How To Feel Good About God
Take God's Word and find Psalm twenty-three. And I think in Psalm twenty-three, you'll find there the heartbeat of God's Word. Now, we have been studying this Psalm now for the past several Sundays and we're going to continue. Today, our major emphasis is going to be on verse five, but before I read it to you, let me tell you what the devil wants to do to you. Pay attention. The devil wants you to think negatively about God. That's what he does. He wants you, when you think of God, not to have good feelings. He wants you-to have negative feelings. Because the devil knows if he can get you to thinking negatively about God, he can do almost anything with you that he wants. What did he do in the Garden of Eden when he came to Eve? There when he appeared as the serpent and first crawled his slimy corroding uh tail into the pages of history. He asked Eve a question. He said, Did God say that you should not eat of the fruit of every tree of the garden? Now, God didn't say any such thing, anyway. God did not say, Of the fruit of every tree of the garden thou shalt not eat. God said, just the opposite, of the fruit of every tree, thou mayest freely eat, with the exception of just one tree. Freely eat. Help yourself. Do you see what the devil did? He tried to get Eve to thinking negatively about God, and he's still done that job today. And people today think of God as some kind of a cosmic killjoy. Every time he sees anybody having a good time, he moves in to break up the party. Ah, And he, and people just think negatively about God and when they think about serving God, they think of it as something that they have to do in order to get to heaven, not something they want to do. It's like taking bad medicine in order to get well. You don't like the taste of the medicine, but you choke it down because the only alterative is being sick. Oh, no, my dear friend, what a distorted idea of the goodness of our great God. I want to talk ...
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