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And That Is Your Teacher?

June 24, 2018

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And That Is Your Teacher?

We all learn  from what we surround ourselves with.     If we live  on a ranch,  we learn to care for different kinds  of livestock,  becoming knowledgeable  about the whole process  of properly tending  to a ranch.     If we want  to own a store,  we take care  in learning how  to run it profitably.     Whatever our occupation,  we surround our lives  with all it takes  to become knowledgeable  about that area  of life.

Since most everyone is given an inner sense  of a life  after this life,  we are inclined  to want to be ready  for what comes  after this earthly life,  so we surround ourselves  with ways of learning  about eternity.     Years ago,  one guy wanted  to be sure  he had his favorite car  in heaven,  so he arranged  to be buried  in his car,  and was sure  he would drive  into heaven  in style.

Kings and Pharaohs  of the past  have made grand preparations  for their burials,  which included servants,  armies,  food,  furniture,  etc.     All their preparations were a result  of what they had been taught.     People in all cultures  have preparations  for the afterlife  according to what they have learned  from other people.

Since these ideas  from mere people  are so varied,  we can be certain  they are not all correctly taught.     But,  since God’s word  in the Bible  has proven its truthfulness,  we can be very sure  that what God teaches us  is the truth.     And,  since it has proven its trustworthiness,  it would be wise  to surround ourselves  with learning  about what the Lord God has to say  to us.

The prophet Habakkuk saw  how the Israelites had drifted away  from the truths  of the LORD  and took part  in all sorts  of idol worship.     They surrounded themselves  with all sorts of myths  and idolatrous practices.     The Israelites needed  to get back  to the truth,  so Habakkuk preached  in Habakkuk 2:18-20,

What profit is the idol  when its maker  has carved it,   
Or an image,  a teacher of falsehood?   
For its maker trusts  in his own handiwork   
When he fashions speechless idols.   
Woe to him  who says  to a piece of wood,  “Awake!”   
To a dumb stone,  “Arise!”   

And  that  is your teacher? 
Behold,  it is overlaid  with gold and silver,   
And there is no breath at all  inside it.   
But the LORD is  in His holy temple,   
Let all the earth  be silent  before Him.

Idols of all sorts  are nothing but teachers  of falsehood.     It does not make sense  to surround ones self  with man-made falsehoods  to the point  of building up a faith  in it  and living our lives  around it.     We need  to look  at the stuff we surround ourselves with  and hold  in high esteem.    Then we need  to ask ourselves,  “And that  is your teacher?”     Really?     Wouldn’t it be much more profitable  to trust  in the proven truth?

For whatever we give high priority to  in our lives,  we need  to always consider  the one truth  that will judge all things  in the end.     No matter how we feel,  we remember,

But the LORD is  in His holy temple,   
Let all the earth  be silent  before Him.

However we live our lives,  the LORD  will always be LORD.     We will have to answer  to Him alone  when this life  is over.     Since all worldly things are  of no value  or eternal profit,  we can turn  to our LORD  and rest  in His truths,  which are of great value  and high price.     Resting  in the truth,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  be my Teacher now  and forever,  for You have created me  and redeemed me  in Jesus Christ.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
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

 

Oh 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

 

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 Power Toward Us

June 23, 2018

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His Power Toward Us

We are so easily distracted.     Things that can get our whole attention  can seem justified  in getting our full,  total attention.     After all,  if our lives are suddenly interrupted  with job loss,  a deathly illness,  an accident,  an overwhelming temptation,  or a disaster,  isn’t  it only logical  that these things get  our full attention?     Of course — to a point.

When we definitely have to give these situations  our attention,  we should not forget our Lord,  who is right beside us.     Our attention  to the matters at hand need  to be placing all these things  before our Lord  in prayer  and faith.      We need  to be remembering  that God is still  in power  over all these things  and that He alone  is able  to rescue us  in our needs.

