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In the Seat Of Scoffers

March 11, 2015

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In the Seat  Of Scoffers

It’s getting  so that  it’s increasingly  politically correct  to reject  every sign  of Christianity.     Whether it’s  in America’s history,  in public buildings,  or during Christian celebrations,  there are those  who loudly  and publicly advertise  their objection  to everything Christian  within public view.     Scoffing unbelief  is the reason.     Throughout the Bible,  such scoffing unbelief  is eternally condemned.      Psalm 1:1-2 tells us,

How blessed  is the man  who does not walk  in the counsel  of the wicked,
Nor stand  in the path  of sinners,
Nor sit  in the seat  of scoffers!
But his delight  is  in the law  of the LORD,
And  in His law  he meditates  day and night.

Here  the one who “delights”  in God’s ways  is called “blessed”.     One would like  to think  that everyone  wants  to be “blessed”  and be  in fellowship  with their Creator,  but that is far  from the case.     Altogether too many  prefer  to delight  in scoffing.     Maybe  it gives them  a feeling  of power  to mock  what baffles them  and what they cannot understand.

Mark 15:27-32  records scoffers,

They crucified  two robbers  with Him,  one on His right  and one  on His left.     And the Scripture  was fulfilled  which says,  “And He was numbered  with transgressors.”     Those  passing by  were hurling abuse  at Him,  wagging their heads,  and saying,  “Ha!     You  who are going  to destroy  the temple  and rebuild it  in three days,  save Yourself,  and come down  from the cross!”     In the same way  the chief priests also,  along with the scribes,  were mocking Him  among themselves  and saying,  “He saved others;  He cannot save Himself.     Let this Christ,  the King  of Israel,  now come down  from the cross,  so that  we may see  and believe!”     Those  who were crucified  with Him  were also insulting Him.

Although scoffers  don’t get it,  the body,  “the temple”,  of Jesus  was destroyed  and “rebuilt“,   resurrected,  “in three days”.     Jesus did  “save Himself”  because He had  the power  of resurrection.

Knowing this,  we “delight”  in God’s word,  and say,  “Hallelujah!     Blessed  is the Lord  who loves us so.”

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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