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About waiting to understand

Von: rhuff163 (rhuff163@cfl.rr.com) [Profil]
Datum: 05.05.2010 06:47
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Devotional Guide For the Week of  May 2, 2010


About waiting to understand

To Know:

³Moses answered them, ŚWait until I find out what the Lord commands
concerning you.¹² (Nu.9:8)

³God is Still Speaking,² has become the motto of the United Church of
Christ. If any American denomination had battled the claims of Holy
Scripture to be the verbally inspired Word of God, it is the UCC. Over a
quarter century ago, the Byfield Parish Church hosted a national gathering
of UCC pastors and people to challenge the unbelief that had become
legendary in the denomination. At that gathering was formed the Biblical
Witness Fellowship. At that time, the ³God is Still Speaking² campaign had
not yet begun. Some say that the ³Still Speaking God² slogan came, not from
Scripture but from comedienne Gracie Allen. She is reputed to have said,
³Never put a period where God has put a comma.² The UCC proceeded to put
commas in places God put periods. This has created schism in the churches.
The Biblical Witness Fellowship has labored for decades to persuade the
pastors and people of the churches to return to our theological roots. Few
have held so tenaciously to the view that the Bible can be completely
trusted in all it intends to teach, as were the planters of the churches
that form the UCC today.

Moses would not instruct the people regarding how those who had become
unclean could celebrate Passover until he heard from the Lord. According to
Numbers 9:8, he waited to find out the Lord¹s will. It has become prevalent
in theologically liberal circles to obey the Bible only after it is
presumably understood. Herein lies a grave danger. According to Christ,
understanding comes to those who wait and waiting often means obeying until
we come to understand. Jesus said of Scripture that it is true down to the
tiniest mark. He said, ³I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth
disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by
any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.² (Matt.

Peter says regarding Paul¹s writings that they ³contain some things that are
hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do
the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.²
(2 Pet. 3:16) The answer is to learn from Moses and obey the light you have
and wait for more light because ³God is Still Speaking .²



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