Many are the sorrows and frustrations of those who don’t come clean with God. But when you trust in the Lord for forgiveness, his wrap-around love will surround you. So celebrate the goodness of God! He shows this kindness to everyone who is his. Go ahead—shout for joy, all you upright ones who want to please him! (Ps 32:10-11, TPT)
“I have observed, indeed, generally, that while in protestant countries the defections from the Platonic Christianity of the priests is to Deism, in Catholic countries they are to Atheism. Diderot, D’Alembert, D’Holbach, Condorcet, are known to have been among the most virtuous of men. Their virtue, then, must have had some other foundation than the love of God. [Letter to Thomas Law, 13 June 1814]” ― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson
There are countless numbers of people who claim to neither know God nor need God. Many blame the failure of religion or Christianity for their position. Others claim to be wise in their own understanding. David once wrote, “the fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt; they have done abominable works; there is none who does good. (Psa 14:1 NKJ) Notice that David said that the ‘knowing’ is in the heart. I know God intellectually, but I also know him personally. I am thankful this morning for the love of God that surrounds me. Makes you want to shout HALLELUJAH!