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Real Knowledge and All Discernment

January 24, 2016

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Real Knowledge  and All Discernment

Realizing  that God Almighty  really does know us  and love us  is truly  an awesome thing  to try and wrap our minds around, because He surely  is also  our  righteous  and just  Judge.     Our Creator,  Redeemer,  Judge  actually wants us  to live  with Him  in eternity.     Therefore,  knowing  that we are  so deeply loved  creates a loving response  within us  and changes  our perspectives  on all  of life.     The goodness  of God’s merciful love  leads us  to want  to imitate  the ways  of God.

So,  Paul writes  to his fellow Christians  in Philippians 1:9-11,

And this  I pray,  that your love  may abound still more  and more  in real knowledge  and all discernment,  so that you may  approve the things  that are excellent,  in order  to be sincere  and blameless  until the day  of Christ;  having been filled  with the fruit  of righteousness  which comes through Jesus Christ,  to the glory  and praise  of God.

It is  “real knowledge  and all discernment”  that opens our hearts  and minds  to see and  approve the things  that are excellent”   —  to approve the things  that are righteous  in God’s eyes,  as being good  and a necessary part  of our lives.     One does not have to be  a certain age  before they can realize  how wonderful  and real  God is.     Neither does it matter  how much education  one has had  —  how wealthy they are  —  what their nationality is  —  or  how powerful they are.

“Real knowledge  and all discernment”  is totally aware  that God is real,  and that God is  good,  loving,  kind,  merciful,  just, and almighty  —  along with being  the eternal Judge  of all our thoughts  and actions.     And,  it knows  that serving God  with our everyday living  is an absolute  privilege  and honor.     Therefore,  it joyfully desires  “to be sincere  and blameless until the day  of Christ”.

Does our love  for God  “approve the things  that are excellent”?     Do we want to be  “filled  with the fruit  of righteousness”  just because  God’s love  for us  in Jesus  is so marvelous?

As we know  and discern  what is really  eternally  and joyously good  for us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  Your love satisfies  our deepest needs.”

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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