A Series on Trusting God at His Word
So I want you to know, straight out of the gate, that this is one of the hardest episodes I’ve had to prepare for. In fact, it revealed to me that I struggle with trusting God at His Word.
Because we live in a world where we are pressured to identify ourselves by our culture, rather than the Word of God, this is the time to get rooted in our identity and build on right beliefs.
Therefore I’m excited, and a wee bit nervous, to introduce a new podcast series on Trusting God at His Word.
For today, we focus specifically on a selection of controversial verses in the Bible.
Here, I review the verses and discuss some of the topics at a high level only.
In future episodes, we dive deeper into the Biblical context of Christian marriage, tithing, unpopular beliefs (as they pertain to abortion, gender, LGBTQ, feminism and more), as well as the worldly voices that we listen to.
As you listen to this podcast, ask yourself how much do you trust God; I mean really.
Do you trust God at His Word enough to:
- submit to your husband?
- tithe, even when money is limited?
- stand with the unpopular? (And by that I’m referring to the unpopular opinion, as well.)
- stop listening to the voices of the world before I go into any more detail?
These are challenging questions that I have posed myself, and I hope you will, too.
Because I believe people should do their own homework, here is a list of the verses discussed in this episode. For the full passage, follow the links to Biblegateway.com.
- “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.” – Ephesians 5:22-24
- “Honour the Lord with your wealth” – Proverbs 3:9-10
- “Do not be conformed to this world” – Romans 12:2
- “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” – Matthew 5:43-45
- “male and female he created them.” – Genesis 1:27
- “Did not he who made me in the womb make them?” – Job 31:15
- “the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God (…) neither the sexually immoral, (…) nor men who practice homosexuality,” – 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
- “How long will you go limping between two different opinions?” – 1 Kings 18:21