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For the LORD Is a Great God

February 26, 2017

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For the LORD Is a Great God

Most people  like to know why  we need  to do certain things  in a particular way.     There should be a good reason.     Psalm 95  is a psalm  that gives reasons.      Psalm 95:1-7 says,

O come,  let us sing for joy  to the LORD,
Let us shout joyfully  to the rock  of our salvation.      

Let us come  before His presence  with thanksgiving,
Let us shout joyfully  to Him  with psalms.      

For  the LORD  is a great God
And a great King  above all gods,
In whose hand  are the depths  of the earth,
The peaks  of the mountains  are His also.      

The sea is His,  for it was He  who made it,
And His hands formed  the dry land.      

Come,  let us worship  and bow down,
Let us kneel  before the LORD  our Maker.      

For  He is our God,
And we are   the people  of His pasture   and the sheep  of His hand.

So,  why should we  be singing joyfully  and having really thankful hearts?      With the world  in such a mess  and all the troubles we have,  don’t we have reason  to be grumpy,  complaining,  and depressed?     Not really.     Not at all.

Why?     God is our “salvation”.     This world is not  all that there is.     Our real home  is in heaven  and “the LORD”,  who is  “a great God”  is leading us there.     The LORD  is  “a great King  above all gods”.     He’s our Creator,  King,  Father,  Shepherd,  Savior,  Comforter,  and much more.

So,  what do we have  to complain about?     Because we are  in God’s care  —  the Almighty’s care  —  and we are saved through faith  in Christ Jesus,  we should not sin  by complaining  about God’s lessons  in faith,  hope,  and love,  while traveling through this life.

So,  with thankful hearts,  we joyfully say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for shepherding us  through this life.”

Love,
Margaret

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

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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My Blood of the New Testament

February 25, 2017

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My Blood of the New Testament

In Matthew 26:28 are some  of Jesus’ words  said during the Last Supper  —  which was the last Passover meal  He shared with His disciples  before being crucified.     As Jesus blessed the cup  of wine,  He said,

This is My blood  of the new testament,  which is shed  for many  for the remission  of sins.

A “testament”  in this Greek usage  is like a last will  one makes  before they die.     In the wills  of today,  one makes arrangements  for their property  and other affairs.     They testify  as to how they want  things done  after they have died,  and state  what they want  to give  to their loved ones.     It is good  for the loved ones  to know what they have inherited.

In our case,  as Jesus’ beloved,  He tells us  that we have inherited  “the remission  of sins”.       That is the most wondrous inheritance  anyone can have.     A “remission”  is a full pardon  and forgiveness  —  just as if  those sins  had never been committed.     Because our sins  have been remitted  by Jesus,  we never need  to be concerned  about being punished  for any of them.     This is what Jesus wants us  to be fully assured of.     He said so  when He said,  “This is My blood  of the new testament”  and  testified  that it is  “for the remission  of sins”.

The old “testament”  consisted of  all the rules  and regulations  people were supposed  to obey,  but were unable.     Our problem is  that we are all sinners.     There is no way  we can live  a perfect  and holy life  by our own efforts  —  no matter how sincere  we may be.     Because our sinful natures  condemn us forever,  God’s love  through Jesus Christ  came  to rescue us.

There is no other way  to be saved eternally  —  except through faith  in the shed “blood”  of Jesus.     We need  to believe in and trust  in Jesus’  “new testament”  “for the remission  of sins”.

In the relief  of sins  totally forgiven,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Thank You,  Lord Jesus,  for the remission  of our sins.”

Love,
Margaret

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

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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They Despised and Did Not Believe

February 24, 2017

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They Despised and Did Not Believe

Psalm 106  reviews  the actions  and attitudes  of the people of Israel,  as God rescued them  from slavery in Egypt.     The Israelites  had suffered tremendously  in their enslavement.     There was even a time  when their sons  were killed  because Pharaoh was afraid  their population  was getting too strong.

One might imagine  that being wondrously rescued  would make them so grateful  they would gladly obey  the LORD’s leading.     But,  just as  it often is  with us,  they quickly forgot  God’s  miraculous rescue.     Forgetting their blessings,   they complained bitterly,  turned back  to senseless idolatry,  and just wallowed  in doubts,  fears,  and unbelief.

When the Israelites reached  the border  of the Promised Land,  twelve spies were sent  into the land  to explore.     They came back  with  luscious produce  —  but ten of them  were totally negative,  insisting that the native people  were much too strong  to conquer.     Only Caleb and Joshua  gave positive reports,  showing confidence  that the LORD was giving them  a very good land.

