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Thought for the day by Phil Moon (Vicar)
What’s the difference between a Christian and an unbeliever?
You could say from Psalm 23:4 that the answer is God’s presence. “I will fear no evil, for you are with me”. In fact the whole of the psalm is about the relationship between David and his Lord God. Just look at the number of phrases such as “The Lord is my…” (v1) “He makes me…” (v2), ”He leads me…”(v2), “He refreshes my…”(v3), “He guides me…” (v3), and “You anoint my…” (v5).
And just see the difference this makes. Because of this relationship, for instance, “I lack nothing” (v1), “I will fear no evil” (v4) and “I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” (v6)
So as Christians today, we have God’s presence, in the fear and the uncertainty, in the worry and the concern, in losses we currently experience.
I suggest you read Psalm 23 today, very, very slowly, pausing after each phrase and responding in prayer to the Word of God. It is a truly wonderful psalm. God present with us. Today. Right now. What a Comfort, what a Help, what a Shepherd.
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In our modern intercommunicative world, we are constantly bombarded by statistics of all sorts. Mostly we shrug them off. Sometimes they make us gasp but then we move on and forget.
Suddenly, statistics have taken on a human dimension. They mean something. To us. They have human faces. They are people we know - parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, family, friends.
When was the last time we were so bothered by statistics? eg:
May He forgive us for our indifference.
Maybe He is giving us an opportunity to repent? 2 Corinthians 7:10
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