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Holy And Blameless And Beyond Reproach

September 20, 2014

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Holy  And Blameless  And Beyond Reproach

When we think  of someone  who really is  “holy  and blameless  and beyond reproach”  we think  of Christ Jesus.     He alone  has lived  a perfectly sinless life.     When we think  of ourselves,  we see  all our faults,  shortcomings,  and downright sinfulness.     Some people feel so out of sorts  about their sins  that they are constantly  putting themselves down.     Their feelings  of unworthiness  are overwhelming  to the point  of being depressed.

What  we think  about ourselves  affects  our whole lives  —  our attitudes,  our lifestyle,  and even our feelings about God.     When we think  we are worthless  and unloved,  we tend  to just give up  and live  in a worthless manner.     We might be argumentative,  rebellious,  and live loosely.

But,  God our Savior  wants all that  to change  in us.     When we realize  that Jesus  is our Savior,  we need  to become knowledgeable  about what that actually means.     Paul tells us  what it means  for us  in Colossians 1:21-22,

And although  you were  formerly alienated  and hostile  in mind,  engaged in evil deeds,  yet He has now  reconciled you  in His fleshly body  through death,  in order  to present you  before Him  holy  and blameless  and beyond reproach

Yes,  we have all sinned  a whole lot.     And we do sin  every day.     In and of ourselves,  we really are unworthy  and unlovable.     But,  when we look  to Jesus  for help,  everything changes  —  “He has now reconciled you  in His fleshly body  through death.”     We are  “reconciled”.     In other words,  we have been made right  in God’s eyes.     His love  has totally settled  all our differences,  so that when God now looks at us  through the blood  of Christ Jesus,  He sees us  as “holy  and blameless  and beyond reproach”.      Faith in Jesus  makes us  absolutely perfect  in God’s eyes.     God says so.

That means  that when we look  at ourselves now  in faith,  we are not to imagine  we are unloved  and worthless.     We are not  to allow depression  to rule  over our lifestyles,  so that we live loosely,  without any hope.     We need  to see ourselves  as God has declared us  to be.     When God sees us as  “holy  and blameless  and beyond reproach”,  we need  to see ourselves  as  “holy  and blameless  and beyond reproach”.

If we don’t,  we just might be calling God Almighty a liar.     God does not lie.     For Jesus’ sake,  we are declared  to truly be  “holy  and blameless  and beyond reproach”.     So,  now let us  see ourselves rightly  —  and start living  in God’s truths  —  not  according to the opinions  of this world.     Now we have good reason  to live according  to the hope  God has graciously given us  through  the truths  of Jesus’  suffering,  death,  and resurrection.

In our new  “reconciled”  life  in Christ,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You for making us holy  and blameless  and beyond reproach  so that we may live  for You.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

A 2.67 year old says  I Pledge Allegiance

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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The World Through Its Wisdom Did Not Come to Know God

September 19, 2014

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The World  Through Its Wisdom  Did Not Come  to Know God

There are so many different religions  and cults  in this world.     All claim  that they are the right and true religion.     But,  only God’s word  has proven its truthfulness  and faithfulness.     The various religions  and cults  can make prophecies,  but are helpless  in causing their words  to come true.       They always have an excuse  of some sort  for their words not coming true.      We even see many groups,  claiming  to be Christian,  going way beyond God’s word  by either adding to it  or taking away  from it.     They pick  and choose  Bible verses  they wish  to twist  and emphasize,  totally ignoring the context  and  other biblical verses  supporting  God’s actual meaning.

All these false interpretations  of God’s word  are according  to the ways  of the world.     In other words,  they are from people  who want  to be leaders,  and pretend  they have a whole lot  of wisdom.     Power and riches are their greatest desire.

For all their conniving,  Paul quotes Isaiah 29:14   in 1 Corinthians 1:19  by saying,

For it is written,
    “I will destroy the wisdom  of the wise,
    And the cleverness  of the clever  I will set aside.”

No false preacher —  or his followers  will be saved  in eternity.     People are following mere people  —  instead of dwelling  on God’s word  and trusting Jesus.

In the first part  of 1 Corinthians 1,  Paul  even admonishes the Corinthians  for specifically following certain  true Christian preachers  of the gospel,  as if the preacher  should be glorified  more than Christ.     That also  is not right.     When God’s word  is being rightly preached,  no one  should be considered better  than others.     We follow Christ  through God’s word  —  not through people  for whatever charisma they might have.

