Archive for May, 2016

For those of us who have been adults for a while, and have seen tremendous changes in all facets of life take place seemingly overnight, it is more than refreshing to know the Lord’s stabilizing Presence. He is the only unchanging absolute, which any and all of us will ever know; whether we accept it or not.  Creation, the weather, the financial system, family situations, aging, life and death, are all subject to instant change; but the Lord remains forever. And this unchanging quality is part of what endears us to know Him more and more. In Exodus 20: 20: we read, “And Moses said to the people,“Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the (reverent) Fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin.” From earliest times we see the link between the reverent fear of the Lord (as being one’s treasure), and a stable righteous life. Deuteronomy 4: 4 +  6 – 7: says, “But you who held fast to the Lord your God are alive today, every one of you. So keep and do them (God’s commandments), for that is your wisdom and understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear…for what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the Lord our God whenever we call on Him?  The Lord speaks in Deuteronomy 5: 29: saying, “Oh that they had such a heart in them, that they would fear Me,…

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