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Have You Ever in Your Life Commanded the Morning

September 7, 2014

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Have You Ever  in Your Life  Commanded the Morning?

People imagine  that they are such hot shots.     They boast  about all sorts  of achievements  and  experiences,  along with their imagined greatness  of “experiences”.     And yet,  they should  shut their mouths  when God asks  in Job 38:12,

Have you ever  in your life  commanded the morning,
And caused  the dawn  to know its place?

We are such puny  and helpless critters  —  but yet,  boast  like know-it-alls.     Really?     What have we  to be proud of?     We can’t even tell  what tomorrow will bring.     We don’t  remember all  of our past  —  especially  all our failures.     Never,  ever   will we be able  to  “command the morning”  to come  when we want it  to come.     We cannot command  what we want  to happen  in the rest  of this day.     Cannot we see  how very helpless we are?

In truth,  King David realized  how awfully helpless he was.     When hiding  in a cave  from King Saul,  who was trying  to kill him,  David cried out  in Psalm 51:1,

Be gracious  to me,  O God,  be gracious  to me,
For my soul  takes refuge  in You;
And  in the shadow  of Your wings  I will take refuge
Until destruction passes by.

David realized  the truth  of how  in his “life”  he had never  ever  “commanded the morning”.     We simply need  to know  our place  in this life.     It was God Almighty  who asked Job,  “Have you ever  in your life  commanded  the morning?”     God can ask any one  of us  the very same,  “Have you  ever  in your life  commanded the morning?”     If we have  any common sense  or truth  within us,  we would have  to humbly answer,  “No.”

We don’t have the power  to command anything  in God’s creation.

The apostle,  Paul,  was accosted  by false preachers  of every sort.     He fully realized  that only  God Almighty  could  and would  take care  of such false preachers.     Therefore,  Paul wrote  about all  these false preachers  in 2 Corinthians 11:14-15,

And no wonder,  for even Satan disguises himself  as an angel  of light.     Therefore  it is not surprising  if his servants  also disguise themselves  as servants  of righteousness;  whose end shall be  according  to their deeds.

Isn’t that simply marvelous?     But,  it will  take our perseverance,  patience,  and faith.     When we are accosted  by every sort  of false doctrine  and perverted “idea”,  we are  to turn  to our Lord  and His everlasting word  for the help  we need.     We don’t need  —  or want  —  the words  and beliefs  of mere people.     We want  —  and should want  —  the word  of God.

So,  as we read  and study  God’s word,  we humbly realize  that we have never,  ever  “in your life  commanded  the morning”.     We don’t know  all that there is to know.     But,  we do know  that God is truth,  and that He has given us  Christ Jesus,  our Savior.     He alone  will command  “the morning”  for us.

We can rest  in His power  and love,  and say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  You alone are God.     There is no other!”

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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