So,  when Paul considers  all preachers,  he says  in 1 Corinthians 1:20-21,

Where is the wise man?     Where is the scribe?     Where is the debater  of this age?     Has not God made foolish the wisdom  of the world?    

For since  in the wisdom  of God  the world  through its wisdom  did not come  to know God,  God was well-pleased  through the foolishness  of the message preached  to save those  who believe.

If we’re using our worldly  “wisdom”  in proudly proclaiming  to know all there is to know  about God  and His ways  —  or if we’re proudly claiming  only one particular preacher  has everything right  and he’s the one we’ll follow  —  we don’t know God.     We are not  to trust ourselves  or any certain person.     Much rather,  Christ Jesus must be  the center  of our faith.

Jesus only is our focus.     He teaches us in John 15:4,

Abide in Me,  and I in you.     As the branch cannot bear fruit  of itself  unless it abides  in the vine,  so neither can you  unless you abide  in Me.

Trusting in Jesus only  as our Guide,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You  for giving us  Your eternal word  —  and for saving us according to Your word.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

A 2.67 year old says  I Pledge Allegiance

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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In the Secret Place of His Tent

September 18, 2014

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In the Secret Place  of His Tent

We all need  a sanctuary  —  a place of safety,  peace,  refuge,  protection  —  a place our enemies cannot reach.     King David had  such a place  and he tells about it  in Psalm 27.     There David says  that no matter how many people  go against him,  “The LORD  is the defense  of my life;  whom  shall I dread?”    (Psalm 27:1)     We need  to learn  about David’s sanctuary,  where it is,  and how he got it.     David tells us  in Psalm 27:4-5,

One thing  I have asked  from the LORD,  that I shall seek:
That I may dwell  in the house  of the LORD  all the days  of my life,
To behold the beauty  of the LORD
And  to meditate  in His temple.      

For  in the day  of trouble  He will conceal me  in His tabernacle;
In the secret place  of His tent  He will hide me;
He will  lift me up  on a rock.

David is not talking  about a physical building.     We know that  because when he was  in a heavy battle,  there was no time  to run  to a physical  “temple”  or  “tabernacle”.     Also,  David had prayed  that he would  “dwell  in the house  of the LORD  all the days  of my life.”     We know  that David did not spend every day  of his life  in a physical place  of worship.     He was  in battle  for much  of his life.

But yet,  David could say,  “in the day  of trouble  He will conceal me  in His tabernacle”.     Where did God hide David?     It was in the  “beauty”  and strength  of a true faith  in the LORD.     David knew how to  “dwell”  in the reality  of the LORD’s nearness,  love,  and power.     In every life situation,  David’s heart  and faith  were with God.

Our knowledge  of God’s love  and our faith  in His salvation are “the secret place  of His tent”  where God will  “hide”  every one  of us  in our  “day  of trouble”.     No matter where we go  in this world,  or what sort  of situation we’re in,  we can be  “in the secret place  of His tent”  —  we can be  in the true knowledge of God  and put our faith  in His salvation.     That is where God will  “lift me up  on a rock”.     He will put us  in the strong truths  of His almighty being  and faithful love  for us.

So, how do we get there?     We do just as David did.     We  “dwell”  with our Savior  in our hearts  —  “behold the beauty  of the LORD”  in His word  —  and “meditate  in His temple”.     In other words,  we daily study God’s word,  where we look  at the “beauty”  of His love,  and “meditate”  on all  of God’s wondrous works.

Then,  in the wonder  of God’s faithfulness,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  we pray  that You will always keep us  in the secret place  of a true faith  that loves to meditate  on your word.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

A 2.67 year old says  I Pledge Allegiance

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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His Commandments Are Not Burdensome

September 17, 2014

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His Commandments  Are Not Burdensome

Some people have  a vehemently strong dislike  of being told  what is good or bad  —  right or wrong.     They rebel  at the discipline  of a teacher,  parent,  or correctional officer  —  and do not think  of instruction  as a joy,  but as a hated chore.     Because they don’t want anyone  telling them  how to do something correctly,  they also dislike  the idea  of God Almighty having commandments.     In other words,  they don’t love God  because they don’t want  to obey any commandments.

God’s children  are totally opposite.     They love God  for who He is  —  and love the beauty  and goodness  of His commandments.     So,  John tells us  in  1 John 5:3,

For this is the love  of God,  that we keep  His commandments;  and His commandments  are not burdensome.

