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They Invited the People

October 24, 2014

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They Invited  the People

In general,  we’re a friendly bunch  of people.     It’s just nice  to get an invitation  for a get-together  of interesting activities.      That might be how  the Israelites felt  when they got snookered  into activities  with the Moabites  that made the LORD  very angry  with them.     Numbers 25:1-3  tells us a bit  about it,

While Israel remained  at Shittim,  the people began  to play  the harlot  with the daughters  of Moab.     For they invited  the people  to the sacrifices  of their gods,  and the people ate  and bowed down  to their gods.     So Israel  joined themselves  to Baal  of Peor,  and the LORD  was angry against Israel.

This happened during Israel’s travels through the wilderness.     The Israelites felt it was nice  to be friendly  with the heathen Moabites.     They did not have a clue  that the Moabites  were purposely luring the Israelites  into activities  that would make the LORD reject them.     Then,  when the LORD would reject Israel,  the Moabites would be able  to conquer them.     In other words,  the Moabites knew  that the LORD  was blessing Israel  and that  if they made the LORD angry  with the Israelites,  He would stop blessing them.

So,  how does this apply  to us today?     Hebrews 13:8 says,

Jesus Christ  is the same yesterday  and today  and forever.

And,  1 Samuel 15:29 shows us,

The Glory  of Israel  will not lie  or change His mind;  for He is not a man  that He should change  His mind.

God Almighty is not  like a parent  who might give in  to a child’s whims  —  just because  that child is pouting,  begging,  and throwing a tantrum.     The LORD  is most holy,  pure,  just,  righteous,  and loving.     He does not ever want any  of His children  to fall victim  to a bunch  of lies  and falsehoods.     Because God wants  to protect us,  He always sticks  to the truth  of matters.     The eternal truth is   that no liar  will be allowed  in heaven,  —  Revelation 22:15,

Outside  are the dogs  and the sorcerers  and the immoral persons  and the murderers  and the idolaters,  and everyone  who loves  and practices lying.

Honoring the  “gods”  or  “rulers”  of any sort  of falseness  is honoring a lie.     Whether we want  to admit it  or not,  honoring the practices  of Halloween  is honoring  all the idolatry  that is the basis  for all the Halloween traditions  regarding death,  ghosts,  witches,  evil spirits,  and the like.     None  of these things honor  or glorify the truths  of the LORD,  our Savior.

Actually,  Halloween traditions  are denying God’s saving love  and authority  by making out  like they rule  all life  on earth  —  and have more power  than the LORD.     The traditions  of Halloween  are lies  that we should not get suckered into  just because  someone is friendly  and has invited us  to Halloween activities.

Let us honestly  and totally honor  and glorify  the one-and-only true God,  and say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for saving us  from eternal condemnation  through faith  in the love  of Christ Jesus,  our Savior.”

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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People Who Err in Their Heart

October 23, 2014

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People  Who Err  in Their Heart

It’s so easy  to become  a bitter complainer  —  to “err”  in our  “heart”.     When we have something nice,  we want more  and complain.     When someone else has something,  we want the same sort  of thing.     When we have a dire need,  our first tendency is  to complain.     We totally forget  about all the blessings  the LORD  has given us  in the past  —  or we use our memory  of past blessings  to try  to justify  our present complaints.     We might even accuse God  of not loving us  any more.

It’s like the time the Israelites were traveling  through the wilderness  —  after being freed  from slavery  in Egypt  —  and they had  no water.     [ Exodus 17:1-7 ]     Water is an absolute necessity  for human life.     And,  we know  that God does provide  for all our needs  at the right time.     The Israelites could not stand  God’s test  of faith  and complained angrily.     Note  that they didn’t bother  to nicely ask God  for water.     After God had Moses  strike a rock  for water,  Exodus 17:7 says,

He named the place Massah  and Meribah  because of the quarrel  of the sons  of Israel,  and because they tested  the LORD,  saying,  “Is the LORD  among us,  or not?”

After all the miracles  and good things  the LORD  had done  for them,  they had the audacity  to accuse God  of not loving  or caring  for them.     Our attitudes  might not be  any different.     So,  Psalm 95:7-11  tells us,

Today,  if you would hear  His voice,
Do not harden  your hearts,  as at Meribah,
As in the day  of Massah  in the wilderness,
When your fathers  tested Me,
They tried Me,  though they had seen  My work.
For forty years  I loathed  that generation,
And said  they are a people  who err  in their heart,
And they do not know My ways.
Therefore  I swore  in My anger,
Truly  they shall not enter  into My rest.

In bitterness  and faithlessness  the Israelites hardened  their hearts  against the love  of God.     They hated  the discipline  of learning  to have an obedient faith  —  learning  to obediently trust God.     The verses above  are quoted  in the book of Hebrews,  and Hebrews 3:12 then says,

Take care,  brethren,  that there not be  in any one  of you  an evil,  unbelieving heart  that falls away  from the living God.