God knows the troubles  and temptations  we face every day — and He has the solution  to our needs.     God is not powerless.     Rather,  all power,  rule,  authority,  and dominion  belong to Him alone.     God allows us  to face these hardships  so that we can learn  to put our trust  and faith  in Him.     If everything  in this life  was a piece of cake,  we would end up trusting  our own strength  and ability  to solve our problems.     But,  when we are forced  to see  that we are powerless,  we will,  hopefully,  turn to our heavenly Father,  who does have  all the power.

We have no power  to save ourselves  or change our situation — but God does.     As our heavenly Father and Savior,   God has promised  to lead us  through this world  of many problems.     But,  it will be  for the purpose  of learning  to trust His ways,  His timing,  His wisdom,  His power and authority  over all things.     We are not promised  earthly riches  and successes.     We are promised  spiritual growth  in faith,  hope,  love,  along with an eternal home  in heaven.

When we look at the whole picture  of our lives,  we will see  that all things are working together  to glorify our salvation  in Christ  and His dominion  over all things.    The apostle Paul  wanted the Ephesians  to realize this  so they would be strengthened  in the truth  about our lives  on this earth.     So,  in Ephesians 1:18-20,  Paul says,

I pray  that the eyes  of your heart  may be enlightened,  so that you may know  what is the hope  of His calling,  what are the riches  of the glory  of His inheritance  in the saints,  and what is the surpassing greatness  of His power  toward us  who believe.    

These are in accordance  with the working  of the strength  of His might  which He brought about  in Christ,  when He raised Him  from the dead,  and seated Him  at His right hand  in the heavenly places…

When the eyes  of our hearts  are opened  to God’s love  for us,  we will realize  that He is graciously calling us  to Himself  in all our trials  and temptations.     God is calling us  to grow  in faith — to trust His ways — not our ways.

God is calling us  to see the wondrous glory  that He wants us  to inherit by faith  and obedience  in Christ Jesus.     All God’s children  will receive  that glorious inheritance.     We need  to keep this inheritance  in remembrance  while we face our trials.

We don’t have a weak God  who is unable  to answer our prayers.     We do have an almighty LORD  who knows how  to stretch our faith,  hope  and love  for Him.     God’s almighty power is proven  in the resurrection  of Jesus Christ.     This alone is a power  and love  we can trust in.     This is the power  that should bring us  to our knees,  casting all our cares  on the Lord  who loves us dearly.

Remembering His resurrection power  for us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Jesus,  You have victory  over all things  in this life.     Keep me ever close  to You  to follow  in all Your ways.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
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

 

Oh 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

 

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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Dishonored Through Me

June 22, 2018

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Dishonored Through Me

God’s word is amazingly prophetic — giving intimate details  that came true  in Jesus Christ  and His suffering  and death  for us.     Psalm 69 was written  by King David  about a thousand years before Christ,  but reveals the intensity  of Jesus’ suffering.     Although this psalm certainly tells  of David’s sufferings,  it is also prophetic  of the Christ.

So,  Psalm 69:6-7  shows the heartfelt prayer  of both David  and our Lord.     It should also be our prayer  in our times  of trials and temptations.     It says,

May those who wait  for Thee  not be ashamed  through me,  O Lord GOD  of hosts;    
May those who seek Thee  not be dishonored  through me,  O God  of Israel.

We all have all sorts  of Christians  ( God’s children ) around us  who look to the LORD  for their help  and comfort.     Some of these Christians might be strong  in their faith,  others might be weak  in faith  or new  to their faith.     They might have a lot  of growing to do,  and God greatly desires  that we all grow  in His word  of truth.

As is natural  in this world,  we all see each other  and observe  how others handle their problems  and challenges  in life.     So,  when a known Christian acts very unbecomingly  and sinfully  in his trials,  he is making his Christian friends ashamed  and dishonored  in front of the whole unbelieving world — not to mention  the dishonor given  to God  our Savior.     The unbelieving world sneers  at Christians  who dishonor  their own Lord.

