Day 4

Day 4: Faith

Psalms 1:1-3: “Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night. They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.”

Lesson: In our world today, there is so much confusion and misinformation that runs rampant, and the current situation with COVID-19 is no exception. We hear one thing on the news, another thing from a family member, and something entirely different from someone on Facebook. In today’s society where limitless information can be readily found in seconds on our phones and computers, we can become bogged down trying to figure out what’s true and what’s not true. It can become overwhelming and disheartening to sort through it all.

In situations like we are in now, as we sort through all the information we are being given, we know that the best way to discern fact from fiction is to identify the source. We ask ourselves, “Is this source reliable and trustworthy?” If the source is reliable and trustworthy, we give its information greater authority than if the source is unreliable and untrustworthy.

This same principle is relevant to our faith. In life, when we face struggles or need to make decisions, what is the primary source we turn to? To what or who do we give the greatest authority to speak into our lives? The answer should be God. His Word is the most reliable and trustworthy source for us, but we often allow other voices to speak louder than God’s and have a greater influence over our beliefs and decisions.

As today’s opening verse reminds us, the best way for us to flourish is to have God as our source. He is our Creator and our Sustainer. It is in Him that we find guidance and direction. It is in Him that we find comfort and protection. And it is in Him that we find forgiveness and redemption. There is no better or greater source than Him for He loves and cares for us.

Activity: Read Psalm 1 and reflect on it. What has been your primary source of information and direction? Have you placed higher authority on the words of God or the words of people? Whose voice is louder in your life: God’s, yours, or someone else’s? Pray and ask that God would help you remain planted and flourishing in His Word. Ask God to help you avoid the wrong paths and to help you to hear His voice above all others. Thank Him for leading and guiding you. Then, at 6pm tonight, join us for our Wednesday Worship service on Facebook Live. Let’s worship, pray, and stay connected!

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