Defeating Confusion - 1 Corinthians 14:33

Verse of the Day - Day 276

1 Corinthians 14:33 Defeating Confusion
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Today's Bible Verse:

1 Corinthians 14:33

For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. (ESV)

Today's Inspiring Thought: Defeating Confusion

In ancient times, most people were illiterate and news was spread by word of mouth. Today, ironically, we are flooded with nonstop information, but life is more confusing than ever.

How do we cut through all these voices? Where do we go for the truth?

Only one source is completely, consistently reliable: God.

God never contradicts himself. He never has to go back and apologize because he "misspoke." His agenda is the truth, pure and simple. He loves his people and provides wise advice through his written word, the Bible.

What's more, since God knows the future, his instructions always lead to the outcome he desires. He can be trusted because he knows how everyone's story ends.

When we follow our own urges, we are influenced by the world. The world has no use for the Ten Commandments. Our culture sees them as constraints, old-fashioned rules designed to spoil everybody's fun. Society urges us to live as if there are no consequences to our actions. But there are.

There is no confusion about the consequences of sin: prison, addiction, STDs, shattered lives. Even if we avoid those consequences, sin leaves us estranged from God, a bad place to be.

God Is on Our Side

The good news is it doesn't have to be that way. God is always calling us to himself, reaching out to establish an intimate relationship with us. God is on our side. The cost seems high, but the rewards are tremendous. God wants us to depend on him. The more fully we surrender, the more help he gives.

Jesus Christ called God "Father," and he is our Father as well, but like no father on earth. God is perfect, loving us with no limits. He always forgives. He always does the right thing. Depending on him is not a burden but a relief.

Relief is found in the Bible, our map for right living. From cover to cover, it points to Jesus Christ. Jesus did everything we need to get to heaven. When we believe that, our confusion about performance is gone. The pressure is off because our salvation is secure.

The best choice we'll ever make is to put our life in the hands of God and depend on him.  He is the perfect protective Father. He always has our best interest at heart. When we follow his ways, we can never go wrong.

The world's way leads only to further confusion, but we can know peace -- real, lasting peace -- by depending on a trustworthy God.     

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