As King David suffered  because of his enemies trying  to destroy him,  he did not want his reaction  to his many ongoing sufferings  to tear down the faith  of his fellow countrymen.     Instead,  David wanted the strength  to rightly live  in the truth  of God’s word,  so that his whole life  would be a good witness  of God’s love  and salvation,  no matter what was happening  to him.

When Christ was being mocked  and beaten  in a pretentious trial,  He also wanted  to face His persecutors  in a way  that would honor the Lord God.     Jesus’ whole behavior  and demeanor  at His trial  has been an awesome witness  to the whole world  for two thousand years now.     In the manner  in which Jesus died  for our sins,  even the heathen centurion  who helped crucify Him  just had to praise God  and proclaim  in Luke 23:47,

“Certainly  this man  was innocent.”

The centurion did not know anything  about the Scriptures  or the promise  of a Savior  from sin,  but he certainly realized  that the manner  in which Jesus suffered and died,  showed that He was innocent — totally undeserving  of the mock trial  and crucifixion  He graciously endured.

So,  what do our lives show  about us?

Our daily prayer should be  that we would never bring shame  or dishonor  to anyone trying  to live a Christian life  — nor should we bring shame  or dishonor  to the LORD  who has loved each  and every one of us  ever so dearly.     Only God can strengthen us  in our daily walk  with Him.     Let us always turn  to our Lord  in His word  and prayer  to live lives  that are a good witness  of God’s eternal truths.

As we joyfully depend  on our Lord  to lead us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You  for giving an awesome witness  of God’s love  and authority  all throughout Your suffering  and death  for our salvation.     Lord,  may Your truths lead me  in living triumphantly  for You.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
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

 

Oh 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

 

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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Upon the Praises

June 21, 2018

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Upon the Praises

Psalm 22 was written by David  hundreds of years  before Christ,  but it describes agonizing details  of Jesus’ suffering and death  on the cross.     Only God’s power  can foretell details  like that — and they are written  so that we might know  for sure  that faith  in Jesus  truly does cleanse us  of all our sins.

The amazing thing  about this psalm  of great suffering is  that it begins and ends  with praise,  of all things.     Psalm 22:1-3 reads,

My God,  my God,  why hast Thou forsaken me?    
Far from my deliverance  are the words  of my groaning.    
O my God,  I cry by day,  but Thou dost not answer;    
And by night,  but I have no rest.    
Yet,  Thou art holy,   
O Thou  who art enthroned  upon the praises  of Israel.

God is enthroned  upon the praises  of Israel”.     And,  He is enthroned  upon our praises.     Even though Jesus,  as true man,  felt forsaken  while hanging  on the cross,  He knew  that God could be trusted.     There is much more here  than any human mind  can honestly comprehend.

Our first reaction  in suffering is  to complain and doubt  God’s promises.     That is akin  to calling God a liar,  because He has promised  to deliver us  in His way  and His time.     In His suffering  and praise,  Jesus still went through the suffering  and death process — but,  He suffered and died  facing the truth  about God  and His salvation.      The people could only see  that as a defeat.     But,  what looks like defeat to people,  is victory to God  because His promises  of a Savior  from sin  were all accomplished  in His way  and His time.

As we endure our suffering,  as crushing as it may be,  we need  to praise God Almighty  for all that He has done  for us  in Christ Jesus.     As we face the truth  that God is love;  He is righteous,  just,  true,  and almighty,   we can be assured  that our Lord will also carry us  through whatever it is  that we need to face,  as the power of God carried Jesus  through to victory  over sin,  death,  and the devil.

Towards the end  of Psalm 22,  in verses 25-26 David shows us more truth  about praises.

From Thee  comes my praise  in the great assembly;   
I shall pay my vows  before those  who fear Him.   
The afflicted  shall eat  and be satisfied;   
Those who seek Him  will praise  the LORD.

