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Why Do You Call Me, “Lord, Lord”?

August 3, 2015

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Why Do You  Call Me,  “Lord,  Lord”?

We all need  to truthfully examine  our life’s  actions  and motives.     If we don’t,  we could be deceiving ourselves.     To teach us  the importance  of our beliefs,  actions  and motives,  Jesus said  in Luke 6:46-49,

Why do you call Me,  “Lord,  Lord,”  and do not do  what I say?    

As for everyone  who comes  to Me  and hears My words  and puts them  into practice,  I will show you  what they are like.     They are  like  a man  building a house,  who dug down deep  and laid the foundation  on rock.     When a flood came,  the torrent struck  that house  but could not shake it,  because it was well built.

But  the one  who hears  My words  and does not put them  into practice  is like a man  who built  a house  on the ground  without a foundation.     The moment  the torrent struck  that house,  it collapsed  and its destruction was complete.

Some people  will go to church all their lives  —  but never live  the way God’s word tells us  to live  —  in faith,  hope,  and love.     They hear the words  of the gospel,  but easily dismiss them.     They don’t think  their sins  could possibly  condemn them eternally.     They imagine  that just knowing something  about Jesus  and going to church  is enough  to get them  into heaven.     They don’t grasp  the absolute necessity  of Jesus’ birth,  suffering,  death,  and resurrection.     Consequently,  they don’t  “practice” living  according  to God’s word.

They don’t build their lives  on faith  in Christ.     They don’t care  to study  the Bible.     Prayer is not important  to them.     They don’t know  how we can be very sure  that Jesus  truly is the promised Savior,  who actually takes away  all  our sins.     They think their own goodness is good enough…….

As we look  at ourselves,  just what do we believe in?     Do we gladly accept Jesus  as our Savior  and the only way  to eternal life?     Are our lives built  on Jesus,  the solid rock?

Living according to  Jesus’ words,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  thank You  for suffering  and dying  to save us  from our sins.”

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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