God’s Solutions for Today’s Problems #69
Welcome to God’s Solutions for Today’s Problems podcast. This is podcast #69
My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Ordained Chaplains USA and Life coach. We don’t have to look far to see that many people in the world are dealing with a variety of problems and are in need of solutions. No matter what problem you are facing — whether it is emotional, psychological or spiritual — Jesus Christ holds the solution that you need. As we walk together in this podcast, we will address a number of topics that exist in the world and present solutions from the Bible that will help you heal and live life more abundantly. Our aim in this podcast is: (1) to introduce you to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, the ultimate source of all healing; (2) to provide you with information that will help you to understand the problem; and (3) to help you by providing solutions to your problems.
Our passage from the Word of God today is Psalm 11:5. It reads, “The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.”
Allow me to share with you some interesting points on this passage from Matthew Henry’s Commentary:
The Lord tries all the children of men that he may do them good in their latter end. Let not that therefore shake our foundations nor discourage our hope and trust in God.V. That, however persecutors and oppressors may prosper and prevail awhile, they now lie under, and will for ever perish under, the wrath of God. He is a holy God, and therefore hates them, and cannot endure to look upon them: The wicked, and him that loveth violence, his soul hateth; for nothing is more contrary to the rectitude and goodness of his nature. Their prosperity is so far from being an evidence of God’s love that their abuse of it does certainly make them the objects of his hatred. He that hates nothing that he has made, yet hates those who have thus ill-made themselves. Dr. Hammond offers another reading of this verse: The Lord trieth the righteous and the wicked (distinguishes infallibly between them, which is more than we can do), and he that loveth violence hateth his own soul, that is, persecutors bring certain ruin upon themselves, as follows here. 2. He is a righteous Judge, and therefore he will punish them.
Our quote for today is from Honor Blackman. She said, “Domestic violence can be so easy for people to ignore, as it often happens without any witnesses and it is sometimes easier not to get involved. Yet, by publicly speaking out against domestic violence, together we can challenge attitudes towards violence in the home and show that domestic violence is a crime and not merely unacceptable.”
The problem we are discussing today is “Domestic Violence” (part 1) from the book, “The Guide to Biblical Counseling” by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins.
Marge stared into the mirror at the new bruise on her face. She had imagined that this would be happening to her. She knew her husband, Pul, was sorry; he had told her so again and again last night after he had seen the marks on her face where he had hit her. This morning before he left for work, he had promised that it wouldn’t happen again if she would just give him another chance.
Janet didn’t know what to do. The wedding was only weeks away and she had always thought that she and Randy had made such a good couple. But lately he was becoming more controlling of her time and demanded to know where she was going when he wasn’t with her. He was also getting jealous when some of her other friends spent time with her. But last night had been the worst. When she had disagreed with him, he had actually grabbed her arms and shaken her. She had been afraid. But surely he would calm down once they were married, wouldn’t he?
Tom was afraid. Marsha had always had a temper and would occasionally slap him when she got angry. But last night she had been drinking and when she attacked him, she really tried to hurt him. /tom knew he couldn’t fight back but he didn’t know how much more of it he could take.
In homes where partner abuse occurs, children are 1,500 times more likely to be abused.
In our next broadcast, we will continue looking at the problem of Domestic Violence.
Now, if you are listening today, and you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, allow me to show you how.
First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.
Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
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Until next time, my friend remember that God has a solution to all of your problems.