All the things we learn  about God  are what brings praise  to our lips.     It is God  who teaches us  about Himself  in His word.     That is why we can say,  “From Thee  comes my praise”.     When we praise the LORD  in heaven,  we will be surrounded  by myriads of others  also praising God  for all that He has done — so,  our praise will be  “before those  who fear Him”.      No matter what our problems  on earth,  we can be confident  that we will be fully “satisfied”   in heaven.     All our troubles  will be worth  our passing trials here.

And finally,  it is no surprise,  “Those who seek Him  will praise the LORD”.      All those  who look to God  for all their needs  will end up praising Him  forever and ever.     Those who refuse  to turn  to the LORD  in their trials  and temptations  will continue  to feel bitter  and angry  about their problems — possibly blaming God — but they will never realize  that they are robbing themselves  of comfort  and victory.

Since God is enthroned  upon our praises,  let us give praise  where praise  is due.     The Almighty has created us  and redeemed us.     As we turn  to God,  confessing our sins  and looking  for His mercy  in Christ, we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  Your suffering and death  wash away all my sins  and give me eternal life.     I praise You  for Your faithfulness  and compassionate love,  even for me.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
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

 

Oh 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

 

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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Sons of God Through Faith

June 20, 2018

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Sons of God Through Faith

Christians often groan,  “I wish I had more faith.     I know I am forgiven  in Christ.     I know God is true,  righteous,  and holy.    But,  I wish I had a strong faith  like  _____  so that I wouldn’t be so afraid  and unsure  all the time.”

It is good  to desire a stronger faith.    That is something every Christian needs  to strive for  because everyone is prone  to fall.     But,  the fact is,  whether one has a strong faith  or a weak faith,  we are all definitely God’s children.     God puts all His children together  so that we can all  help one another continue  to grow  in the true faith.     We are all one body  in Christ Jesus  as Paul explains  in 1 Corinthians 12:12-31.     Verse 27 there says,  “Now you are Christ’s body,  and individually members  of it.”

We should not feel inferior  or superior  to any other part  of the body  of Christ.     As Paul explains  in Galatians 3:26 “For you are all sons  of God  through faith  in Christ Jesus.”     We can all rejoice together  that we are God’s children — no matter who we are.

In the same breath,  we should not be satisfied  being weak  in our Christian walk  of faith.    Paul firmly tells us  in Ephesians 4:15“We are to grow up  in all aspects  into Him,  who is the head,  even Christ.”     As a small child strives  to be grown up,  we are to strive  to grow up  in the true faith.     We do that  by studying God’s word  and living  according to it.

Paul was not alone  in this truth.     Peter tells us  in 1 Peter 2:2“Like newborn babes,  long for the pure milk  of the word,  that by it  you may grow  in respect  to salvation.”      We will only grow  in salvation  as we drink  from the truths  in God’s word.

Peter had good reason  to teach the necessity  of our growing up  into God’s word.    He taught Christians  about the trials  we would all have to go through  in the end days.     It will be a time  of trials.    Then,   in 2 Peter 3:17-18,  he says,

“You therefore,  beloved,  knowing this beforehand,  be on your guard lest,  being carried away  by the error of unprincipled men,  you fall  from your own steadfastness,  but grow  in the grace and knowledge  of our Lord and Savior  Jesus Christ.”

We are children  of God.     Therefore,  we need to listen  to our heavenly Father  and obey.     It’s for our own safety and good,  so we won’t  “fall from your own steadfastness”.     Then,  as we grow  in faith,  we will find happiness  in being pleasing  to our Lord and Savior.

As we go  on our way rejoicing,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  thank You  for walking with me  all the way  and holding  onto my hand.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
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

 

Oh 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

 

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 LORD Is Not Restrained

June 19, 2018

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The LORD Is Not Restrained

Sometimes life puts us  between a rock  and a hard place.     That was Jonathan’s situation.     Jonathan was King Saul’s son.     Because of Israel’s sins,  God allowed the Philistines  to oppress their people  and take away their weapons.      The Israelites were not allowed  to have a blacksmith,  so they were unable  to make swords  or spears.     And,  they had to humbly go  to a Philistine blacksmith  in order to get their plows sharpened.     The only Israelites  that had a sword and spear  were King Saul  and his son Jonathan.

