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With Whom He Is Pleased

December 26, 2014

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With Whom  He Is Pleased

So much  of the world  is totally unaware  of the marvelous works  of our LORD.     With troubled hearts,  they doggedly face  their worldly problems  with no hope,  no faith,  no knowledge  of what God does  and wants  to do  for us  every day.     So  their hearts  are lost  with no praise  or thanksgiving  —  no worship.

But,  the angels know  what God is doing  —  and they know  how marvelous  and miraculous  it all is.     They have witnessed  how down  through the ages  the LORD  has worked all  of history  to bring about His promises  of a Savior  from sin.     All the detailed prophecies  of the Savior’s birth  culminated  in the birth  of Jesus Christ.     That is awesome!

That is why  the angels  were so filled  with joy  as they told the shepherds  about the Savior’s birth.     In Luke 2:14,  they just had  to break out  and sing,

Glory  to God  in the highest,
And on earth peace  among men  with whom  He is pleased.

And that is how the angels  will feel again  on Judgment Day,  when the rest  of God’s word  is fulfilled.     Then,  everyone  will see  and realize  the wondrous works  of God.     In the midst  of all sorts  of sin,  trials,  and troubles,  God’s children  can have the peace  of knowing our Savior.

The angels  were pronouncing  that God  does have the greatest glory  in the highest places.     And,  here on earth,  everyone  who looks  to our Savior  in faith  will have true peace.     They will have peace  in spite  of whatever troubles  they are facing.     God is pleased  with those  who trust  in Him  in the midst  of their troubles.     As our heavenly Father  is pleased  with our faith,  He gives us  the peace  that passes  all understanding,  just as Paul  tells us  in Philippians 4:6-7,

Be anxious  for nothing,  but  in everything  by prayer  and supplication  with thanksgiving  let your requests  be made known  to God.     And the peace  of God,  which surpasses  all comprehension,  shall guard  your hearts  and your minds  in Christ Jesus.

As we abide  in God’s word,  we will see  how the humble birth  of Jesus,  in such trying circumstances,  is the fulfilling  of God’s faithful promises.     That is God  showing us outright  that He can  and should be trusted,  because He is,  indeed,  our Creator,  Sustainer,  Redeemer,  LORD,  and God  over all.

That is our reason  for peace,  praise,  and thanksgiving,  with worshiping hearts  —  whatever our circumstances.

In the peace  of our Savior,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  all glory,  honor,  and praise surely do belong  to You.     Thank You  for giving us  the peace  of knowing  Your trustworthiness.”

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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