In other words,  we are told  that we will surely face  many trials  throughout our lives.     They may be very difficult  to bear.     But,  whatever  we have  to face,  we need  to have faith  and trust  in the eternal love  of God Almighty.     We should never  accuse God  of not loving us.     He is just strengthening us  in a true faith,  hope,  and love.     We need  to let God teach us  that we may come out  of our trials  as purified gold.

Trusting God’s loving wisdom,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  grant us the gifts  of faith,  hope,  and love.     Strengthen us  in Your love.”

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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Demons Also Believe

October 22, 2014

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Demons  Also Believe

Romans 10:9 says,

If you confess  with your mouth  Jesus  as Lord,  and believe  in your heart  that God raised Him  from the dead,  you will be saved.

This verse  is at the core  of a Christian’s faith.    But,  God’s word also says  in James 2:19,

You believe  that God  is one.     You do well;  the demons also believe,  and shudder.

If the demons “believe”  in God,  why do they  “shudder”  —  and why are they not  “saved”  when they “believe”?     In the context  of James 2:19 above,  James is talking  about the necessity  of “works”.     This can seem puzzling,  because  in the books  of Romans  and Galatians,  Paul spends a lot of time telling us  that absolutely no one  can be saved  by “works”.     We are saved  by faith.     Galatians 2:16 says,

Even we have believed  in Christ Jesus,  so that we may be justified  by faith  in Christ  and not by the works  of the Law;  since by the works of the Law  no flesh  will be justified.

Is there a disagreement  in God’s word?     No.

James is showing us  that a real faith  produces good works  out of love  and appreciation  for salvation.     It automatically grows  in our hearts  as a fruit  of our faith.     As 1 John 4:19  tells us,

We love,  because He first loved us.

Love automatically produces goodness  of every sort.     So,  when we  “believe”  in Jesus as our Savior,  our hearts  change  from loving sin  to loving God  our Savior.     That love  does good  “works”  with a special joy.

So,  why do  “the demons also believe,  and shudder”?

They are well aware  of the reality  of the LORD God  and His authority  over all things,  so they “believe”  in God.     But,  they love their evils  much more  than the ways  and salvation of God.     They hate good works  and love evil.     They are belligerent  in their desire  to do evil  and cannot stand  to have God show them  how wrong they are.     They don’t want God  telling them how  to live.     They know they are condemned eternally  for their evils,  but that makes them  even more insistent  on doing as much evil  as they possibly can  in the short time they have left.

Believing  in the reality  of God needs  to lovingly accept  the reality  of Jesus Christ  as our Savior.     Believing needs to be an acceptance  of Jesus’ power and authority  to forgive  all our sins  and grant us  eternal life.      So, we ask ourselves,  “Has my believing  produced good works  out of love  and gratitude?”  and,  “Do I love evil more than  the love  and salvation  of Christ Jesus?”     “Are my good works  nothing but a sneaky sham  for trying to work my way  to heaven?

In the freedom  of Christ’s saving love,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You  for freeing us  to grow  in faith,  hope,  and a love  that expresses the love  You have  for us.”

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

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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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Everyone Who Hears These Words of Mine

October 21, 2014

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Everyone  Who Hears  These Words  of Mine

Most everyone  has heard something about Jesus  —  be it good  or bad.     Often their “opinion”  about God  is based  on someone else’s “opinion”.      To be fair,  one needs  to hear Jesus Himself.     Today that needs  to be done  by reading  what He said  in the Bible.     Even after reading God’s word,  people will have different opinions based on  all sorts  of reasons  in their mind.     Some will say Jesus was a good philosopher  —  a great prophet  —  a moral teacher  —  or something else  that shows they totally missed  Jesus’ central message.

At the end  of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount  [Matthew chapters 5-7],  He said,  in Matthew 7:24-27,

Therefore everyone  who hears these words  of Mine  and acts  on them,  may be compared  to a wise man  who built  his house  on the rock.     And the rain fell,  and the floods came,  and the winds blew  and slammed against  that house;  and yet it did not fall,  for it had been founded  on the rock.

Everyone  who hears  these words  of Mine  and does not act  on them,  will be like a foolish man  who built his house  on the sand.     The rain fell,  and the floods came,  and the winds blew  and slammed against  that house,  and it fell  —  and great was its fall.

Whether we were  on that mountain  back then  or are reading  and hearing Jesus’ words today,  we will either  “act on them”  or  “not act  on them”.      We will be either  “wise”  or  “foolish”.

