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Morning and Evening: 08/25



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Every morning I have my set regimen. At the top of that list is coffee. Call me an addict but at least I can use my caffeine addiction as an example to illustrate God’s wonder. As I drive to the coffee shop I can see the green logo and I’m already salivating. I can hear them pouring my cup of coffee and I get my cash or credit card ready. I love the way coffee has an ability to wake me up by its smell alone. But because it’s so hot I have to order it with the extra cup and paper sleeve. No extra charge but if there was, I’d happily pay it. And then there’s the taste. How in the world did I acquire that taste anyway? Point being– each of these things present an aspect of how I use my senses to value my morning caffeine rush. In the same way, God has given us five senses by which we declare his worth. By our five senses we can describe our faith in Christ. Spurgeon gives the following examples:

Sight
“Turn (or look) to me and be saved.” (Isaiah 45:22 ESV)
Hearing
“Hear, that your soul may live.” (Isaiah 55:3 ESV)
Smell
“Your name is [like a very fragrant] oil poured out.” (Song 1:3 ESV)
Touch
Example of the Mark 5 woman who reached out to touch Jesus in faith
Taste
“How sweet are your words to my taste! Sweeter than honey to my mouth.” (Psalm 119:103 ESV)
God has granted us ways to express our faith in Christ through which we can also experience his glory. Senses are about testing and experiencing. No wonder God says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” (Psalm 34:8)

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