The lord works in mysterious ways, but the Lord’s ways are hardly mysterious. He reveals them carefully and methodically over space and time to the point where we can put faith in them and build a reliable construct of character. Indeed, we can truly know God, though we don’t fully know God. We can know about his divine decrees, his sovereignty in all things and his infinite nature. We can run with abandon toward these things, even before giants and kings, with sure footing. Ezra knew this because he was a student of scripture. He was diligent to search it in order to understand and build up his knowledge of who God is. He angled himself upon God, and was confident that God would angle himself toward him. This was honored by God and should be replicated by us. We should allow Ezra’s fortitude about scripture to permeate our attitude toward life’s difficulties. We should be aware that our connection with the Bible is the greatest point of tactical fine tuning we can make in life.
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY.
First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years.
I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy.
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