Sound Words, February 11, 2018

Sound Words, February 11, 2018

GOD is from A to Z:
By Pam Jones

A – Able
B – Boundless
C – Creator
D – Deity
E – Eternal
F – Faithful
G – Glorious
H – Holy
I – Infinite
J – Just
K – Knowable
L – Love
M — Merciful
N – Near
O – Omnipotent
P – Peace
Q – Quick to forgive
R – Rest
S – Spirit
T – Truth
U – Unchanging
V – Victorious
W – Wisdom
X – eXalted
Y – Yahweh
Z – Zealous
What words would you add?

Why Jesus Came

On seven occasions, Jesus announced the seven different reasons for why He came into the world. First, He came to bring light (John 12:46). The whole world lay in darkness – delusion, sin, and despair. He came as a healing light (Mal. 4:2), and as a guiding light (John 8:12).
Second, He came to judge willful blindness (John 9:39). He came to rebuke those who are willingly blind and lead them with divine truth.
Third, He came to kindle a fire (Luke 12:49). By the fire of His word, the Lord burns out the world’s filth and rubbish. He burns out the evils in people hearts, and destroys the impurities in their lives.
Fourth, He came to cause division (Luke 12:51; Matt. 10:34). He came to start a warfare against the forces of evil. He is the Captain leading the forces of righteousness, and waging an unceasing fight against sin and error.
Fifth, He came to enthrone truth (John 8:37). At no time did He hesitate to speak the truth, even when it was unpopular. Those who loved the truth listened and received His word. (John 8:31-32).
Sixth, He came to bestow life (John 10:10). As the Lord of life, He came to give, enrich, and beautify life. Those who follow Him have the abundant life, and in the end, eternal life.
Seventh, He came to seek and to save the lost (Luke 19:10). This seems to be the grand summation of all the purposes of the Lord in coming into the world. In all that He did and suffered, He had one objective – to seek and save the lost. His purpose was totally unselfish. All that He did was for our good and salvation.
Happy are those who learn the Lord’s will and do it! Jesus said, “If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them” (John 13:17).

Trust in You
By Lauren Daigle

Letting go of every single dream
I lay each one down at Your feet
Every moment of my wandering
Never changes what You see
I try to win this war
I confess, my hands are weary, I need Your rest
Mighty warrior, king of the fight
No matter what I face You’re by my side

When You don’t move the mountains
I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers
As I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You

Truth is, You know what tomorrow brings
There’s not a day ahead You have not seen
So let all things be my life and breath
I want what You want Lord, and nothing less

You are my strength and comfort
You are my steady hand
You are my firm foundation
The rock on which I stand
Your ways are always higher
Your plans are always good
There’s not a place where I’ll go
You’ve not already stood

When You don’t move the mountains
I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers
As I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You

The Need for Divine Guidance

A ship was wrecked. As the sailors were making their escape in small boats, suddenly two of them sprang overboard, swam back and entered the ship. The soon reappeared with something in their hands, and swam at great risks to their boats. They had forgotten to take their compass. As you set sail Christian, into the great, unknown sea, forget not to take with you God’s compass, which contains sure and explicit directions, for it is his compass alone that will guide you to the safest harbors and the strongest fortified ports. (GBF Hallock, 1923)

He Never Really Lived

There was a very cautious man
Who never laughed or played.
He never risked, he never tried,
He never sang or prayed.
And when he one day passed away,
His insurance was denied.
For since he never really lived,
They claimed he never died.

Caught Unawares

“But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be” (Matt. 24:37-39).
The Pearl Harbor attack demonstrated that not only were an Admiral and General unprepared, but the whole nation as well. Nearly everyone, in their satisfaction with the trivia of everyday living, ignored all the evidence that an attack was coming. In spite of all the evidence, people were astonished when the attack came.
The Bible repeatedly informs us regarding the Second Coming of Christ. Men are warned to flee from the wrath to come. They are warned that sudden destruction will overtake them. It will come as suddenly as the blinking of an eye, and unexpectedly as a thief in the night. In spite of all the warnings, men continue to be preoccupied with their everyday trivia. When the Lord comes, they will be awakened with a blow far more destructive than Pearl Harbor. Let us not let that day take us unawares.

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