Self-help vs. God-help

Christianity is synonymous with stability. There is a resolute focus that separates us from worldly people who keep loosing their heads. Circumstances are filtered through the purifying filter of the sovereignty of God and His Gospel. On more than one occasion the Scriptures describe believers in terms of how sure footed they are compared to others. Paul for example marks out the mature as, “stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven” (Colossians 1:23). They are the ones who don’t waver. They are not double-minded (James 1:8). So why is there so much chaos even in the church today? Why are so many professing believers thrown all over the deck? The answer is they don’t set their feet on the solid rock of objective truth about God. It’s too hard, takes too long, or appears too difficult. Instead they turn to a seminar or counselor. This is the difference between self-help and divine help. True stability begins with meditating on the character of God, searching out the written will of God, and then obeying the commands of God with the faith you will encounter the help of God.

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