What are the CERTAINTIES in your life? Our tastes change over time, don’t they? I grew up as a picky eater — until I met my wife-to-be. Then I learned the discipline of a “no-thank-you helping.”
If you made a list, like Calvin, of the matters about which you are absolutely certain, what would be on that list? Hopefully, truths about the Lord and His character would top your list. What am I certain about Him?
1. He is the unchanging, perfect, merciful, holy God of the universe. Any theology that compromises one of His attributes is out of court from the start.
2. Man (you and I) is totally depraved. By “total depravity” Christians don’t mean utter depravity. We are not suggesting that man is as evil as he can possibly be, but that every aspect of man’s make-up (intellect, emotions, will, personality, priorities, body, etc.) has been tainted by sin.
3. Life can be meaningful when you and I are in a proper relationship with Him through Jesus Christ.
4. The Bible indeed is God’s Word — and can be trusted, engaged with, and applied to every issue in life.
What are some of YOUR certainties?