Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. NIV
This is part of a beautiful passage from the teachings of Asaph.
“What we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us, we will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power and the wonders he has done,” he says in verses three and four.
I Googled it.
High in the results is this listing from Wikipedia: “Advertising is a form of communication intended to persuade an audience (viewers , readers or listeners) to purchase or take some action.”
If we will talk about what God is doing in our lives, about what He has done in the lives of those who came before us, and about the peace that is available to those who trust in Him, perhaps we can persuade others to “take some action.”
Not just any action, mind you … the actions in verse 7:
- Trust God
- Recognize all that He has done to bring you and everyone else on the planet to this moment. Acknowledge and accept the gift of salvation that He freely offers.
- Obey Him.
Notice that, “worry about the future” isn’t listed in verse 7 … or anywhere else in the Bible that I’ve found so far. In fact, if we will trust God, recognize His power and obey, there is no need for worry.
Now, advertising has a bit of a smarmy reputation … but, at it’s heart, it is an important concept. If you find something good, tell others about it, so that they can benefit, too.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.
That’s what I’ll think about today.