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God Is a Refuge for Us

February 22, 2020

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God Is a Refuge  for Us

When David was king of Israel,  he faced quite a number  of enemies  who wanted to take him down  from the throne.      His enemies  had no respect  for the fact  that David was anointed  to be king  by the prophet Samuel.      In other words,  those enemies  had no respect  for the fact that God  wanted David to rule  over Israel  because David  had a good heart  that trusted  in the Lord.

These enemies  hatched plans  to murder David.      They pretended  to be a friend,  but inwardly,  they cursed David.      In somewhat similar situations,  Christians of today  are sometimes hated  for their faithfulness  to our Creator  and Redeemer.      There are any number of scenarios  in which unbelievers  try to take down Christians.      As we consider  such situations,  we need to realize  the same things  that King David expressed  in Psalm 62:4-8,

They delight  in falsehood;
They bless  with their mouth,
But  inwardly  they curse.

My soul,  wait in silence  for God only,
For my hope  is from Him.
He only  is my rock  and my salvation,
My stronghold;  I shall not  be shaken.
On God  my salvation  and my glory  rest;
The rock  of my strength,  my refuge  is in God.
Trust in Him  at all times,  O people;
Pour out your heart  before Him;
God is a refuge  for us.

Whatever kind  of precarious situation  we might be in,  we need to  wait in silence  for God only.      There is no other dependable hope,  refuge,  or salvation.      Two wrongs  don’t make a right.      As God’s children,  we are to depend on Him alone,  and do only  what is right  in His sight.

In the meantime,  as we wait for God’s help,  we are to trust  in Him  and pour out your heart  before Him.      As we pray  about a situation,  we must trust the Lord  and remember His love  and faithfulness  in the past — with us  and  in all the biblical accounts  that have been recorded  for our strengthening  and comfort.

As we remember  our Savior’s promises,  we need to also remember  1 John 4:4,

Greater is He  who is in you  than he  who is in the world.

Our Creator and Redeemer  is infinitely greater  than any puffed up power  in this world.      No matter what happens  in this world,  we are safe  in our Savior’s arms  through all eternity.

Therefore,  we praise our Lord  at all times,  and say,  “Hallelujah!      LORD,  thank You  for being our Refuge  and Stronghold.      Your righteousness  and lovingkindness  are our comfort  and delight.”

Love,
Margaret

 

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

at 123hallelujah.wordpress.com

see the calendar in the right hand column

for past devotional posts.

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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Out of the Depths I Have Cried to Thee, O LORD

February 20, 2020

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Out of the Depths I Have Cried to Thee, O LORD

Just like the psalmist,  we all  have needs  that we must present  to the LORD — simply because  there is no other possibility  of help.      No one else  has the knowledge,  wisdom,  love,  or power  to help.      We need the impossible — and only God Almighty  can do that.

We need to listen  to the psalmist  of long ago  because his prayer for help  expresses a number  of truths  we need to realize  as we pray.      Psalm 130  is in God’s word  because it is something  God wants us  to take comfort in  and learn from.      It says,  in its entirety,

Out of the depths  I have cried to Thee,  O LORD.
Lord,  hear  my voice!
Let Thine ears  be attentive
To the voice  of my supplications.
If Thou,  LORD,  shouldst mark  iniquities,
O Lord,  who could stand?
But  there is forgiveness  with Thee,
That Thou  mayest be feared.

I wait for the LORD,  my soul  does wait,
And in His word  do I hope.
My soul waits  for the LORD
More than the watchmen  for the morning;
Indeed,  more than the watchmen  for the morning.
O Israel,  hope  in the LORD;
For with the LORD  there is  lovingkindness,
And with Him  is abundant  redemption.
And He will  redeem Israel
From all  his iniquities.

We all have times  when we’re in the depths  of despair.      It’s a part of life — and it’s good for us.      We need  to have many chances  to realize  that God alone  is the Almighty.      If everything  was always hunky-dory,  we would soon be  under the false impression  that we are in control  of things  and don’t need God  for anything.

