Dear Grace Baptist Church Family,
The news is relentless. It is literally 24/7. And it comes from every form of media—TV, radio, internet, Facebook and even in printed form. Those little bites of information that grab our attention for a moment are called “newsworthy.” But as you know a lot of it is not worthy of our time or attention.
But it is difficult to avoid. If we do not receive the news information from the sources I mentioned, then we hear about it in casual conversations. You cannot avoid the news.
But the news we often hear is very discouraging, disparaging and sometimes depressing! At least that is how I sometimes feel after the “newsflash.” Do you?
Let me recommend that you read something else. Yes, it is the Bible. That is the true trustworthy source that we can depend on. But I want to direct you to a familiar passage. It was written by Moses—as the human author (we know that God is the real author of Scripture). And Moses had some experience with days that were difficult. Can you imagine if there were news back then like there is today? Moses would have been headline news regularly. You can think of all kinds of news articles about Moses.
But inspired by God we are blessed with a psalm that is very instructive for us. That familiar psalm is Psalm 90. It does not take long to read it. Please do.
I will list a few thoughts that impacted me. I am sure you will see these as well as many others. I would encourage you to jot your thoughts down. As you read this psalm and think through it I believe you will be encouraged by a man who looked at God and was not distracted by the news of the day. So here are a few insights to get you started:
• the eternity of God
• the brevity of life
• the appeal to have a meaningful life
• that God would favor us knowing that our life is short
• confidence in God
• desire for divine intervention
• desire for God to work through us
• to show His power to future generations
• the reality of affliction and difficulty in this life
• we are recipients of God’s mercy
I hope that helps you in your inner man. It did me! You can’t miss the news but you can have a different perspective. This psalm helps.
In closing, I encourage you to pray for our services, for our church and for me as well. Would you take a few private moments between now and Sunday morning to pray?
I look forward to worshipping the Lord together with you.
Dr. Wynne Kimbrough is the editor of this resource.
Some of the articles are written by him while others are found and shared with permission from the original authors. Some of of these authors wish to remain anonymous.