|Our King is on his throne|
Every time a new shipment comes in, I am delighted to note that the prices are dropping. That is about to be reversed and I want to weep! I won’t tell you what i want to do to Zuma…., but then I probably would have to stand in line.
So we have to ask ourselves if we really believe the all in “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28. Outwardly, we are all calm and go about our business as usual, even as the downgrade to junk status is on our lips and on our minds. Inwardly, are we all calm or does unease, depression and fear loom large?
Zuma may be president for a while, but our King sits on his throne for ever. This is all the encouragement we need: the Lord is working out the ‘all things’ for our good and for his glory. He doesn’t work all things for our comfort, but they are for our good. Do we believe this in our inner being, so that the current events to not turn us upside down? Are we an encouragement to all those around us that are in a panic? It’s not wrong to protest, to stand up and be counted, but, to glorify God, we need to make sure we are doing so out of principle not out of panic. (see http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/marches-pickets-human-chains-what-you-need-to-know-20170405 for what’s going on in your area.) The Lord specifically tells us not to worry. The present political situation is far from pleasant, but are not to worry about it. Zuma may be upsetting the apple-cart, but the Lord is in control of all things.
What is the good that comes from this situtaion? Well, a little self-analysis is good. If S.A. goes the same way as Zim, will we still be content? If we lose everything, will we still be content? We have God – do we need anything else? He promises to feed and clothe us – is that promise sufficient? Or do we have to have God and our comforts? I like the cream in my coffee and don’t want to be without it, but it’s not about what I like – it’s about what glorifies God. Does worry about how my life may change and what I may lose glorify him? No. Does my satisfaction with less glorify him? Yes, if I am satified with him and him alone.
We may want to shake Zuma until his teeth rattle, but ultimately it is good for us to be rattled. We start thinking about what really matters and if God alone is enough for us. Is he enough for you?
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New in stock (but not newly published):
Hout Bay store: The shop that we opened in Hot Bay in March last year is now being operated indepedently as Bischopsfor Christian Bookshop. They still source their books from us, but their pricing structure has changed to cover costs. We do not deliver books to this store for our customers to collect there. If you order from us, we will post or courier books to you. If you wish to collect from Bischopsford, your order must be placed directly with them. Contact Pam on 021 791 1090 or firstname.lastname@example.org .