Romans 15:4 says that “we, through the comfort of the scriptures might have hope“.
1 Thessalonians 4:18 says “Therefore comfort one another with these words”.
As the two verses above tell us, the promises of the Bible and the truths about God it contains comfort us.
For our study today I want to ask everyone: Which scripture are you leaning on right now – thinking about a lot and finding comfort in during these uncertain times? I want everyone to leave a note about it in the comments section below. Your submission here could be a real blessing to others so please share!
Here is mine. I heard someone make reference to it yesterday and have been giving it a lot of thought.
In Daniel 3:16-18, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendigo were threatened by Nebuchadnezzar to bow down to his idol or be thrown into the fiery furnace. Their response:
“O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image”.
I love the boldness and confidence of the 3 Hebrews, but also their realism. God is able to deliver us! (Eventually in this case he does!). He is able to deliver us but even if he chooses not to we are still not going to turn our back on Him.
In our current crises God is able to do anything. But the truth is we have no promise that none of us will be unaffected by the virus. Its likely some of us will get sick. We don’t serve God because we think He will not let anything unpleasant happen to us, we serve Him because He is God!
Note: Due to the Coronavirus we will be having “virtual church” tomorrow with a broadcast live from our church building. Those who are interested can “tune in” by going to the Lakeshore Facebook Page at 10:30.