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March 5, 2016

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As much as adults  like to think  of themselves  as mature,  we probably should consider  some tendencies seen  in adults.     We know how  children   caught  doing something wrong,  react  by blaming others  —  “He hit me first”  —  “He said it was okay”  —  “He won’t share  like he’s supposed to”.

We like  to see ourselves  as being good and right,  and someone else as being  at fault.     This might be  especially true  in one’s treatment  of Jesus.     Mark 15:16-20 records,

The soldiers  took Him away  into the palace  (that is,  the Praetorium),  and they called together  the whole Roman cohort.     They dressed Him up  in purple,  and after twisting a crown  of thorns,  they put it  on Him;  and they began  to acclaim Him,  “Hail,  King of the Jews!”     They kept beating His head  with a reed,  and spitting  on Him,  and kneeling  and bowing before Him.     After they  had mocked Him,  they took the purple robe off Him  and put His own garments  on Him.     And they led Him out  to crucify Him.

Here we see how horribly  the Roman soldiers  treated Jesus.     “They”  had no understanding  of who Jesus really is.     As God,  Jesus could have killed all  of them  with a word.     “They” did not know  that Jesus  would be their Judge  the moment they died.     “They” could not imagine  that Jesus in His glory  is eternal  —  with no beginning  and no end.     “They” did not realize  that Jesus is  King of kings  and Lord of lords.

But,  we do.

Seeing how Jesus is  the fulfillment  of many prophecies  —  how He is LORD God,  our Savior  and Creator  —  and how He is  our Judge  —  we should have  a deep respect,  and awe-filled heart,  for the wondrous love  He has shown us.

But,  many don’t have enough respect  for Jesus  to even read His word  —  honestly sing His praises  —  or try to live  according to His love.     We need  to guard  our hearts  and minds  against caving in  to the ways  of this world.

Entrusting our lives  to Jesus,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for Your faithful love  and care.”

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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