To be  “wise”  upon hearing God’s word,  we will be building our  “house  on the rock”.     Jesus is that Rock.     He alone is the rock solid foundation  that has proven  over thousands of years  of prophecies  that He truly is the Savior,  who honestly does  take away  the sins  of all  who believe  in Him.     That rock solid foundation  of fulfilled prophecies  is what we trust  to know  for sure  that our sins  are fully forgiven  through faith  in Christ Jesus.     Absolutely no one else  is able  to have been the fulfillment  of all those prophecies.     Therefore,  it is  “wise”  to trust  in Jesus’ words alone,  because He alone  is the exact fulfillment  to the last detail.

Others have come  —  and will keep coming  —  claiming to be our way  to heaven.     The “wise”  avoid  these false preachers  and prophets  because their faith is built  on Christ  —  the Rock.     All the storms,  floods,  and winds  of false preachers  will not make them fall,  because they are  “founded  on the rock”.

But  the  “foolish”  do “not act”  on Jesus’ words.     In other words,  they do not believe  or trust  Jesus’ words.     “The sand”  they choose  to build on  are the words   of false prophets,  teachers,   and philosophers.     When the storms of life  hit them,  “great”  will be their  “fall”.     The very worst storm  will be Judgment Day,  because they chose a lie  instead of proven truth.

With faith  in proven truths,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for Your eternal 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

.

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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**************

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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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Perfect, Restoring the Soul

October 20, 2014

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Perfect,  Restoring the Soul

There is no self-help book  that is “perfect”  or that is honestly capable  of  “restoring  the soul”.     They have a lot  of directions  that are often difficult  or impossible  to fulfill  because of different life circumstances  for every person  on earth.     No human  is able  to give a “perfect” formula  that sets things right  in everyone’s life.     Whatever their self-help consists of,  it cannot really  restore  “the soul”.

But,  King David knew  what is  “perfect”  and able  to restore  “the soul”.     He writes of it  in Psalm 19:7,

The law  of the LORD  is perfect,  restoring the soul;
The testimony  of the LORD is sure,  making wise the simple.    

The  “law  of the LORD”  that is  “perfect”,  and  “restoring the soul”,  is God’s directions,  instructions,  and teachings  for living.     David is not talking about  Old Testament laws  for making sacrifices,  keeping holy days,  being cleansed  from having touched a dead person,  or anything like that.     Much rather,  he is talking about  God’s teachings  that lead us  to live  in faith,  hope,  and love.

With these instructions,  God shows us  how He alone  is the Creator  of all things  —  our Redeemer  —  Sustainer  from day to day  —  Refuge  in times  of trouble.     With this  “law  of the LORD”  we see how faithful God is  in  loving  and caring  for us.

This law is  “perfect,  restoring the soul”,  because it shows us  how in trusting the LORD,  we can begin  to see  how all  of God’s ways  have integrity  —  are sound,  good common sense  —  wholesome and good for us  —  and are in accord  with truth  and fact.     That’s why  our souls are restored  —  brought back  to where we belong  in Christ.

All God’s lessons  that lead us  to live  in faith,  hope,  and love  are found throughout the Bible  —  God’s word  to us.     That is where we need  to go  to learn  what is  “perfect,  restoring the soul”  and to be refreshed.

In God’s  “law”  of our being,  we are  to always look  to our Savior,  Christ Jesus,  for the forgiveness  and restoration we need  in life.     God’s word directs us  to look  to Jesus only  for our salvation.     God instructs us  that there is no other salvation  or name given among men  whereby we may  be saved.     God teaches us  that our so-called  good works  are worthless.     We only need  to look  to Christ,  that our souls may be truly restored  and made whole  in Him.

This  “law”  is  “perfect,  restoring the soul”  because  it is right and good  for absolutely everyone.     The “testimony  of the LORD”  is on every page  of the Bible.     We can trust it  because it  “is sure,  making wise the simple”.     God’s word  is appropriate  for everyone  because it is able  to restore anyone  who turns  to the LORD.     If we feel  we don’t know much  about God’s ways,  it makes  “wise the simple”.     God will teach us  all we need  as we learn His word.

In the joy  of God’s love,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for caring  for us.”

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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The Testimony That God Has Given

October 19, 2014

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The Testimony  That God  Has Given

We know  that in our court system  there are many witnesses willing  to lie  under oath.     Their testimony  is a lie.     Sometimes their lies are detected  —  and other times not.     So much for sinful mankind.

But,  in His holiness,  God cannot lie.     As God and man,  Jesus said  in John 14:6,

I am the way,  and the truth,  and the life;  no one comes  to the Father  but through Me.

Then,  1 John 5:9-12  sharply points out,

If we receive  the testimony  of men,  the testimony  of God  is greater;  for the testimony  of God is this,  that He has testified  concerning His Son.