With that sort of attitude  we would certainly be headed  straight for hell,  because  we would not be acknowledging  our many weaknesses  and sins.      We need to be  fully aware  that as human beings,  we did not  create ourselves  and we cannot  erase all our sins  or make ourselves worthy  of heaven.      So,  in love and compassion,  God allows us  to go through  various trials  and temptations,  to refine our faith,  to make us grow  in His grace and truth,  and to cause us  to come out  as pure gold.

With those truths  in mind,  the psalmist shows  a deep reverence  for God’s willingness  to forgive all our sins — just so that  we can be clean enough  to stand before the Lord , and learn  to have respect  for Him.      Being cleansed  of all our sins  and learning to have respect  for the Lord  are two marvelous gifts  of God’s grace  in bringing us  to a saving faith.      Those are things  we can’t do  by our own will power.

Because of this  grace and love,  the psalmist willingly waits  for the LORD  to answer his prayers — all  according to  God’s wisdom,  timing,  and loving.      His whole soul waits — resting in the “abundant redemption” that surely will come  from the LORD — because,  God is love,  and we dare not  forget that.

As we wait and hope  in the LORD,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      LORD,  it is wondrous  how You are so patient  and kind  in growing our faith by  letting us  go through the depths  of our dependency  upon You.      Nourish our faith  through the truths  in Your word.”

Love,
Margaret

 

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

at 123hallelujah.wordpress.com

see the calendar in the right hand column

for past devotional posts.

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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Rejoice and Be Glad

February 17, 2020

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Rejoice  and Be Glad

Even when he was in deep,  deep trouble,  King David  would look to God  for help  and be glad  that the LORD alone  is the God  of our salvation.      In one of those troubling times,  when he really needed help,  David wrote  in Psalm 70:4,

Let all who seek Thee  rejoice  and be glad  in Thee;
And let those  who love Thy salvation  say continually,
“Let God  be magnified.”

This verse shows us  some very important things  about God  and our faith  in the LORD.      These words of David  are directed to God.      David is specifically asking  God Almighty  to work  in the hearts  of all those  who are seeking Him.      David wants God  to help His children  to  rejoice and be glad”  in Him.

Even though we pray to God  and look to Him  for answers  to our problems,  so often  we are so down-hearted  that we don’t  rejoice  and be glad”  in the love of God  for us.      But,  it is important  that we always  acknowledge God’s real love  for us,  His absolute  righteousness,  His wisdom  in all matters,  and His faithfulness  in caring for us.

We might  love”  the truths  of God’s salvation,  but we shouldn’t keep that  to ourselves,  in the fear  that God won’t answer  our prayers  the way we want them answered.      We need to be thanking God  ahead of time  for His love  and wisdom  in everything  that concerns us.      In the midst  of all our faith challenges,  we need to be  always saying,  Let God be magnified.”

When we continually confess that  ahead of time,  we are humbly acknowledging  that we don’t really know  the best way  our prayers  should be answered.      But,  we are  surely glad  that God always knows  what is best  for us  in the long run.      Not only that,  we are sure  that God’s love  will bless us  and lead us  to eternal life.      After all,  that is ultimately  what is the best  of the best.      And,  Jesus did tell us  that our lives  would be filled  with trials and tribulations,  so we shouldn’t be surprised  or feel like  we’re being picked on  for more troubles  than the average bear.

In our prayers,  let us always  rejoice and be glad  as we continually say,  Let God be magnified.”

As we pray  and remember God’s saving love  in Christ Jesus,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord,  Your love and wisdom  are so far beyond  our understanding,  but Your righteousness  and faithfulness  in Jesus Christ  give us the sure hope  of our salvation.”

Love,
Margaret

 

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

at 123hallelujah.wordpress.com

see the calendar in the right hand column

for past devotional posts.