When we see  and understand  how very good  every single one  of God’s commandments are,  it’s a joy  to do our best  to live according  to His word.     We know  that living according  to God’s word  will in no way  earn our way  into heaven.     We don’t even think  of trying  to earn our way  into heaven.     Obeying God’s commandments is simply  a loving response  to God’s love  for us  in Christ Jesus.     God’s goodness  leads us  to want  to imitate  His goodness.     That’s where we experience joy,  peace,  and love.

That’s probably why  the greatest commandment is,

You shall love the LORD your God  with all your heart,  and with all your soul,  and with all your mind.     (Matthew 22:37)

Then 1 John 4:19  tells us,

We love,  because He first loved us.

God’s love for us  was shown  in Jesus’  suffering,  death,  and resurrection  to pay  for all our sins.     That love  is patient,  kind,  and most faithful.     Seeing the wonders  of this love  teaches us  what the depths  of a real love  is like.     It brings joy  because it’s so much better  than anything  in this world.    It is good  to learn  about the depths  of God’s love  for us,  so that we can learn  to honestly love  and know the joys  of God’s love.

We open up our Bibles  to read,  learn,  and seriously think  about God’s love  for us.

In the joy  of God’s love and commandments,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  Your ways are beautiful far beyond compare.     Lead us  to live according to Your love  in Christ Jesus.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

A 2.67 year old says  I Pledge Allegiance

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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And He Shall Be Your Fear

September 16, 2014

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And  He  Shall Be  Your Fear    

People have  all sorts  of fears,  simply because  we realize  our vulnerabilities.     We have no personal power  to stave off huge attacks  of enemies,  diseases,  storms,  false prophets,  economic disasters,  or the end  of this world.     In the days  of Isaiah,  Assyria was attacking Israel,  and Israel  was afraid.     They had all sorts  of theories  about the impending attack  as they frantically talked  about their looming threat.

But,  in all their anxiety,  they never thought  of going  to the LORD,  their Creator  and Redeemer  in prayer.     They only concentrated  on the dangers  they were facing.     Their experience  was a lesson  in reality  for them  in their situation  —  and it serves  as a lesson  for all  of God’s people  down through the ages.

So,  we read  what Isaiah says  in Isaiah 8:11-15,

For thus  the LORD spoke  to me  with mighty power  and instructed me not  to walk  in the way  of this people,  saying,
      “You are not  to say,  ‘It is a conspiracy!’
      In regard  to all  that the people call  a conspiracy,
      And  you are not  to fear  what they fear  or be in dread  of it.
      It is the LORD of hosts  whom you should regard  as holy,
      And He  shall be  your fear,
      And He  shall be  your dread.
      Then  He shall become  a sanctuary;
      But  to both the houses  of Israel,  a stone  to strike  and a rock  to stumble over,
      And a snare  and a trap  for the inhabitants  of Jerusalem.
      And many  will stumble  over them.
      Then they will fall  and be broken;
      They will even  be snared and caught.”

This is not only a lesson for the Israelites  and for us today,  but it is a prophecy  about Christ Jesus,  our Savior.     God instructed Isaiah  to not be afraid  of the things  the Israelites were afraid of.     Much rather,  Isaiah is instructed  to regard  the LORD  “as holy”.     “And He  shall be your fear.”      God,  in all His holiness  is in full control  of every situation,  so we need  to truly respect  His authority  and ways.     All the fearsome things  that happen  in this world  have no power  to destroy us eternally.     But,  God Almighty  does have the power  to condemn eternally  —  and save eternally.     So,  the most important thing we need  to do  is “fear” Him  and pay close attention  to all  of His word.

Amazingly  —  Then  He shall become a sanctuary.”     When we respect God enough  to always go  to Him  in prayer,  He keeps us safe.     That’s because we are trusting His love  and wisdom.     He is our  “sanctuary”  in Christ Jesus,  our Savior.

Our  “sanctuary”  —  our Savior  —  is also “a stone  to strike  and a rock  to stumble over”  to all those who refuse   to totally trust  in Him.     Instead of believing  in Jesus’ saving love,  they mock Him  and think of Him  as an imposter.     Jesus’ sacrifice  on the cross  just doesn’t look powerful enough  to save anyone  —  because they are looking  for a worldly “saving”  —  instead of an eternal life saving.     In their worldly,  wrong thinking,  “They will even be snared  and caught”.     Their lack  of faith,  trust,  and understanding  of God’s wisdom  traps them.

Trusting  our LORD,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Thank You  for assuring us  we don’t have to be afraid,  because You are  in control.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

A 2.67 year old says  I Pledge Allegiance

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

.

