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Devotional - week of May 13, 2007


WHERE IS THEIR GOD?

Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?”  Psalm 79:10

 

 

While expressing his desire for God to avenge His people, the psalmist asks, “Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” In the psalmist’s mind if God would come to the defense of Israel, other nations would know that God was working in them and He would be honored by the other nations. The other nations knew where the God of Israel was when Israel walked with and trusted in Him.

 

When unsaved people throughout the world look at the children of God and wonder where their God is, the problem is not with God. The problem is with the people of God.

 

Every believer needs to face the question, “Is there a quality about my life that points others toward God?” Every church member should ask the question, “Is there a quality about my church that points others toward God?”

 

The life and works of Jesus directed the minds of people to God. In John 14:10 Jesus tells us that it was the Father who did the works through Him.

 

“Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.

 

In John 14:12 Jesus tells us that when a person lives in total trust in Him, he will do greater works than He, Jesus, did. God is always working in the life of the trusting believer.

 

Most of the miracles that God performed through Jesus were for people’s bodies. Most of the greater works that God performs through His children who continually trust in Him are works in the inner lives of others that result in change.

 

When God uses individuals and churches that live in continual trust in Him to change the lives of others, no one will ask, “Where is their God?”

 

How does one experience a life of continuing trust in Jesus? He does so by one continuing to live out his union with Jesus.