Dear Friends of "Dial Daily Bread,"
Psalm 14:1 says that the fool has said in his heart there is no God. And Romans 1:19, 20 says that the invisible God has made Himself visible by the things that He has made so that we can understand His eternal power and Godhead.
There are people everywhere who feel like orphans--they wish they could know God but they have been taught either to doubt His existence or to doubt that He personally loves them and cares for them.
Looking at a simple acorn will help us understand something. Look at that little seed: there is a mighty oak tree wrapped up within it. You cannot see it, it is invisible, but your common sense tells you that it is there. Just plant it in the ground, give it some water, and wait 100 years and see the giant tree that has come from that tiny acorn. The evolutionist says all this evolved mysteriously over millions of years; the Bible says that God created that tree and the mysterious principle of life that makes it possible, and that He made it to be an oak and not an apple tree.
Now for the punch line: Hebrews 4:12 tells us that the words of the Bible are like a living, sprouting acorn, a seed that grows in the human heart and produces the miracle of a new character: "The word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." And Colossians 3:16 says, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly." In other words, don't stop it. Let it get planted in your heart. Don't uproot it.
An oak tree scatters its acorns everywhere, so the Lord, by His Holy Spirit is scattering these seeds of Bible truth. Welcome them, receive them, and they will grow in your heart to transform your character into the likeness of the Creator who is also our Savior, Christ Jesus.
--Robert J. Wieland
From the "Dial Daily Bread" Archive: 1994 Phone Message.
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