O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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My Times Are in Your Hand

September 15, 2014

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My Times  Are in Your Hand

We might wonder  about all the stuff  that has happened  to us  throughout our lives.     There  are good remembrances of wonderful times  —  and times that really hurt  as we feel  so helpless  in our distresses.     In whatever sort  of trial  or tribulation  we need  to face  we can say  with David,  in Psalm 31:15,

My times  are in Your hand.

Everything  that happens  to us  is in God’s hand.     The assurance  of His control  gives us peace  and an inner gladness  that cannot be described.     Because  we know God is  in control,  we can pray  with David   in verse 17,

Let me not be put  to shame,  O LORD,  for I call  upon You.

When the world knows  that we truly believe in  and trust  the LORD,  our Savior,  they keep a close watch  on us  during our times  of trouble.     They want  to see us fall  into unbelief  and lose our trust  in the LORD.     In other words,  the world looks for a chance  to mock God  when His children  face troubles.     Only our Savior  can strengthen us  in these tough times  as we pray,  “Let me not  be put  to shame,  O LORD,  for I call  upon You.”     As we pray,  we recognize that  “My times  are in Your hand.”     Because our times  are in God’s hand  —  and our hearts trust Him  —  we can be sure  of His love  through thick and thin.

That is why David sang  in Psalm 31:23-24,

O love the LORD,  all you  His godly ones!
The LORD  preserves the faithful
And fully recompenses  the proud doer.    

Be strong  and let your heart  take courage,
All you  who hope  in the LORD.

Even the unbelieving world  is in God’s hand,  so we also acknowledge  that the LORD  “recompenses  the proud doer”.     That is why  we should not  be afraid  of the hatred  of unbelievers  in this world.     In all things,  “My times  are in Your hand”.

Knowing the power  and love  of our Savior,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for being our Strength  and our Victory.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

A 2.67 year old says  I Pledge Allegiance

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

.

Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

.

How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

.

Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

.

O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

.

Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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Do Not Be As the Horse Or As the Mule

September 14, 2014

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Do Not Be  As the Horse  Or As the Mule

King David   was well beloved  by the LORD  because David always looked  to the LORD  for his strength  and protection.     David also had a heart  that was filled  with thanksgiving  and praise.     So,  David’s faith was very pleasing  to the LORD.     But,  there was something even more  about David  that made the LORD love him.     Psalm 32 reveals it.     It’s about David’s trust  in the LORD  regarding  the sins  in his life.     The whole Psalm  is well worth studying  and applying  to our personal lives.     Some verses say,

How blessed is he  whose transgression  is forgiven,
Whose sin  is covered!
How blessed  is the man  to whom the LORD  does not impute iniquity,
And  in whose spirit  there is no deceit!      Verses 1-2

I acknowledged  my sin  to You,
And my iniquity  I did not hide;
I said,  “I will confess  my transgressions  to the LORD”;
And You forgave  the guilt  of my sin.     Selah.       Verse 5

Do not be  as the horse  or as the mule  which have no understanding,
Whose trappings include bit  and bridle  to hold them  in check,
Otherwise they will not  come near  to you.       Verse 9

Without God’s forgiveness,  we are definitely lost  and condemned forever.      There is nothing more awful.      It is so good  to get rid  of the burden  of all our guilt,  so David writes,  “How blessed  is he  whose transgression is forgiven”.     We all need  to realize  “how blessed”  it is  to have our sins “forgiven”.     We don’t have to be  slinking around,  hoping to get  into heaven  by hook  or by crook,  without being noticed.

Much rather,  we need  to be like David  and say,  “I will confess  my transgressions  to the LORD”.     That is the sure way  to receive God’s mercy  and forgiveness.     We need  to know  that God already knows  our every little hidden sin  —  our thoughts,  desires,  and feelings.     We aren’t hiding  a single thing  from Him  by not confessing.     When we hide our sins  from God,  all we’re showing  is a lack  of faith,  hope,  and love.

When David says,  Do not be as the horse  or as the mule  which have no understanding,”  he  is telling us  to not put God  into the position  of having  to force us  into admitting our sins.     God doesn’t want  to have  to make life tough for us  so that we have to be  severely disciplined  before we finally give up  and admit our sins.

We can have a much better relationship  with our Creator,  Sustainer,  and Redeemer  by readily admitting our sins  and humbly asking  for the forgiveness we sorely need.     Then,  with relief,  we can say  with David  in verse 11,

Be glad  in the LORD  and rejoice,  you righteous ones;
And shout  for joy,  all you who are upright  in heart.

In the peace  of God’s everlasting mercy,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You for taking our sins away  in Christ Jesus.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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