Emanna for 02/27/2021

Serving a Living and True God

Bible Verses

1 Thes 1:9 ...how you turned to God from the idols to serve a living and true God. 1 Tim 3:15 ...I write that you may know how one ought to conduct himself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and base of the truth.

Words of Ministry

Our present living is a testimony that the God whom we serve is living. He is living in us, and He controls us, directs us, and deals with us. He will not let us go. Rather, in many matters He corrects us and adjusts us. The fact that God controls us and directs us, even in small things such as our thoughts and motives, is a proof that He is living. Furthermore, it is by our daily walk that we can prove to our relatives, neighbors, and friends that our God is living. An idol, however, does not direct or correct anyone. In the presence of an idol someone can gamble or steal without being corrected at all. But we cannot do such things before a living God. Years ago I learned that certain people could steal and then immediately go into a cathedral to worship. Some repented of their thefts and then immediately went out to steal once again. Surely such people do not worship a living God. On the contrary, the god they worship has no life. What about your God? Is He a living God to you? The proper Christian life should bear a testimony that God is living. The reason we do not do or say certain things should be that God is living in us. The God whom we worship and serve is living not only in the heavens, but also in us. We have turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life- study of Thessalonians, p. 18. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim. (Repeat 5/23/00) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.