The blog is where Pastor Townsend will be posting some of his thoughts. Feel free to comment!
A scene from a children’s musical depicts a group of angels discussing the believers on earth. One angel turns and asks the others, "Don’t they know how much the Father loves them? Do they realize how much He cares?"
The truth of the matter is we often wonder to ourselves and contemplate quietly whether or not God really cares. Does He care about our daily struggles, does He care about the daily battles we often find ourselves losing? And if He cares, why does it feel as if he doesn't?
Beloved, God does care! He doesn't take pleasure in our stumbling, in our failures or in our struggles. In fact God cares so much He left us a guidebook to life, filled with directions and words of wisdom to guide our footsteps and keep us from stumbling through this thing called life. The book is Proverbs and it's filled with practical wisdom for living wisely in a foolish world. Many Christians go through life never realizing God cares deeply about the decisions they make.
Through the book of Proverbs God offers divine guidance, revelation, and strength. Through the book, we gain insight into the truth of our circumstances and the best way to handle them.
In order to benefit from the wisdom God offered through the pages of Proverbs we must admit our ignorance and lay down our pride. Additionally we must give up the crazy idea that God doesn't care and realize His caring is shown in the wisdom He shared through the book of Proverbs.
Proverbs reveals truth from the Lord’s viewpoint—the only perspective that matters.
Published on Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 12:07 AM CDT