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Though the LORD Is Exalted

December 2, 2014

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Though the LORD  Is Exalted

King David wrote  a psalm  of thanksgiving.     He was very thankful  that the LORD God Almighty  actually cared  about him  and even acted  to save him  and lead him  through this life.     God personally  cared about David.

David found  God’s attention  to all his needs  a very awesome thing  to think about.     How can it be  that the LORD  of lords,  who created all things,  and controls  all things  would stoop down  to take care  of one little man  like David  on this earth,  when there are so many others  who are greater  in all sorts  of ways?

And so,  David wrote  in Psalm 138:6,

For though  the LORD  is exalted,
Yet  He regards  the lowly;
But  the haughty  He knows  from afar.

God is very special  in the way  He sees  the truth  about people.     He sees things  people often do not see  or dare  to consider.

Usually,  our experience  in this world is  that the haughty,  the proud,  and aggressive people  are the ones  who get  all the attention  from other people.     They demand it.     So,  in general,  people often feel  that those  who are very self-assertive  and demanding  must somehow  “know”  that they are  “better”  than others.     Consequently,  many will look up  to the haughty  and serve them  in various ways  —  just because they  “seem”  to be leaders  of some sort.

But,  David sees  that the LORD,  who is truly exalted  throughout all the heavens  and rules  over all things,  actually distances Himself  from the haughty.     When mere creatures,  created  by God,  try  to make out like  they are better  than others,  God is disgusted  with them.     God made them.     He knows very well  that they are actually  helpless,  sinful creatures,  doomed  to die eternally  in their sins  —  unless they learn  to humble themselves  and admit  their wretchedness.

So,  what does this say  about us?     What is our attitude  towards other people  and towards God,  our Creator?     Do we think  we’re too good  to have  to bow down  and confess  our sins?     Do we think  we’re  in control  of our own lives  and have no need  to obey  an old-fashioned God  with old-fashioned morals?

It is God  who is eternally exalted.     We all  will soon pass away  —  helpless  and in great need  of God’s mercy  and forgiveness.

David  was thankful  that God  had regard  for him  in all his lowliness.     He knew  he was greatly honored  to have God  care about his every thought.     It is an honor  to have God love us  so much  that He would even  send His only begotten Son  to die  for our sins.

Because  it is such  an honor  to have God love even us,  let us repent  of all our sins  and let God  teach us  His ways  —  so that we may remain  in His grace forever.     It is so good  to be personally  cared for  so tenderly.

We do need  to realize  who  and what we are  in comparison  to God.     Let that truth  move us  to give God  the honor  and glory  that are due  to His holy name.     If we don’t  obey God now,  we certainly will wish  that we had  in eternity.

As we enjoy  God’s tender loving care  for each of us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Thank You,  Lord,  for patiently  and faithfully  stooping down  to pick us up.”

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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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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