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BELIEVING IN ANYTHING


G.K. Chesterton once said, "It is often supposed that when people stop believing in God, they believe in nothing.

Alas, it is worse than that. When they stop believing in God, they believe in anything."


Without God the only standard of TRUST - of right and wrong - is what appeals to you. And that's a shifting standard. It all depends on what I want, what I like, what I accept, what pleases me.


But scripture says: "All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" My standards are all warped. My morality is riddled with impurity. And if I base what I TRUST on that warpedness/ impurity, then I'm going to embrace whatever gods allow me to do what I want to do.


It's insanity. When I stop trusting in the God of Scripture... I'll believe in anything, and eventually that will lead me to destruction.


But now, by contrast, if I trust in the God of Scripture I'm no longer led by MY righteousness and holiness. Instead I'm trusting a God who is so holy and so righteous that my tendency will be to build my life around Him (rather than Him around me).


I'll use His standards of right and wrong -- not mine.

I'll build on His morality in my life -- not mine.

I'll build on His expectations for me... not mine.


AND I know if I trust in Him in these matters... I will be blessed.

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