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He Who Believes in Him Will Not Be Disappointed

July 22, 2014

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Crucifixion of Christ

He Who Believes  in Him  Will Not  Be Disappointed

Some people  end up  being disappointed  in Jesus.     They wrongly expect  to have their every desire  ( greed )  given to them.     So,  they are wanting physical,  worldly things  and imagine  that Jesus  will be some sort  of sugar daddy  to fulfill  their pleasures.     They have no respect  or desire  for the salvation  Jesus came  to give.     But,  instead,  Jesus is  what scripture  says He is  in Isaiah 28:16  and Romans 9:33,

Behold,  I lay  in Zion  a stone  of stumbling  and a rock  of offense,
And he  who believes  in Him  will not  be disappointed.

These are opposite things:   “a stone of stumbling  and a rock of offense”  and the promise that  he who believes  in Him  will not be disappointed.”      Jesus is different things  to different people.     God planned it that way  from the beginning.     To those  who are self-centered  and bent  on the “desirable” things  of this world,  Christ is nothing but  “a stone  of stumbling  and a rock  of offense”.     He doesn’t  meet up  to their standards  of a great  and powerful,  heavenly king.     After all,  He looked like  any ordinary person  and had to shamefully  get hung  on a cross.     Some king.     And  —  this preaching  of repentance  and faith  is just embarrassing.     Who wants  to admit  to their sins?     Who wants  to totally depend  on someone like Jesus  to save them  from hell,  of all things?     Unbelievers  are offended  with the likes  of Jesus,  so they stumble  over the truths  of God’s way  of salvation.

But,  there’s that promise  —  “he  who believes  in Him  will not  be disappointed”.     That word  “disappointed”  includes the meanings  of being dishonored,  disgraced,  ashamed,  and humiliated.     Christians might be despised now  on earth,  but in the end,  they  “will not  be disappointed”  —  they will not  be dishonored,  disgraced,  ashamed,  or humiliated.

In other words,  1 Corinthians 1:27-29  will bring us a wondrous joy,  as it shows,

God has chosen  the foolish things  of the world  to shame  the wise,  and God  has chosen  the weak things  of the world  to shame  the things  which are strong,  and the base things  of the world  and the despised,  God has chosen,  the things  that are not,  that He might nullify  the things that are,  that no man should boast  before God.

The little,  weak,  and unimportant people  of faith  in this world  will  “shame the wise”  and  “strong”.     That’s mind-boggling.     And,  it’s only through God’s almighty power  “that no man  should boast  before God.”     Nobody has anything  to crow about  —  neither believer  nor unbeliever.     Saving us  from the punishment  in hell  that we deserve  is totally a work  of the grace,  love,  and mercy  of God Almighty.

In the wonder  of God’s love,  we know  we  “will not be disappointed”,  so we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for Your grace  and mercy  in leading us  to faith  in Your word.”

Love,
Margaret

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

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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

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

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

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

Psalm 18:30

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

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

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

Psalm 105:3

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

Philippians 3:12

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