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They Are a Mere Breath

February 26, 2015

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They  Are  a Mere Breath

Some people  become  leaders  of various sorts  just because  they talk a lot  and drown out  the voices  of others.     They are domineering  —  down right pushy  and arrogant  about their own opinions  —  readily using untruths  to tear others down.     Their  “leadership”  is not appreciated  because of its oppressive haughtiness.     And,  of course,  there is also  enemy leadership  that is the end result  of wars.

This sort  of oppressive leadership  has been common  since the beginning  of history  and God  has often allowed it  —  using it  as a discipline  for His wayward children.     The Old Testament  is filled with accounts enemy rule.     But,  in each case,  God let His children know  that when their hearts  would become repentant  and they would return  to Him  in faith,  He would  give them relief  from oppression  and enemy rule.

Psalm 94 tells  of God’s faithfulness  in watching over  His dear children  during their times  of discipline.     The enemies  of God’s children  need to realize  that they,  too,  will have  to face  God Almighty’s  final judgment.     They need  to treat  God’s children  with fairness  and respect  and will not ultimately get away  with any  of their evils.     Psalm 94:10-11  tells us,

He who chastens  the nations,  will He not rebuke,
Even He who teaches man knowledge?
The LORD  knows  the thoughts  of man,
That they  are a mere breath.

Arrogant  oppressors  will be rebuked  by the LORD.     No one  will escape  God’s judgment  by lying  —  or making excuses.     The self-defense  of oppressors,  unbelievers,  and liars  are “a mere breath”.     It’s all worthless  because God  “knows the thoughts  of man”.

The same goes  for all who preach false doctrines  in an effort  to gain leadership  over others.     1 Corinthians 3:20  says,

The LORD knows  the reasonings  of the wise,  that they are useless.

God’s children  are diligent  in following His given word,  rather than the opinions  and leading  of men.     With God  as our Teacher  as we humbly  study His word,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for teaching us  in 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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