 

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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Wake Up and Strengthen the Things That Remain

February 16, 2020

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Wake Up and Strengthen the Things That Remain

Sometimes we can feel  that we are doing quite well  in life.      We can feel reasonably successful  and see ourselves  as being quite good  in comparison  to some other people.      In spite of the fact  that we appear  to be nice  to other people,  God might see us  as being spiritually dead.      That is how God saw  the congregation in Sardis.      In Revelation 3:1-3,  this is written  to the people of Sardis,

I know your deeds,  that you have a name  that you are alive,  and you are dead.      Wake up,  and strengthen  the things that remain,  which were about to die;  for I have not found your deeds  completed  in the sight  of My God.      Remember therefore  what you have received  and heard;  and keep it,  and repent.

If therefore  you will not wake up,  I will come  like a thief,  and you will not know  at what hour  I will come upon you.

Our lives on earth  are so very short  in comparison  to eternity.      This is the one time  we are given  to face the truth about who we really are  and who God Almighty  really is  in relation to us.      We can’t afford  to botch it up.      We simply won’t get  another chance  to fess up  to the innate evil  within us.      Once we pass  out of this life,  it will be too late  to start trusting  in Christ Jesus  and accept His gift  of forgiveness.

We’ve only got  this short life time  to understand things rightly  and let God work  His truths  into our being — so that  we can live rightly  in the reality  of our life situation.      The question is:   are we in need  of a wake up call?      What would it take  to shake us awake,  so that we will  come to our senses  and  remember therefore  what you have received  and heard;  and keep it,  and repent?

If we don’t get a grip  on what this life  is all about,  and the truths  of our salvation  in Jesus Christ,  we will be facing  Judgment Day  naked  before God  and without excuse  for letting our lives  go to waste.      Those who keep on sleeping  through the seriousness  of their laxity,  may find  that their faith  is actually dead.

It’s important to  wake up”  and  remember  the salvation  we have received  through Christ Jesus.      We need  to go back  to God’s word  and allow Him  to strengthen  our remaining faith,  so that we will  once again  keep God’s word  in our hearts  and minds.      As we continually  let God work  in our hearts,  we will be able  to confidently stand  before our Lord,  knowing  that we have abided  in Christ  and let Christ  abide in us.      That spells  eternal life.

As we continually remember  all that we have  in Jesus Christ,  we rejoice  and say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord Jesus,  thank You  for prodding us awake,  so that we won’t let  our lives  go to waste.      Cause Your word  to grow in us  and strengthen us  to Your glory.”

Love,
Margaret

 

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

at 123hallelujah.wordpress.com

see the calendar in the right hand column

for past devotional posts.

 

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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Create in Me a Clean Heart

February 14, 2020

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Create in Me  a Clean Heart

I recently heard a prosperity preacher  telling his followers  to do  “this”  and  “this”  and  “this”  in order to align themselves  rightly with God — and then  God would make them  prosperous,  heal them,  free them from inclinations to sin,  and bring them joy.

But,  that’s not what God’s word  tells us  in the Bible.

When King David sinned greatly  in the matter  with Bathsheba  ( 2 Samuel 11 )  and his sin was found out,  he confessed his sin  to the LORD  and wrote  in Psalm 51:10-12,

Create in me  a clean heart,  O God,
And renew  a steadfast spirit  within me.
Do not cast me away  from Thy presence,
And do not take  Thy Holy Spirit  from me.
Restore to me  the joy  of Thy salvation,
And sustain me  with a willing spirit.

Not once — not even a little bit — did King David  try to look  to his own strength  to clean up his life  and start living decently again.      Humbly confessing his guilt,  David asked  for God’s mercy  in doing all things  for him.      Everything David listed  is  what is absolutely impossible  for human beings  to do  for themselves.      What is so impossible  for all of us?

