by Ike Reighard

I Believe in God
Ike Reighard


Last week we began a series entitled Bedrock Beliefs for the Shifting Sands of Time. Last Sunday I talked about "Why I Believe in Believing," and I talked about faith.

Romans 11:6 tells us "that we must believe that He is a rewarder to those who seek Him."

Today I want to talk to you about who I believe in, and that is God.

(Pascal -- "God shaped vacuum.")
Job 22:21 says, "Acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; thereby good shall come to thee."

Jeremiah challenged us with a word from God when God said, "Thus saith the Lord, let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches; but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord." Jeremiah 9:23-24.

You see, intellect can fail you. (downing of the Black Hawk helicopters.) Physical strength can desert you. (Jay Hillgenberg - 3 times pro-football - heart attack) Material can disappear. (Politicians)

God says understand me and know me. An unknown God cannot be trusted, served or worshiped.

I am talking about more than theoretical. God is talking about knowing Him in your soul.

Jeremiah 7:17 - "If any man will do His Will, He shall know."

Charles Spurgeon said:
"Nothing will so enlarge the intellect, nothing will so magnify the soul of a man, as a devout, earnest, investigation of the subject of deity.

"There is something exceedingly improving to the mind in a contemplation of the Divinity. It is a subject so vast, that all of our thoughts are lost in its immensity. So deep, that our pride is drowned in infinity.

"Other subjects we can comprehend and grapple with. In them we feel a self-contentment and feel we are wise. But when we come to this Master Science our plumbline cannot sound its depth, our eagle eye cannot see its height. We turn away with the thought, 'I am but of yesterday, and know noth ...

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