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A Word to the Wise – 9-16-2015

by Dr. Walter Olsen

What is the Christian’s hope in time of anxiety, confusion, and uncertainty in the world? First of all, we know the answer cannot be found in men who do not believe in God, but the unbelief of man does not thwart the plan and purpose of God.

God does have a plan for the future as He has had a plan for all of history. Often we fail to see the plan of God because we fail to be familiar with God’s word, the Bible. Because many men reject God’s truth and live in the depths of sin, they see only the results of such willful departure from God. We must also remember that mans’ wisdom can in no way be compared to the wisdom of God. Thus, if we look to man for answers to the uncertainties of the times we live in, we will be hopelessly confused and misled. But God has not left the believer in darkness! As we study God’s word and trust the Holy Spirit to reveal His truth to us, we will find the comfort we so desperately seek. While there is very much truth about the future in the word of God, one truth is so helpful. The prophet Habakkuk faced a similar challenge in his day regarding the sin of his people. His exhortation is so comforting, “But the Lord is in His holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before Him” (Hab. 2:20). Yes, God is in control! Rejoice!!

First Baptist Church of Woodville
Dennis Tapp, Pastor 715-698-2624