20. This promise was made to the eleven remaining disciples before He ascended into heaven. But the promise is just as true for us. This promise is a pledge, personally from Christ to anyone who will serve Him and His Kingdom.
While we still live in the world we have been called out of it. We live in the world as ambassadors representing Christ. As ambassadors we can not be doubting, but rather we must demonstrate the truth with power. We are to speak the truth truly.
In addition we must have the courage to stand for truth without wavering. We live in a world were every belief is tolerated. The exception is the belief that there is but one truth. But this is the claim of the Christian. The Christian proclaims one truth exclusively and that is the revelation of God to us in His Word.
It takes courage to live the Christian life. It takes courage because it seems that much is stacked against us. The reality, however, is that God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth is by our side and nothing can overpower Him.
"A man with God by his side is always in the majority." John Knox
Soli Deo Gloria,