Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!Psalms 32:10-11 ESV
Today’s LORD’s day is welcomed by God’s comforting promise that His glory is ultimate not ours. His will have the final say, not ours. His purpose will surely be accomplished not ours. This truth is an impregnable anchor in times of afflictions.
Excerpts and Lessons from HGCBCC Pulpit
God hath appointed a day wherein he will judge the world in righteousness, by Jesus Christ; to whom all power and judgement is given of the Father;1 in which day, not only the apostate angels shall be judged,2 but likewise all persons that have lived upon the earth shall appear before the tribunal of Christ,3 to give an account of their thoughts, words and deeds and to receive according to what they have done in the body, whether good or evil. (1689 LBCF 32.1) 1. Its author: ‘God’ (the Father) 2. Its occasion: ‘an appointed day’ 3. Its object: ‘the world’ - and the apostate angels - Jude 6 4. Its manner: ‘in righteousness’ - How will it be carried out? God will not bend His righteous standard 5. Its mediator: ‘by Jesus Christ’ - Jesus will not come as a Savior but as judge. John 5:22, Mt 28:18, 2 Cor 5:10. The authority is given to Christ to judge the living and the dead 6. Its activities (dual) ‘giving and receiving’ - Rev 20:11-15 - giving of account of what we have done to the judge - receiving of judgment according to the account given
“Evil and suffering are not ultimate. God is.”~ HGCBCC
Even the hardest things that we need to endure are not meant to break us but to produce something good in us. Don't look at the wrong side of providence. Focus on the good side of providence.
REASONS TO HEED GOD’S WORD: HEBREWS 2:2-4 1. The Threat of Punishment 2. The Character of the Giver 3. The Confirmation of Witnesses, Signs and Wonders
“Those who neglect the gospel, and take its serious message lightly will face a terrible and inescapable judgment under the wrath of God.”
Blessed Lord’s Day!
SOLI DEO GLORIA!