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Behold Your God — Week Eleven, Day One

7 Aug

God is sufficient. Nothing else is sufficient for our life or growth in godliness. Why? Because nothing else can bear the weight of our souls except God. Only God is eternal and all-powerful and all-loving and unchanging. Everyone and everything else we know is fleeting, subject to change, decaying, corrupted. So if you hope in a spouse, one day that hope will not be enough. One day your children will leave the nest. Where will you be if you’ve put all your hope in them? No matter how healthy a lifestyle you live, one day your body will break down. Your political party will one day be out of power. The shingles will fall off the roof of your house. On and on we go. Analyze anything you hope in and you will find that, if it is not God, it will perish, spoil and fade.

This is true even in matters of religion. Your church is no place to put your hope. Times will change, people will die, leaders will come and go. If we make our church too much our identity we will be asking for disappointment. Your Bible knowledge is no place to put your hope. Your mind will diminish over the years. Your spiritual gifts are no place to hope, because one day your singing voice will go away, your teaching capacity will fade, your ability to practice hospitality will be diminished. On and on we go. Analyze anything you hope in spiritually and you will find that, if it is not God, it will perish, spoil and fade.

So what is the solution to our dilemma? Hope in God! Lean on the sufficiency of God. God alone is enough.

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