  • Making our own hearts clean and pure — only God  can clean up the filth  in our hearts.
  • Making our minds and spirits get right  with God  and be strong in righteousness — only God  can work in our hearts and minds  the strength we need  to be strong  in the truth.
  • Making ourselves righteous enough  to stand  in God’s presence — only God  can allow us  to come into His presence  and that is  through the grace  we have  in Jesus Christ.
  • Making the Holy Spirit work in our lives — only God  can give  of His Holy Spirit  to those  who humbly acknowledge  God’s sovereignty  in all things.
  • Making ourselves accept God’s salvation  in Jesus Christ  by our own will power — only God  can so work  in our hearts  through His word,  that we realize  our utterly sinful  and lost condition,  and finally give up  our pride  and accept God’s forgiveness,  because we cannot do otherwise  and still live.
  • Making ourselves stay strong  in living for God — only God’s power  can keep on working  in our sinful natures,  to cause us  to willingly live  in His truths.

In David’s prayer,  we see  our utter helplessness.      We don’t have any power  to do what is good  and right  in God’s eyes.      When unbelievers  do good things,  there is always a bit  of a sinful motive  underneath their actions.      They kinda  want something  in return.      But,  the kind of godly living  God wants from us  is based  on the purity and holiness  of the love  He has given us  in Christ Jesus.     We love,  because  He first loved us.”    ( 1 John 4:19 )

We are able to love  and live rightly  only when  we accept God’s sovereign love  and forgiveness  for us.      As David witnesses,  all the power  and ability  comes from God alone.      And,  His mercy towards us  is great.

Bowing before God’s love  in Christ Jesus,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      LORD,  all things  come freely  from You,  through Your grace  in Jesus.      Create in us  a clean heart,  O God  and help us  to lean on You  for everything.     Do for us  what we cannot  do for ourselves.”

Love,
Margaret

 

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

at 123hallelujah.wordpress.com

see the calendar in the right hand column

for past devotional posts.

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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No One Was Giving Anything to Him

February 14, 2020

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No One Was Giving Anything to Him

We all need food  and will soon begin dying  from a lack of food.      In the weakness  of the dying process,  we become unable to move,  then quite foggy  about what is going on around us,  and then  unable to partake of food,  until we finally die.      It can be a very long process.      In the beginning of starvation,  one realizes  the need for food  and will try to obtain it.      People can  become quite willing  to eat most anything — even if it is gross.

The same happens spiritually.      God’s word  in the Bible  is the healthy,  spiritual food  we need  to make us strong  in faith,  hope,  and love.      When we don’t partake  of God’s word,  we are starving  our soul and spirit.      We might  sort of realize  we’re lacking spiritual health,  and in our spiritual weakness  try to partake  of gross and false religious teachings  of all sorts.      But,  none of those false religions  can make us strong  in the spiritual truths  of our Creator and Redeemer,  Christ Jesus.

If we continue  trying to live spiritually  with what is falsehood,  we will become spiritually weaker  as time passes — and will eventually die  spiritually — for all eternity.

We need  to come to our senses  and get God’s word  in the Bible  to feed our spirits  and make us strong  in faith,  hope,  and love.      The parable Jesus told  of the prodigal son  ( in Luke 15:11-32 )  pictures the spiritual starvation  of a beloved son.      The following excerpt  tells of the son’s starvation process.      ( Luke 15:14-19 )

Now when he had spent everything,  a severe famine occurred  in that country,  and he began  to be in need.      And he went and attached himself  to one of the citizens  of that country,  and he sent him  into his fields  to feed swine.      And he was longing  to fill his stomach  with the pods  that the swine  were eating,  and no one  was giving anything  to him.

But when he came  to his senses,  he said, ‘ How many of my father’s hired men  have more than enough bread,  but I am dying here  with hunger!      I will get up  and go to my father,  and will say to him,  “Father,  I have sinned against heaven,  and in your sight;  I am no longer worthy  to be called your son;  make me  as one  of your hired men.”‘

Those spiritually living  far away  from God Almighty  can have  an inner realization  that they are  spiritually starving.      They can also realize  that the religious pretenses  they are dwelling with  are not giving them  what is decent,  healthy,  and good.      The philosophies,  cults,  and false religions  of this world  cannot make us live spiritually  unto eternal life.

