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He Shall Receive a Blessing

April 30, 2015

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He  Shall Receive  a Blessing

Not everyone  will be given  a blessing  from the LORD God Almighty.     That’s awfully important  to know.     And,  of course,  everyone  would love  to have a blessing.     It will be awful  for those  who don’t  get a blessing.     Out of curiosity,  just who will get a blessing?     Psalm 24:3-6  tells us,

Who  may ascend  into the hill  of the Lord?
And  who may stand  in His holy place?
He  who has clean hands  and  a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up  his soul  to falsehood
And has not sworn  deceitfully.
He shall receive  a blessing  from the Lord
And righteousness  from the God  of his salvation.
This is the generation  of those  who seek Him,
Who seek  Your face  —  even Jacob.     Selah.

Eternal life  in heaven  is the blessing.     That’s where believers  will  be able  to actually stand  before the most holy LORD.     David,  the psalmist,  describes  the blessed as  “He  who has clean hands  and a pure heart,  who has not lifted up  his soul  to falsehood  and  has not sworn deceitfully.”

There are those  from every religion  in the world  who boldly claim  they fit  that description.     Will they all get  “a blessing  from the Lord”?     No…….     They need  to read this passage  as it is  in agreement  with all the rest  of God’s word  in the Bible.

Those  “clean hands”  and  “pure heart”  describe forgiven sinners  who honestly  and wholly trust  in the forgiveness received  by faith  through Jesus Christ  alone.     Anyone  who has  a different belief  has  “lifted up  his soul  to falsehood”   and  “sworn deceitfully”  because  those different beliefs  are falsehoods.     Those who trust  in their own “righteousness”  —  the “righteousness”  of a family member  —  or any religious rite  or tradition  —  are dealing  with “falsehood”  and are deceiving  themselves.

God accepted the faith  of Abraham  as “righteousness”.     So,  it is only faith  in God’s salvation  in Christ Jesus  that is true  “righteousness”.     If we claim anything else  as making us worthy  of heaven,  our hands  and hearts  are totally filthy  —  we are  adhering to “falsehood”  —  and we are swearing “deceitfully”.     Such filth  cannot  enter heaven.

Also note,  it is only those  who “seek”  the LORD’s  “face”  who are worthy  to receive  the “blessing”.     We must look  to live  the way God  has shown us  through faith  in Christ’s merits  for us.

So glad  that Jesus  is our righteousness,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for letting us  stand  before You.”

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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