August 5, 2016

Day 218 of 2016

The prophets remind us that nothing happens by chance.  God’s hand turns history in the direction he desires.  His eyes are fixed not only on his chosen people.  He watches every people group no matter how obscure, and he watches his followers with extra care.... 

Knowing God directs both the course of history and the flow of your life is supposed to be a source of comfort.  However, some people have twisted the truth to say that because God controls everything, individual human actions don’t matter.

This attitude is called fatalism....fatalism calls for giving up and despair...

God calls for a different response....His control of nations and individuals is dynamic.  The choices you make and the actions you take really do matter...Above all, Jonah will give you an example of how God wants you to trust him implicitly and do whatever he asks.  The Bible calls this faith, not fatalism, and faith produces hope, not despair.

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(Synthesized from "The Message//Remix:Pause - A Daily Reading Bible")