The son  in this parable  had been foolish and selfish  in leaving his father.      But,  the most important point  Jesus makes  is that  he came to his senses.      He had the common sense  to realize  that  no one was giving anything to him  and that spelled death.      Then,  he had the common sense  to go back home  and ask for forgiveness.      It was richly and joyously  given to him  immediately.

Would that we all  had the common sense  to go  to our heavenly Father  for the forgiveness  we need — so that He  may have the joy  of preparing  a luscious banquet  for us — and we may live eternally  through His word.

In the joy  of being so beloved,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      Abba,  Father,  thank You  for always  looking out for us  and for graciously  taking us back.”

Love,
Margaret

 

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

at 123hallelujah.wordpress.com

see the calendar in the right hand column

for past devotional posts.

 

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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That We May Know That You Are gods

February 13, 2020

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That We May Know  That You Are  gods

The time frame  of the prophet Isaiah (740 B.C. ),  was a troublesome time  in Israel.      The people of Israel  were giving up  worshiping the LORD  and turning to idols  of all sorts.      So,  the LORD was disciplining Israel  by sending enemies  to fight against them.      In spite of  God’s discipline,  those Israelites  continued worshiping idols  of stone and wood.     Through the prophet Isaiah,  the LORD challenged  the worthiness  of these idols  in the mythical claims  that they had more power  to help Israel  than God Almighty  had.      In Isaiah 41:21-24,  the LORD says,

“Present your case,”  the LORD says.
“Bring forward  your strong arguments,”
The King of Jacob says.
Let them bring forth  and declare to us  what is going  to take place;
As for the former events,  declare what they were,
That we may consider them,  and know  their outcome;
Or announce to us  what is coming.
Declare the things  that are going to come  afterward,
That we may know  that you are gods;
Indeed,  do good or evil,  that we may anxiously look about us  and fear together.
Behold,  you are of no account,
And your work  amounts to  nothing;
He who chooses you  is an abomination.

The idols of wood,  stone,  and myths  are challenged  to  announce to us what is coming,  but they can’t announce anything,  because they are  nothing but the imaginations  of mere men,  carved out of wood  and stone.      How can people imagine  that idols they carved  have any power to  do good or evil?      They can’t do anything,  so why  should the Israelites  anxiously look about us and fear together?

The bare bones truth  of the whole matter  is,  Behold,  you are of no account,  and your work  amounts to nothing;  he who chooses you  is an abomination.”

It certainly is an abomination  to hang onto the lies  invented by man’s imagination — and fancy  that those lies  need to be respected,  feared,  honored,  and worshiped.      But,  even in this modern world  of technology,  people are still doing  that very same thing.      People are foolishly  and stubbornly  imagining  that various idols,  philosophies,  mystical chants,  prayer wheels,  and religious rituals  have the power  to help them  in their lives.

But,  these ancient religions  have never had the ability  to  do good or evil — they have never had  the power to foretell  the future,  or do a work  of any kind.      All this is why  it is an  abomination”  to put one’s hope  in them  or depend on them  to actually answer prayer.      Those who insist on  worshiping  and depending on  what is false  will have to face  the consequences  of God’s eternal judgment.

Why?      Because  it is an abominable  and blasphemous sin  to deny the reality  and truths  of the LORD God Almighty — and trade them in  for a bunch  of worthless lies.      If we don’t love truth,  our character  is morally corrupt.      Those who love  to wallow  in moral corruption  will have to face  damnation  on Judgment Day.

When the world tempts us  to wonder  about the authenticity  of idolatrous practices,  we truly need  to flee  to the authority  of God’s word  for the truth  we need.      In the Bible  we can see  how God’s prophecies  do come true.      There we see  how God’s power  has saved His faithful  and destroyed His  enemies.

If we want peace  and strength  for the day,  only God  can give that  to us  through faith  in Christ Jesus.      Resting in His word,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord,  thank You  for opening our eyes  to Your proven worthiness.      Keep us safe  in Your everlasting arms.”

Love,
Margaret

 

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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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