Trusting God Sincerely & Taking Refuge in Him

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In Psalm 34:8, we find God continually inviting us to His boundless love and grace. “O taste and see that the Lord is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” Making God your shelter in this life has an added incentive of blessedness. The “Lord is good” if you will just decide to “taste and see” the experience. Sincerely trusting God and taking refuge in Him by faith open the door of Heaven’s blessings. This inwardness we venture to call as faith experience only starts to develop after hearing and meditating upon God’s blessed promises. “For this reason,” wrote the apostle Paul, “we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.” (1 Thess 2:13) Sincerely trusting God, therefore, is only possible if you hear the Word of God and it begins to perform “its work in you who believe.”

Seed of the Woman Who Gave us Truth, Hope & a Future

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God’s love is the message of true Christianity, and it is beautifully woven into the story of the Seed of the woman. The Holy Bible tells us the big story about this Seed. It begins with our Father God creating all things in heaven and on earth out of nothing. He embellished the boundless expanse of the universe with stars and galaxies. Through His powers, the void and formless earth then saw the shining sun as the clouds dressed the skies. He created life which then brought many things to the earth such as the music of nature during the night and the amazing millions of colors that painted the breaking of every day. I am always seized by the magnificence of the mountain ranges, the rivers, and the joy of the flowers, for in nature I see divine beauty and design—the very portrayal of God’s loving character!

God Owns Everything Except Our Decision to Live in Heaven

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By Jun P. Espina | Last updated on March 24th, 2021 at 11:38 pm

Where is the Arrogance About Life When God Owns Everything?

At the prime of his life, age 36, a friend of mine died of heart attack. Very healthy and robust, but his heart failed him one day during a party. Yes, the first symptom of a heart attack is death, the number one killer disease. Everyone attending the party was shocked, couldn’t accept seeing a healthy young man killed by a cardiac failure. From such episode of life, we saw how God owns everything. At His command, we may live or die. For in “his hand,” stated Job 12:10, “is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.”

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Merciful God Versus Human Arrogance and Fearlessness

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By Jun P. Espina | Last updated on February 18th, 2020 at 12:02 pm

Merciful God But Terrifying

Our sense of self-confidence, superiority and pride do not please God. Although He is a merciful God, He also wills that we humble ourselves before Him. Said the atheists that religion is intellectual infancy. If religion is relationship with God, then Christ had a religion, since during His earthly ministry, He wouldn’t do anything without first saying a prayer to His Father God. Yes, Christ had a religion, but no one would dare say that our Lord had intellectual infancy in His Person. The atheists don’t include faith in their intellectual and emotional menu, for the beauty of reason and science are the ones governing and adorning their mindset. I had a casual acquaintance with atheists, and I know that even cancer or heart attack or any form of death-threat cannot change their anti-God views. But it “is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” (Heb. 10:31) For us on the opposite side, we need to be fearful to our merciful God, and here are our reasons:

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Involve God in Our Everyday Life Through Christ

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By Jun P. Espina | Last updated on February 18th, 2020 at 01:29 pm

Involve God

Why not involve God in our everyday life? Yes, billions of people today don’t acknowledge God, (I mean, the God of the apostle Paul and the Holy Scriptures!) in their daily routine until disease or a calamity hits them. We separate our borrowed lives from our Father God and Creator. That’s our genetic badge! Taught the Bible that “even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks.” (Rom. 1:21) We don’t call in God, the Father of Christ, in our lives. But, why?

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Responsibility Redefined, Humanized—Becoming Subjective

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By Jun P. Espina | Last updated on February 18th, 2020 at 02:18 pm

Responsibility Redefined, Loses its Objective Meaning

How do you define the word responsibility? It is a “form of trustworthiness,” according to the dictionary, “the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one’s conduct.” Is this sense of obligation and answerability now vanishing in the sphere of politics by the dishonesty and corruption of most politicians; of religion by the dollar mentality of many religious leaders; of the family by the parents’ neglect of their children? Hence, we need our sense of trustworthiness to always harmonize with the Christian teachings. We need the biblical accountability as Christ’s people. Let us neither redefined nor humanized our version of responsibility!

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