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He Is To Be Feared Above All Gods

January 9, 2015

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He  Is To Be Feared  Above All Gods

One often hears  that it doesn’t matter  what god  you believe in  —  just so long  as you try  to be good.     They assume  that anyone  can reach heaven  by being a good,  decent human being  with a sense  of kindness,  and a willingness  to accept all religions.     They claim  to accept Christianity as a respectable religion,  but don’t seem  to realize  that God’s word  in the Bible  does not accept  any other religion  as being an equal  or as being  of the truth.

Just a few verses saying that  could include:

You shall have  no other gods  before Me.     Exodus 20:3

For the LORD  your God  is the God of gods  and the Lord of lords,  the great,  the mighty,  and the awesome God  who does not show partiality  nor take a bribe.       Deuteronomy 10:17

For the LORD  is a great God
And a great King  above all gods.      Psalm 95:3

For great  is the LORD  and greatly  to be praised;
He is to be feared  above all gods.       Psalm 96:4

When the word “gods”  is used  in these instances,  in the Hebrew,  it is referring  to any sort  of ruler,  judge,  angel,  or whatever might be considered divine  in any religion.     Rulers  and judges  have authority  over their jurisdictions,  but they do not  have authority  over absolutely everything.     Neither have they  the power  to create anything  like what we see  in all  of the earth  and the heavens.     They are simply  created beings themselves,  who are born  and then die  —  going to either heaven  or hell.     That is why Jeremiah 10:11  tells us,

The gods  that did not make  the heavens  and the earth  will perish  from the earth  and from under the heavens.

This is why  it is of utmost importance  for people  to only worship  the one  true God.

There is an account  in the book of Ezekiel,  wherein the leader  of Tyre  actually felt  that he was a god  because of all the riches,  power,  and authority  he had.     That account  also serves  as a description  of Satan,  and how  in his pride  Satan fell  into sin  and is headed  for eternal destruction.     In Ezekiel 28:2  and Ezekiel 28:7-10,  the LORD lays out the facts for him  by saying,

Because your heart  is lifted up
And you have said,  ‘I am a god,
I sit  in the seat  of gods
In the heart  of the seas’;
Yet you are a man  and not God,
Although  you make your heart  like the heart  of God  —  …….

Therefore,  behold,  I will bring strangers  upon you,
The most ruthless  of the nations.
And they will draw  their swords
Against the beauty  of your wisdom
And defile  your splendor.
They will bring you down  to the pit,
And you will die  the death  of those  who are slain
In the heart  of the seas.

Will you still say,  ‘I am a god,’
In the presence  of your slayer,
Though you are a man  and not God,
In the hands  of those  who wound you?
You will die  the death  of the uncircumcised
By the hand  of strangers,
For I have spoken!

The pride  of imagining  oneself  as a god  —  or that  some idol  is a real god  is a denial  of the LORD,  who has proven Himself  to truly be the LORD and Creator   through all  of His fulfilled prophecies  in Christ Jesus.     No other “god”  can be compared  to the LORD.     Ever so thankful  for that,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for Your eternal word.”

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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