Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Orange Moon Wedneday, January 25, 2023 “The Fount”

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…

              "The Fount" 
    Creation constitutes a "to everlasting" reality.  

    "I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before Him" (Ecclesiastes 3:14).

    However, only of God can Scripture declare…

    "From everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God" (Psalm 90:2).

   The Creator alone has forever existed "from everlasting."  He alone has always been.  Before anything else came into being, the One who eternally generates His own essence and substance existed as the essential core of reality.  This sublime wonder of His glory remains.  Indeed, of His most wondrous work, the forming of beings in His own image, Scripture declares, "In Him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28).  Human beings, "fearfully and wonderfully made" as we are, possess no means of making or sustaining our own existence (Psalm 100:3; 139:14).  We are because God wills us to be, and we will forever abide because like all of our Lord's doings, we "shall be forever" through His "upholding all things by the word of His power" (Hebrews 1:3).

   This may seem to be theology, philosophy, and science to be pondered by the mind.  It is.  However, our greatest response to such truth must involve our heart, namely, the capacity for faith God built into human beings.

    "The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that is, the word of faith which we preach" (Romans 10:8).

    Realizing the singular being and nature of God as the only "from everlasting," reality calls us to accept our role of utter dependence on Him.  This makes the matter far more than conceptual.  This makes the matter personal.  Do I trust the One who gives me "life and breath and all things?" (Acts 17:25).  Do I trust Him about my yesterdays, todays, and forever?  Do I trust Him about this present moment and whatever it may hold in circumstance, condition, and situation?  Do I trust Him for life itself, whether spiritual or earthly?  Do I believe that "to live is Christ" and that nothing else is? (Philippians 1:21).  Realizing we require Him in this moment and forevermore to maintain the basic fact of our very existence prepares us to "trust in the Lord with all thine heart" (Proverbs 3:5).

   The brain can ache when we seek to wrap its limited capacities around such eternal reality.  We nevertheless do well to make the attempt, as guided by the Holy Spirit and the Scriptures.  Few truths will more challenge our comprehension than the eternality and infinity of the living God.  However, few truths will more infuse our trust in Him, our determination to "have no confidence in the flesh," and our experience of living in the truth of who He is, and who we are (Philippians 3:3).  Yes, God is God, from everlasting to everlasting in His singular splendor.  We are His children through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, forever dependent and especially graced to everlasting by His eternal being, and the promise and provision that flow from the Fount whereby all things proceed and endure.

"Thou art God alone."
(Psalm 86:10)
"All my springs are in Thee."
(Psalm 87:7)
"The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms."
(Deuteronomy 33:27)

Weekly Memory Verse
    For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
 (I Corinthians 12:12)







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