The Israelites chose  to not believe  God’s promise  to give them  this bountiful land.     They grumbled,  complained,  and wished  they were dead.     Psalm 106:24-25  says about them,

Then they despised  the pleasant land;   
They did not believe  in His word,   
But grumbled  in their tents;   
They did not listen  to the voice  of the LORD.

Their flagrant  unbelief  had not changed  over the years.     When we  don’t believe  God’s promises,  we get bitter  and grumbly  —  refusing  to listen  to God’s word.

All the LORD’s blessings  are forgotten  as we sullenly pout  and complain.     Even though the Israelites  saw lots of delicious produce  from the land,  they despised the pleasant land”,  not ever wanting  to set foot  in it,  and accused God  of just trying  to kill them.     Their imaginations  ran amuck  as they thought only  of themselves  —  forgetting God’s rescue and miracles.

For their unbelief,  God disciplined them  with forty years  of wandering  in the desert,  so they would learn  to trust  in the Lord.     All this was recorded  so that we,  today,  could learn  by example  —  instead of needing discipline  ourselves.     This historical account  is God’s way  of trying to teach us  to trust  and obey  —  just because God can be trusted  and is worth obeying  because of His great love  for us.

God has many promises  concerning our Promised Land  —  heaven.     We are not  to despise our Promised Land  by not believing  God’s promises  to forgive all  our sins  in Jesus Christ.     We are not  to despise  our Promised Land  with unbelief,  grumbling  about our circumstances  in life,  or refusing  to listen  to God’s word.

Let us confidently  put our faith  in God’s promises,  joyfully saying,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  You have proven  Your faithfulness  since the beginning  of time.     Help us  to always remember  all the great things  You have done  and make our  faith strong.”

Love,
Margaret

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

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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You Have Dealt Well With Your Servant

February 23, 2017

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You Have Dealt Well With Your Servant

Different people face different problems  and challenges  in life.     What is awesome  is that  as we look back  on our lives,  it seems  that our problems and challenges  are tailor made  —  just for each  of us.     They are actually  good for us.     God is faithfully supporting His children  through all their troubles  —  and in His leading,  He is constantly strengthening us  in learning His truths.     We need  to be thankful.

The writer  of Psalm 119  was thankful  for all the afflictions God allowed  in his life,  because they taught him  the reality  of God’s loving care  in all dire circumstances.     He wrote in Psalm 119:65-72,

You have dealt well  with Your servant,
O LORD,  according to Your word.

Teach me  good discernment  and knowledge,
For I believe  in Your commandments. 

Before I was afflicted  I went astray,
But now  I keep Your word.      

You are good  and do good;
Teach me  Your statutes.      

The arrogant  have forged a lie  against me;
With all my heart  I will observe  Your precepts.      

Their heart  is covered  with fat,
But I delight  in Your law.      

It is good  for me  that I was afflicted,
That I may learn  Your statutes

The law  of Your mouth  is better  to me
Than thousands of gold  and silver pieces.

We don’t like our troubles,  but they do make us look  to God  and pray.     They do make us hope  in God  for relief.     And then,  when relief comes,  it’s wonderful  —  even though  we sometimes sin  by forgetting  to thank the LORD.

Learning  to trust  in the LORD  in every affliction  will give us  the reward  of eternal life  —  free from all sin  and troubles  of every sort.     So,  most certainly,  trusting God  is worth infinitely more  than all the “gold  and silver”  in the world.

Glad  for God’s lessons  in trust,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Thank You,  LORD,  for Your faithful lessons  in love and trust.”

Love,
Margaret

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

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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After You Have Suffered for a Little

February 22, 2017

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After You Have Suffered for a Little

Peter was the Apostle  who learned the hard way  what it was like  to fall into sin  —  just because  of his fear.     When Jesus was on trial  for His life,  Peter followed behind  to see  what was happening.     When bystanders saw  that Peter was a follower  of Jesus,  they approached him  about it.     In fear for his life  —  and with cursing  and swearing  —  three times Peter denied that he ever knew Jesus.     The cock crowed.

Then Peter was greatly ashamed  and wept.     He wept  because he knew  Jesus was the promised Messiah,  our Savior.     He wept  because he knew  Jesus loved him dearly.     He wept  because not long before that time,  he had loudly declared  that he would bravely stand up  for Jesus,  even if all the other disciples  fell away.

Later,  Peter was forgiven  and strengthened  in the Lord.     But,  he never forgot  our vulnerability to fall into sin.     There is no one  who can claim  they will never fall  into sin.

Because we are all susceptible  to sin  every day  —  in unexpected circumstances  —  Peter felt urged  to tell us  about it,  so we will not be caught unaware.     In 1 Peter 5:8-10, he writes,

Be  of sober spirit,  be  on the alert.     Your adversary,  the devil,  prowls about  like a roaring lion,  seeking someone  to devour.

