Monday, March 31, 2014

God's Perfect Way

"As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried:
He is a buckler to all them that trust in Him"
(2 Samuel 22:31)
Sweet Rose II by Nicole Katano
Sweet Rose II


One of the most common excuses given by men for rejecting the God of the Bible is their opinion that His ways are unfair. Even Christians are prone to complain at the way God deals with them. But the fact that we may not understand God's ways hardly gives us the right to pass judgment on them. He often reminds us in His word that His way is perfect and his word has been tried and proved, again and again.




"For the word of the Lord is right; and all His works are done in truth"
(Psalm 33:4)




"The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul"

(Psalm 19:7)









We need to settle it in our hearts that, whether we understand them or not, God's ways are always perfect. What He does is right, and whatever He says must be true by definition. His ways are always in the context of eternity, but we leap to judgment in terms of present inconvenience.

His perfect way is seen most fully in Christ, and His truth is heard most clearly in Christ, for "I am the Way." He said, and "I am the truth" (John 14:6). Yet Christ's way was through the cross, and His truth was opposed by the father of lies (John 8:44).
  • God's way for us may also lead us into suffering and great opposition, but His way is always perfect and His word is tried and true. If we trust Him through it all He will be our buckler as He was for David.

"Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him" (Proverbs 30:5).
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D.

Lighthouse: Dusk by T. C. Chiu
Lighthouse: Dusk


pictures courtesy of all posters

Love, Mimi

22 comments:

Ruthie said...

Again a very nice post. I love the beautiful roses.
Have a great weekend.
Smiles.

Mike Golch said...

you have put up a great posting as you do. Hugs.

Lisa said...

Beautiful post. The flowers are beautiful.Take care. Lisa

Me said...

present inconvenience - in exchange for eternity...it seems like it should be such an easy decision but sin can make it so hard.

Tracy said...

Thank you for the wonderful posting Mimi. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and blessings sent your way.

Cathy said...

A very beautiful post, Mimi, and the pictures are lovely.

Lille meg said...

Amen! How it is true!
Yes, all human being try to go their own ways, even christians, as you said.
We often forget that God is good, and he always want the best for us.
Thank you for sharing, and for your pretty roses!
Have a blessed week!
Love.

Maxine said...

Wonderful words; wonderful pictures to go with them, as always. Thanks for providing us with all the lovely devotionals to comfort and feed our souls, Mimi. Hope you and yours are well. Hoping to get back to blogging more regularly again.

Mary said...

A wonderful post, as always. I love the lighthouse poster. The roses are exquisite.

Blessings,
Mary

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

The roses are stunning and the poat as always is a Blessing to me...hugs..m..

Hopefulsl said...

Once again you made me think :)
Thanks for this lovely post.
Hope all is well!
Hugs & Blessings,
Love,Stacy

Denise said...

This is a wonderful post and there are a couple of scriptures that I have loved over the past few years... It shows that we cannot even think hard enough or imagine high enough...... What an awesome scripture that tells us that we cannot even imagine what HE has prepared for us!!!!! I have a good imagination....... What a wonderful promise...... oh what fun we will have!

have a great Thursday!

Isa 55:8 For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD.


1Cr 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

Hailey's Beats and Bits said...

for you mimi: http://brainbitsandbeats.com/?p=150

Brian said...

Hi Mom! It's Jodi. I'm on Brian's computer, in the dark - lol, and don't want to try to figure out how to log out of his account.

We're heading home this morning. I'll call you tonight.

Love you! Give Dad a hug from me.

Jods

Sharon said...

What a lovely post. God's Word is true and alive! I am so thankful that we have His Word to guide us in our lives.

I haven't been by in awhile. I hope all is well with you.

Hugs, Sharon

Saija said...

amen!
and if God tried to explain His ways to us - even then, we wouldn't understand!

Dawn said...

Hi, Mimi - I have had to go private with my blog, and would love to have you as one of my regular visitors, if you wish. If so, please send me your e-address to dawn.carlson@colostate.edu.

Thanks!

Kathi said...

Great post. Thank you for sharing. Kathi

SweetAnnee said...

Some days I feel sad for others..especially children when they are ill..but I do know God's plan is perfect..

All our troubles come from the original sin, not ours.

love to you, Deena

Ruthie said...

Just checking in again. Hope things are well with you.
Hugs.

Mary said...

Mimi,

This is an awesome post. No matter what we think God's way IS indeed perfect.

Blessings,
Mary

Linda said...

It is always a delight to find another Grandma who blogs! I too have seven grandchildren. Your blog is just lovely and I enjoyed reading your post so much.