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14 Although ['aph] thou sayest ['amar] thou shalt not see [shuwr]
him, yet judgment [diyn] is before [paniym] him; therefore trust [chuwl]
thou in him. KJV-Interlinear
14 'How much less when you say
you do not behold Him, The case is before Him, and you must wait for Him! NASB
In life there are two things in which we place our
trust - those things which we can see and those things which we cannot see.
Life is full of examples - the air we breathe,
gravity, radio signals, principles of economics, love, the strength of a chair
that we sit on, and so forth. This list
is literally an infinite one.
If we look around we can see that the world is loaded
with silly people. How in the world do
they even survive in life? How has
humanity survived throughout history with all of the violence that has
occurred, with all of the evil and cruelty that has occurred, with all of the
famines and diseases and storms and so forth?
How is it that we survived being born helpless, and
grew up helpless, and even live our lives in a state of helplessness, even
though most adults do not consider their lives as being in a helpless
state? But place them in a situation in
which life takes all they have, then what will their attitude be?
What can hammer us in life? Unemployment, bankruptcy, recession,
financial depression, mental depression, accidents, paralysis, and so
forth. Nearly anything and everything in
life that can happen, could happen to you at any time. Aren't rising gas prices, insurance prices,
food prices affecting your life?
You cannot say truthfully that if you cannot see it,
then you do not believe in it. Life is
full of the invisible. And the concept
of an invisible God is nothing new.
For those who believe only in what they see, hypocrisy
is their foundation.
For those who pursue their spiritual life, believing
in the unseen, believing in He whom we have never seen nor heard is the basis
of all of our faith.
Place your faith in only that in which you can see, and
your faith is directed toward nothing.
Your options for help amount to nothing.
Place your faith in that which you cannot see, and
your faith has a solid and strong foundation.
God is the ultimate unseen target of faith. In all matters, place your troubles in His
hands. He is, by the way, pretty smart
and since He has known all about your problems in life, since eternity past, He
has had time to prepare solutions for you.
Perhaps you should consider preparing your life around
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.