But resist him,  firm in your faith,  knowing  that the same experiences  of suffering  are being accomplished  by your brethren  who are in the world.

And after  you have suffered  for a little,  the God of all grace,  who called you  to His eternal glory  in Christ,  will Himself  perfectconfirmstrengthen  and establish you.

Peter is warning us  that we cannot afford  to fool around  in this world.     We’ve got to constantly be  on the alert  for the devil’s  sneaky temptations.     Because the devil knows us  very well,  he knows  our weaknesses.     He knows how  to make us think  God is not taking care  of our needs  or that God  does not answer prayers.

The devil knows how  to make us  so ashamed  that we think God  will not forgive us.     But,  God is always longing  to forgive us.     He is “the God  of all grace”.     We should not let the devil  shame us  into denying  that truth.

The truth is  that God  has called all of us  to put our faith  in Christ,  so that all  of our sins  will be washed away  and we will be able  to live with Him  in eternal glory.     Paul talks about that  in Ephesians 2:8,  where he says,

For by grace  you have been saved  through faith;  and that  not of yourselves,  it is the gift  of God.

The only way  we can resist  the devil  in all temptations is  to remember  what God has said  on that subject.     For example,  if the devil  is tempting us  with greed,  remember  what God has to say  about greed.     If we don’t remember  exactly what God has said, we can look it up  through any of the Bible search sites  on the Internet.     We need to learn God’s word well enough  to face  any temptation.

When we are tempted,  we also need to remember  that we are not the only ones  who have been tempted.     Absolutely everyone  is tempted every day.     God is fully aware  of the suffering  we are going through  with our temptations.     And He has promised  to help us  as we learn  to trust in Him  and His ways.

Peter knew that,  so he said,  “And after  you have suffered  for a little,  the God of all grace,  who called you  to His eternal glory  in Christ,  will Himself  perfectconfirmstrengthen  and establish you.”

Because God has given us  this call  to have faith  in Him,  He will use the temptations we have faced  to eventually make us perfect  in His sight,  as we learn  to stand firm  on God’s word.

God will cause our leaning  on Him  to confirm our faith  —  so that the temptation  won’t destroy us,  but will make us more sure  of God’s love  for us.

As we resist each  and every temptation,  God will strengthen us  to face coming temptations  with a greater faith  and love  for our Lord.

And in the end,  God will establish us firmly  in the true faith,  so that our confidence  in Him  is filled with love  and joy.

Because God knows how  to do all this  for us,  it is totally worth it  to resist the devil  in every temptation,  and trust  in the Lord,  our Savior.

Then,  as we look back  on all that God has done  for us,  we will say,  “Hallelujah!     The Lord is my Deliverer.”

Love,
Margaret

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

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

.

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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Like a Filthy Garment

February 21, 2017

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Like a Filthy Garment

In every church service  we all take part  in a general confession  of all our sins  and forgiveness is proclaimed,  because of Jesus’ sacrifice…….  and..   because of God’s word,  which says in 1 John 4:10“In this is love,  not that we loved God,  but that He loved us  and sent His Son  to be the propitiation  for our sins.”

Propitiation means,  “favorably inclined  or disposed,… gracious,… that which favors,… or furthers…”      In other words,  because of Jesus’ sacrifice,  God looks upon us sinners  very favorably.      God no longer builds up judgments against us,  but sees us  as purified  in the blood  of Christ — really pure  and holy.

But,  what have we really confessed  deep down  in our hearts?

Are we secretly thinking,  “You know,  I’ve always been  a very nice  and kind person.      I’m tenderhearted,  compassionate,  love my family,  and all that…  must have been born that way.      I’m very patient  and thoughtful,  too.     I really haven’t sinned all that much  —  at least not like ‘you know who’.      But,  I go through this confession thing  because it’s the proper and orderly thing  to do  in church.      God knows  how good I am.      I’m sure God is quite pleased  with all my efforts  to remain righteous  for His sake.      After all,  I’ve done a lot  for God.”

Such a ‘confession’  does not lead  to repentance.     To repent  is to feel contrite  over our sinful condition  and desire  to change our ways.

Change?      I need to change?

Yes, indeedy!      We all need  to change daily.      In this life  our sinful,  self-righteous,  greedy,  bitter,  hateful,  judgmental,  spiteful  and selfish  old natures  will always be sneaking up  on us  and trying  to con us  into patting ourselves  on the back.

We’re no more righteous  than the man  in the moon.      Isaiah 53:6 says,  “All of us  like sheep  have gone astray,  each of us  has turned  to his own way;  but the LORD  has caused the iniquity  of us all  to fall on Him.”

