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    Tuesday, 14 November 2017

    Joseph Price Devotional , 15, November 2017- To Know the Truth, Go to the Source

      Joseph Price Devotional , 15, November 2017- To Know the Truth, Go to the Source

    Topic: To Know the Truth, Go to the Source

    But Pastor Prince, isn’t God disappointed and angry with me for all my failings, mistakes, and sins?
    I’m too embarrassed to go to Him. I feel that I should sort out all this mess in my life before I can go
    back to church, read the Bible, and pray.
    Joseph Price Devotional , 15, November 2017- To Know the Truth, Go to the Source

    Joseph Price Devotional , 15, November 2017- To Know the Truth, Go to the Source

    I understand how you feel. And I can tell you that you are not alone in those sentiments. Many
    believers that I have personally counseled feel exactly the same way. But the most effective way to
    address our problems and wrong beliefs is to go to God and find out the truth from His Word. In order to get our believing right, we need to first discover what the “right beliefs” are, based on the solid foundation of God’s Word. We can’t base our beliefs on feelings, circumstances, human conjectures,
    or what we may have heard someone say about God. We have to go to the source!
    To get our believing right, we need to first discover what the “right beliefs” are, based on
    the solid foundation of God’s Word.

    If you heard a rumor that someone you knew was saying horrible and negative things about you,
    don’t believe it immediately. Go to the source first. Ask this person if this is what he or she really said
    or if this is what he or she really meant. Many people allow precious friendships and relationships to
    become fractured because they believe the rumors. They become bitter, angry, and disappointed
    without ever verifying with the person if he or she had actually said those nasty things.
    In the same way, in the world we live in, there are all kinds of wrong beliefs perpetuated about
    God: “God is angry at you.” “He is disappointed with you.” “God is allowing all these negative things
    to happen to you because He’s punishing you for your past sins.”

    Joseph Price Devotional , 15, November 2017- To Know the Truth, Go to the Source

    Please do NOT believe all this baseless gossip about God! Such impressions of God have damaged
    many people’s relationships with Him, and they live with a distorted perspective of who God really is.
    Instead of receiving His love, grace, and forgiveness, they become afraid, distant, and fearful of Him.
    Instead of allowing Jesus to come into their situations, they live their life running away, avoiding and
    hiding from Him. Come on, let’s honor God and go to the source.
    So what does the Bible—God’s own Word—say about Him? Let me quote from one of my favorite
    psalms of David:

    The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy... He has not
    dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our
    iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
    as far as the east is from the west,so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
    —Psalm 103:8, 10–12

    Isn’t this a beautiful psalm? Don’t be thrown off by the phrase, “toward those who fear Him.” Jesus
    defined the word “fear” as “worship” (see Deut. 6:13 and Matt. 4:10). So “those who fear Him” speaks
    of those who reverence and honor God in their lives. It is  not the practice of being fearful or afraid of
    God. The whole context of this passage is about who and what God really is—gracious and merciful.
    And I strongly encourage you to memorize verse 10 if you can: “He has not dealt with us according to
    our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities.”

    Joseph Price Devotional , 15, November 2017- To Know the Truth, Go to the Source

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