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Remember That You Should Exalt His Work

July 25, 2014

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Remember  That You Should  Exalt His Work

We remember hearing,  “Take time  to smell  the roses.”     It’s that very important reminder  to not be  so absorbed  with our busyness,  that we  completely overlook  the wonderful things  around us.     We can look,  but not really see  —  hear,  but not pay attention  —  feel,  but ignore  —  all because  we are so preoccupied  with other go,  go,  go  activities.

It reminds me  of when I was  in high school  eons ago.     We lived across the street  from the high school,  so we would go home  for lunch break,  and then go back  to join the other students  before the class bell rang.     Much of the time,  on the way back  to school,  I was  most interested  in the birds singing,  flowers,   the beauty  of the trees  and sky,  or even a squirrel  gathering acorns.     So,  my return walk  was very leisurely,  with many stops  to enjoy things.     That drove  one of our neighbors nuts,  and she couldn’t take watching me any more.     She just had to phone  my mother  and ask  if there was something wrong  with me.

When my mother later asked me  about it,  I told her  I was just enjoying  the things around me.     For awhile  I felt uncomfortable  knowing that the neighbor  was intently watching me  every day,  but determined  that I was not going  to let her  take away  my enjoyment.     Thanking God  for all the marvelous things  He had created  was much more important.

Towards the end  of the book  of Job,  Elihu wisely spoke  and said  in Job 36:24-26,

Remember  that you should  exalt His work,
Of which men  have sung.
All men  have seen it;
Man beholds  from afar.
Behold,  God is exalted,  and we do not know Him;
The number  of His years  is unsearchable.

In relation  to all  of creation,  we are very small,  insignificant beings.     Even if  we were bigger,  stronger,  and a bit smarter,  we should  “Remember  that you should exalt  His work.”     Yes,  God’s work includes  huge stars,  oceans,  and galaxies  —  but,  we are also  “His work”.     There isn’t anything  in creation  that we  can truly create.     We have no power  or authority  to create ourselves.     Nothing works  or has its being  without the power  of God Almighty  sustaining it.     So,  we should,  “Remember  that you should exalt  His work.”

People will sing  God’s praises  for the wonders  of creation,  but,  we’ll never figure out  how God  could do it all.     It’s like  we’re seeing these wonderments  “from afar”.     How an itsy-bitsy bug can have legs,  breath,  eat,  digest, eliminate,  and know what to do  for its livelihood is amazing.     For the night skies,  the amoeba,  giant Sequoias,  and mosses,  “Behold,  God  is exalted,  and we do not know Him.”

All creation  is but a small part  of God’s glory.     Exalting His works  of love,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  You are more than awesome.     We rest  in Your love  and salvation  through faith  in Christ Jesus.”

Love,
Margaret

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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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