The one who believes  in the Son  of God  has the testimony  in himself;  the one who does not believe God  has made Him  a liar,  because he has not believed  in the testimony  that God has given  concerning His Son.     And the testimony  is this,  that God has given us eternal life,  and this life is  in His Son.

He who has the Son  has the life;  he who does not have the Son  of God  does not have the life.

God’s testimony  is the greatest  and most trustworthy testimony  ever given  because throughout the Old Testament,  God prophesied  many details  about the Savior  —  and in the New Testament  we get to see  the exact fulfillment  of every one  of those prophesies.     So,  God gives factual evidence  that all  of His testimonies  concerning Jesus  are true  and trustworthy.

So now  it’s time  for us to examine ourselves.     Do we believe God’s proven testimony  concerning His Son?     Or  —  are we calling  God Almighty  a liar?    Do we honestly  and sincerely believe  “that God has given us eternal life,  and this life is  in His Son”?     We must figure out  just what we believe  because  there are churches claiming  to be Christian,  but teaching  that the power to grant  “eternal life”  is in the hands  of their church leader  —  and/or teaching that we must do  many good works  to earn   “eternal life”  —  and/or teaching that we must obey  the man-made commandments  of that particular church.

Trusting  in mere men is the path  to hell.     Trusting  in our own good works  is another path  to hell.     Believing in full forgiveness  through the merits  of Jesus Christ alone  is the one-and-only way  to  “eternal life”.     God says so.     As Jesus said,  “no one comes  to the Father  but through Me.”     He rightly said that  because being the fulfillment  of Old Testament prophecies  validated  the fact  that Jesus is God  our Savior.

Do we have Jesus  in our heart?     When we need forgiveness,  do we ask Jesus for forgiveness  in His name?     Then,  do we trust  and believe  that Jesus has granted us forgiveness  as He promised?     We need  to believe  the testimony  that God  has given  concerning His Son”.     If we’re not sure  what that testimony is,  we must study our Bibles  some more  to discover God’s gracious love.

Then  in joy,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  Your word  is truth!     Thank 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.

.

Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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

Psalm 118:24

.

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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**************

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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 River of Your Delights

October 18, 2014

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The River  of Your Delights

Rivers give us  an abundant supply  of water.     They are beautiful  and awesome  to view  as they give life  to the surrounding lands.     That is the picture  our LORD  wants us  to have  in mind  when Psalm 36:7-9 says,

How precious  is Your lovingkindness,  O God!
And the children of men  take refuge  in the shadow  of Your wings.
They drink  their fill  of the abundance  of Your house;
And You give them  to drink  of the river  of Your delights.
For with You  is the fountain  of life;
In Your light  we see light.

God’s house  is more than abundantly filled  with goodness  and “delights”.     Some people just imagine heaven  to have streets of gold  or them sitting  on fluffy clouds.     That is all that is  —  imagination.     We need  to consider  what might really be  in  “the river  of Your delights”,  so that we might gain  a better insight  to the wonders  of heaven  and our lives  on earth.

First,  we need to take a look  at what this world  is like.     It reeks  with sins  of every sort.     Think of all the cheating,  lying,  killing,  slandering,  sexual sins,  robberies,  rioting,  deceptions,  blasphemies,  greediness,  fighting,  fears,  death,  sickness,  mental problems,  and earthly devastations.     This list has no end.     With all this going on continuously,  we become wary  of every possible thing  that could go wrong  in our little lives.     We have  to constantly try  to protect our homes,  families,  country,  and human rights.     It’s an unending earthly struggle.

In the midst  of our struggles,  we  “take refuge  in the shadow  of Your wings”  and we  “drink  of the river  of Your delights.     We trust  in God’s almighty love  and care,  knowing that  just as  He has protected  His children  down through the ages,  He will protect us  and lead us to our heavenly home.     As we  “drink  of the river  of Your delights,  we study  and dwell  on God’s word  to us  in the Bible.

There is where  we see  God’s everlasting truths  —  and know  that they apply  to every single believer.     What do we see  in God’s word  that is a “river  of Your delights”?     Throughout many verses,  the Bible lists  grace,  love,  forgiveness,  patience,  peace,  goodness,  kindness,  truth,  beauty,  glory,  purity,  holiness,  eternal life,  and every imaginable good thing.           In the same breath,  there will be no anger,  bitterness,  wrath,  clamor,  slander,  malice,  arrogance,  provocations,  revenge,  hatefulness,  death,  sickness,  cheating,  lying,  or any other sort  of evil.

There is immeasurable relief  in God’s love  and goodness.     We have this refreshment  in this world  as we dwell  on God’s promises.     When we enter heaven,  it will all be fulfilled  to overflowing  for all eternity.     We enjoy God’s  “delights” now  as we dwell  in His words  of promise  and look forward  to our home  in heaven.

Resting  in God’s words,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for showing us  Your truths.”

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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