Saturday, June 11, 2011

"It Can't Be Wrong When It Feels So Right"

(Well, actually it can be wrong.)

One of the most embarrassing things a person suffers is to have to admit being wrong about something of which we were absolutely certain. Usually what happens is we were missing or unaware of some vital facts which make all the difference in how we see a certain situation. It's a matter of perspective and once we see things the way they actually are, we are forced to change our thinking, even though it is the exact opposite of what we earlier believed to be the truth.

This summer we are studying the book of Proverbs, a collection of ancient truths on the subject of how life is from God's point of view. On Sunday we are going to look at a very important text for our current time. It reads, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." We live in an age when truth is defined as "what a person believes is best for him/her at that specific moment in time". In other words, right or wrong are determined by the viewpoint of the individual. The results of such thinking are chillingly reflected in the unfathomable number of people killed in wars over the last 100 years.

Human beings will never have the answers to life's question we so desperately need. We cannot save ourselves. It is time to stop looking within for solutions and turn our quest for truth toward the heavens. The only way we can truly understand life is to see it from the perspective of the One who created it. Join us this Sunday (June 12 at 10:00 am) for a look at life from God's point of view.

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.