Deuteronomy 5: Seeing Is Believing
Deuteronomy chapter 5 features a recap of the Ten Commandments. However, I want to take you to a verse that is a little bit later.
Deu 5:24 And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath shewed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk with man, and he liveth.
They say that seeing is believing. The Israelites recognized all of the obvious truth before them and decided that God must be real.
They evaluated the evidence and realized that God was intimately involved in their lives. They realized that He does talk to humans and does indeed alive in heaven.
You and I are faced with a similar choice.
First, we need to evaluate what we know and make a choice to either accept or reject God. We have proof that at the very least the Bible is an accurate historical document, and if that is true, why not trust it for spiritual matters as well?
We also have the evidence in the lives of those around us. Perhaps you know people who had really been making some bad decisions, but when they answered the call of Jesus, they made a complete turnaround. You wonder what happened to them. What possibly make that big of a change in someone’s life?
God can do that, and he had been in the business of doing that for a long time. Look at Paul. He was in the business of hunting down Christians, but after he encountered God, he became one of the most well-known Christians of all time.
I know that this is not nearly an exhaustive list of all of the reasons that people have stated for believing in God. I know that there are many more, but it all comes down to that choice.
Do you believe that God is who He says He is, and what are you going to do about it?