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It Is He Who Has Made Us

January 3, 2016

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It Is He  Who Has  Made Us

People often glorify “successful” people,  whether in sports,  business,  or some other endeavor.     Not only do people glorify those  who are successful,  but the successful are often known  to glorify themselves.     They point  to all their hard work  and talents,  claiming they are self-made men,  who pulled themselves up  by their bootstraps.     They feel  they worked hard  for their riches  and deserve every bit  of it.

Psalm 100 looks at things  a bit differently.     It says,

Shout joyfully  to the LORD,  all the earth.
Serve the LORD  with gladness;
Come before Him  with joyful singing.

Know  that the LORD  Himself  is God;
It is He  who has made us,  and not we ourselves;
We are His people  and the sheep  of His pasture.

Enter  His gates  with thanksgiving
And His courts  with praise.
Give thanks  to Him,  bless His name.

For the LORD  is good;
His lovingkindness  is everlasting
And His faithfulness  to all generations.

It is He  who has made us,  and not we ourselves.”     As created beings,  we people  all belong  to God Almighty.     As boastful  as we might tend  to be,  we are merely  “the sheep  of His pasture”.     God is the Almighty  —  not us.     We cannot honestly claim  to have made ourselves successful  without the LORD’s blessing.     We are  what we are  because  “It is He  who has  made us”.     Each of us  is gifted differently  to God’s praise  and glory.

That is why  each and every one should  “serve the LORD  with gladness”,  and a good,  willing heart.    The one  who faithfully serves  “the LORD  with gladness”  and a loving heart,  in whatever position  he is placed,  is the one  who will be blessed  in the end.

Serving  where God puts us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for lovingly  and faithfully caring  for us  as we work  to serve 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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