If we really saw our sinful natures  like Isaiah did,  we would ashamedly cry  with him,  “All of us  have become  like one who is unclean,  and all our righteous deeds are  like a filthy garment.”      Isaiah 64:6

If we ever were  to see the likeness  of God  as John did,  the awesome fear  of our circumstance  would make us  faint away.      Revelation 1:17,      “…And when I saw Him,  I fell at His feet  as a dead man.”

Ezekiel experienced  the same most humbling presence,  so in Ezekiel 1:28  he says,  “And when I saw it,  I fell on my face…”

What makes us think  we could brave  such an experience  without the LORD’s presence  stripping us  of every tiny bit  of self-righteousness?

It’s easy  to get rather self-confident  and cocky  when we’re strutting around  all by ourselves.      But when we have  to stand  in God’s presence,  His all-seeing eyes  will show us  the ugliest depths  of our sinful natures.      We won’t be able  to “worm” our way out  of that one.      Don’t have the audacity  to think  we can hide our sinful natures  from God.

We don’t stand a chance.      We will be judged  just as we are:  egotistical,  proud,  shameless,  sinful  —  UNLESS,  we are covered  in the blood  of Jesus.

Now,  this cleansing  is God’s promise.      And God cannot lie.      If we refuse  to accept God’s gift  of immediate full forgiveness,  then we are calling God  a liar,  because we are claiming  we can work  our own way  to heaven.      That’s saying  Jesus’ death  doesn’t mean anything  to us.      That doesn’t sound  very smart.

It’s only wise  and prudent  to look at ourselves  for what we really are  — including all those flitting feelings  we experience daily  —  our innermost reasons  for acting  the way we do.

Then, it’s only sensible  to realize  that the Almighty LORD  is our Savior  and Redeemer  because He has proven  over thousands of years  that He keeps  His promises.

God will not renege  on His offer  of forgiveness.      It is His gift  to us.      We need  to accept it  with humble,  thankful hearts.      Thankfulness is shown  by changed attitudes  and living.

Don’t reject God’s love  by thinking you have to “pay” for it.      Just have faith  and love  in return  or die  in your sins.

When we realize  the immensity  of God’s faithful love  towards us,  we will fall before Him  and proclaim,  “Hallelujah!      LORD,  thank you  for faithfully loving us.”

Love,
Margaret

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

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

.

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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Therefore, We Are Ambassadors

February 20, 2017

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Therefore We Are Ambassadors

Sometimes we have the impression  that only people  who are professionals  in the ministry  can be “ambassadors for Christ”.     The thought is  that we are just a housewife,  a mechanic,  a computer specialist,  a farmer,  a store clerk,  or whatever our daily “job” might be.

But,  there is more to our lives  than that.    Paul tells us  why there is more  to our lives  in 2 Corinthians 5:14-15,

For the love  of Christ  controls us,  having concluded this,  that one died  for all,   therefore all died;  and He died  for all,  that they who live  should no longer live  for themselves,  but for Him  who died  and rose again  on their behalf.

Whatever our occupation,  the love of Christ  causes us  to want others  to have the gift  of salvation.     When we know  that we are loved  by the Lord God Almighty,  and that He has freely given us  the gift  of salvation  in Christ,  we want others  to also experience the love  of God.

Knowing God’s love  for us  changes us.    As  1 John 4:19 says,

We love,  because He first  loved us.

Knowing God’s love  enables us  to truly love others  and actually care  about their eternal salvation.     As we think about how  we have literally escaped  eternal damnation  just because we have accepted  God’s love  by faith,  we surely want others  to also escape  that horrible demise.

With this knowledge  of God’s love  in our hearts,  our daily jobs  take on a new aspect.    We become  more than just a factory worker,  sales rep,  or whatever  our job might be.    It’s as Paul explains  in 2 Corinthians 5:19-21,

God was  in Christ  reconciling the world  to Himself,  not counting  their trespasses  against them,  and He has committed  to us  the word  of reconciliation.

Therefore,  we are ambassadors  for Christ,  as though God  were entreating through us;  we beg you  on behalf of Christ,  be reconciled  to God.     He made Him  who knew no sin  to be sin  on our behalf,  that we might become  the righteousness of God  in Him.

When God gave us  this gift  of salvation,  He did not intend  for us  to hoard it  only for ourselves.    God wants us  to share this precious gift  with every one  around us.     That’s why God  shared His word  with us  in the first place  —  He wants us  to be saved  —  and He wants us  to bring others  to salvation.

It is with thankful  and loving hearts  that we share God’s promise  of salvation  with all  who need Him.     And we all  certainly do need Christ  as our Savior  —  because there is no other.

As we seriously look  at the love given  to us  in Christ,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  only You  can help us  to truly be  the kind of ambassadors  You desire  in our life’s situation.     Thank You  for being  by our side.”

Love,
Margaret

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

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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