Truth, Grief, and the Fear of God

Rev. Dylan Valliere
Faith Chapel of the Christian and Missionary Alliance
03/31/2019

March 31, 2019

2 Samuel 1:1-16


Truth

We live in a universe created and reigned over by a God who seesEVERYTHING.

The God of creation, of the Cross, and of the Bible is a God who loves truth, hates falsehood, and will bring everything into the light.

Grief

It’s easy in our fallen nature to look on the misfortune or downfall of others with condemnation, pride, and self-righteousness.

Do we look on the suffering of the church from a distance with calm calculation and criticism or do we mourn when the bride of Christ suffers?

The Fear of God

Are we driven by opportunity and personal gain?  Or do our hearts yearn for God and for the good of God’s people?

The heart that God desires to form in his children finds more delight in pleasing the Lord than in pleasing self.

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