Devotion of the Day

Now Where or Now Here

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
Psalm 14:1

Emmanuel…God with us.
Matthew 1:23

He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
John 14:17

An atheist had a sign on the wall of his office that read, “God Is Nowhere.” A little girl saw it and exclaimed, “Look! It says, ‘God Is Now Here!’”

Today godless and lawless millions deny God’s very existence. But there are still many who have not bowed to this Baal, who know that the Word became flesh and that in the Holy Spirit God is not only with us but in us.

The struggle is between the “Nowheres” and the “Now Heres.” “is the Lord among us, or not?” (Ex. 17:7) – that is the issue. The fool hath said in his heart, “There isnot God,” because God is not in his heart. The Christian says there is a God, because God is in his heart. He means more than merely that God is or that God is somewhere. He says God is now here, because God is a present, living reality.

You ask me how I know He lives,
He lives within my heart!

These are they who know that the tabernacle of the Lord is with men because He lives in us, the temples of His Holy Spirit.

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