In this predicament,  the Philistines were assembling  to fight the Israelites  with thousands of chariots,  horsemen,  and many soldiers.     It didn’t look like  a fair fight.     But,  Jonathan was ready  to see what God would allow him  to do  with one of the Philistine garrisons.     Jonathan and his armor bearer — all by themselves — neared the Philistine camp,  and Jonathan said  in 1 Samuel 14:6,

Come  and let us cross over  to the garrison  of these uncircumcised;  perhaps the LORD  will work for us,  for the LORD is not restrained  to save  by many  or by few.

In the beginning  of the encounter,  Jonathan killed around twenty soldiers  and his armor bearer helped.     That put the Philistines  in a commotion  and God provided  an earthquake.     With all that confusion,  the Philistines began fighting one another,  killing each other off.     Then,  when the other Israelites discovered  what was going on,  they joined  in the fight.

The end result showed  that it was the LORD  who delivered Israel  that day.

When we put our confidence  in the LORD  and trust Him  the way Jonathan trusted,  “the LORD is not restrained  to save by many  or by few.”     Jonathan’s whole life  and demeanor  was faith and respect  for the LORD’s ways.     He was never one  to try and glorify himself  or think of himself  as better than others  because he was a prince  in Israel.     Jonathan simply always did his best  to honor the LORD  with all his living.

In our walk  of faith,  and as we face many challenges  of faith,  let us always remember  that “the LORD is not restrained  to save by many  or by few.”      Always honoring the LORD  for who He is,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  Your salvation  in Christ Jesus  is our eternal victory.     Thank You  for leading us  through this wilderness  and bringing us home  to be with You forever.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
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

 

Oh 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

 

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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We Overwhelmingly Conquer

June 18, 2018

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We Overwhelmingly Conquer

The world is  in a turmoil  in many ways.     There are wars,  terrorists,  political wranglings,  economic woes,  natural disasters,  and all sorts  of personal concerns.     Some feel hopeless  and unable  to endure the stress.     But,  when we face the truth  of how God has given us  a Savior  in Jesus Christ  and that all things  will be judged justly  in the end,  we can be at peace  and say along  with Paul  in Romans 8:35-39,

Who shall separate us  from the love  of Christ?     Shall tribulation,  or distress,  or persecution,  or famine,  or nakedness,  or peril,  or sword?     Just as it is written,

“For Thy sake  we are being put to death  all day long;   
We were considered as sheep  to be slaughtered.”

But in all these things  we overwhelmingly conquer  through Him  who loved us.     For I am convinced  that neither death,  nor life,  nor angels,  nor principalities,  nor things present,  nor things to come,  nor powers,  nor height,  nor depth,  nor any other created thing,  shall be able to separate us  from the love of God,  which is  in Christ Jesus  our Lord.

Whatever sort of thing tries  to eternally destroy God’s children  will fail  —  as we put our faith  in Jesus Christ,  the God of gods,  LORD of lords  and King of kings.     In many places  in God’s word,  we are forewarned  that we will surely face  all sorts  of trials  and tribulations.     That is why Paul quoted Psalm 44:22,  saying,  “For Thy sake  we are being put to death  all day long;  we were considered  as sheep  to be slaughtered.”

As we face our particular turmoils,  let us “overwhelmingly conquer”  through faith  in Jesus Christ.     Let us look  to Him.     Put our hope  in Him.     Trust  in Him.     He alone is able  to help us  in our needs.

And,  He is waiting for us  to call  on Him.

As we realize  that we have  to face this world’s problems,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Savior,  You have already won the victory  over sin,  death,  and the devil.     Help me  to always remember  that I can win  because You have already won.     Blessed be  Your loving faithfulness.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
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

 

Oh 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

 

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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