Words Of Truth - March 31, 2010 (Corrected)

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"Faith Not Shaken"

Faith Not Shaken
"Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith."
Habakkuk 2:4

     The following devotional was written by Mr. J. C. Penny in the Christian Herald, during the 1920’s:    

     Changing world conditions over the decades have not shaken my faith in the ultimate triumph of freedom and justice. I was reared by parents whose faith in God, whose belief that right eventually triumphs, are too deeply implanted in me to doubt the final triumph.

     I would, however, emphasize the words "ultimate" and "final." I am not at all sure we may not have to pass through a period of great trial. I am of the opinion that we are in prophetic days, a time when Evil is to be powerful- powerful enough apparently to override the Good.

     But we must face conditions as they exist- and possible greater tribulation- as part of the world's destiny, without losing faith that in due time right will triumph over might. A business friend of mine once said that everything tends to make him pessimistic. Our experiences should cause us to examine our faith and re-establish our convictions. We should resolve with God's help to acquit ourselves like men. We should seek and find a deep and abiding faith that cannot be shaken by outward events.

     God alone, not evil, is all-powerful. His will for the world is justice and right. Good emerges slowly, by we must not doubt its final victory. God's purpose will be established on earth.

(The text verse and study verses have been added to reinforce the truth
of this devotion.)

Study verses - Deuteronomy 32:20; Matthew 6:19-34; 8:23-27; Acts 16:5; I Corinthians 2:5; 16:13; II Corinthians 5:7; Revelation 20:1-10.

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Previous devotions

"Take The Stand" - March 24, 2010
"Happiness Versus Pleasure" - March 17, 2010
"Singing" - March 10, 2010
"Wisdom" - March 3, 2010
"Loyalty" - February 24, 2010
"Observe All Things Whatsoever I Have Commanded You" - February 17, 2010
"A Praying Church" - February 10, 2010
"A Glorious Church" - February 3, 2010
"Work of the Ministry" - January 27, 2010
"Redeem The Time" - January 20, 2010
"Stewardship" - January 13, 2010
"Tithing" - January 6, 2010
"An Expected End" - December 30, 2009
"Silent Night, Holy Night" - December 23, 2009
"Christmas - Part 2" - December 16, 2009
"Christmas - Part 1" - December 9, 2009
"Walk in Truth" - December 2, 2009

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