God has radiografia columna lumbar your back! a testimony to the faithfulness of god

I spent some time the other day watering the trees radiografia columna lumbar and some of the rose bushes in the back yard radiografia columna lumbar with a water hose. It has been so hot that even with our sprinkler radiografia columna lumbar system the trees and flowers are really taking a beating. As I was watering the plants and thinking about how radiografia columna lumbar hot it has been outside, I was reminded of jeremiah 17:7 – 8.

Jeremiah 17:7 “blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD and radiografia columna lumbar whose trust is the LORD. 8 “for he will be like a tree planted by the radiografia columna lumbar water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not radiografia columna lumbar fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of radiografia columna lumbar drought nor cease to yield fruit.”

In this chapter, jeremiah contrasts the experience of those who trust in themselves radiografia columna lumbar and those who trust in god. Those who trust in themselves or trust in man are radiografia columna lumbar compared to a lonely, parched shrub in the desert which barely manages to survive. On the other hand, those who trust in god are like a tree planted radiografia columna lumbar by an ever flowing stream. Oh, they will still feel the heat of this world and radiografia columna lumbar face droughts from time to time, but they do not need to worry. They can trust that god will continue to refresh them, revive them, and help them bear fruit.

This past week I have been reading through the epistle radiografia columna lumbar of 1 john. It is a wonderful letter and I encourage you to radiografia columna lumbar read through it as well. I really appreciate the way john reminds the church that radiografia columna lumbar we are to keep the commandments of god and abide radiografia columna lumbar in his word. We are to walk in the truth. John also says that we as we walk in the radiografia columna lumbar truth, we are also to walk in the love of christ. Truth and love should always go hand in hand. John writes in 1 john 4:19

1 john 4:19 we love, because he first loved us. 20 if someone says, “I love god,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom radiografia columna lumbar he has seen, cannot love god whom he has not seen. 21 and this commandment we have from him, that the one who loves god should love his brother radiografia columna lumbar also.

In a sin-fallen world where we witness and experience so many hateful radiografia columna lumbar things, christ calls us to walk in love. As christians, others should experience and witness god’s love in us and through us – even when we disagree and even when we’ve been wronged. We are to love. There is no place for hating others. There is no place for hurting others. We are to love others. That does not mean we have to compromise the truth. We are to walk in truth and love. We are called to do so and we are able radiografia columna lumbar to do so because he has first loved us.

Someone recently asked me why I think that jesus is radiografia columna lumbar god. Let me first say that I believe that the bible radiografia columna lumbar teaches the concept of the trinity even though it may radiografia columna lumbar not use the word “trinity” to describe the concept. The bible presents a picture of the trinity at jesus’ baptism. Luke’s gospel records that when jesus was baptized “the holy spirit descended upon him in bodily form like radiografia columna lumbar a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, “you are my beloved son, in you I am well-pleased. (luke 3:22).” in this passage we have god the father, god the son and god the holy spirit all present radiografia columna lumbar at the same time.

Perhaps the main reason I believe that jesus is god radiografia columna lumbar is because jesus claimed to be god. The gospels record four us that this claim of his radiografia columna lumbar was recognized by the jewish leaders. They understood that through his words and his teachings, jesus was claiming to be god. When jesus healed the crippled man in john chapter 5, he also forgave the man of his sins. The jews understood that only god can forgive sins and radiografia columna lumbar they understood that jesus was claiming to be god. The bible says in john 5:18 “for this reason therefore the jews were seeking all the radiografia columna lumbar more to kill him, because he not only was breaking the sabbath, but also was calling god his own father, making himself equal with god.”

Jesus was very clear about his deity in john chapter radiografia columna lumbar 10 as he spoke about being the good shepherd. The jewish leaders pressed christ further on his messianic claims radiografia columna lumbar and jesus said in john 10:30 “I and the father are one.” when jesus declared himself to be god, the jews picked up stones to kill him for his radiografia columna lumbar blasphemy. They had no doubt about who jesus was claiming to radiografia columna lumbar be.

Philippians 2:5 have this attitude in yourselves which was also in radiografia columna lumbar christ jesus, 6 who, although he existed in the form of god, did not regard equality with god a thing to be radiografia columna lumbar grasped, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of radiografia columna lumbar death, even death on a cross. 9 for this reason also, god highly exalted him, and bestowed on him the name which is above every radiografia columna lumbar name, 10 so that at the name of jesus EVERY KNEE radiografia columna lumbar WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and radiografia columna lumbar under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that jesus christ radiografia columna lumbar is lord, to the glory of god the father.

Jesus, who claimed to be god, performed miracles of healing, cast out demons, showed his power over nature by calming the wind and radiografia columna lumbar the waves, he lived a sinless life and he predicted his own radiografia columna lumbar death, burial and resurrection. Jesus willingly gave his life on the cross and then radiografia columna lumbar demonstrated the power and authority to take it back up radiografia columna lumbar again. He rose on the third day. All of these things are evidence and testify to the radiografia columna lumbar fact that we can trust what jesus says. We can trust that he is god incarnate, the second person of the trinity. We can trust that he can and will forgive us radiografia columna lumbar of our sins if we ask. We can trust that jesus is god. I pray that you have accepted him as yours.

I was talking with someone last week and they were radiografia columna lumbar reflecting on a difficult time they faced years ago. They spoke of how tough it was to make it radiografia columna lumbar through each day and how they know that god helped radiografia columna lumbar them through that time. They shared how god has since used their experience to radiografia columna lumbar help them connect with and be able to offer help radiografia columna lumbar and hope to others going through similar tough times. As they spoke I was reminded of paul’s words to the church in 2 corinthians 1:3 – 4.

2 cor 1:3 blessed be the god and father of our lord radiografia columna lumbar jesus christ, the father of mercies and god of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction so that radiografia columna lumbar we will be able to comfort those who are in radiografia columna lumbar any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are radiografia columna lumbar comforted by god.

In these verses paul praises god for the comfort and radiografia columna lumbar strength he sends to us in difficult times. Paul says that not only does god pull us through radiografia columna lumbar such times but that he is able to use these radiografia columna lumbar experiences in our lives in a positive way. We are able to comfort others with the same divine radiografia columna lumbar comfort that we ourselves have received from god. My prayer for you is that today, you will know and receive the comfort of god, the father of all mercies and all comfort, and our lord jesus christ.

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