Gaze at God, Glance at Life

Gaze at God, Glance at Life

It’s homecoming week here at Freed Hardeman and life on campus gets a little stressful. Every single day this week, we have something to do.  Although we started the week with a bonfire devotional to put our focus on things above, throughout the week we seem to choose to put our social clubs over everything else. We are so invested in our clubs; we scarcely sleep as we compete with other clubs.  We seem to always forget to read our Bibles, or just have a talk with God. But, homecoming week isn’t the only time we forget to talk to God.  We are constantly putting anything and everything ahead of God. 

God’s throne is not a loveseat. 

What I mean by this is that we can’t idolize something else and still have God first.  God is a jealous God, He doesn’t share.  Worldly things such as: technology, social media, jobs, friends, relationships, social clubs, shopping, all seem to rule our lives. We’re always gazing at life and only glancing at God when we need Him. 

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The Love of God

The Love of God

Sin separates us from God (Is. 59:2, 1 John 1:6, 8, 10; Eph. 2:12; Eph. 4:18). Because of sin, man and God could not live together. A great chasm separates us from God. We know that God cannot sin (hen. 6:18; 2 Tim. 2:13; James 1:13). However, even in our sin, God still loves us. "But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).

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