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Lord, I Believe

June 7, 2016

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Lord,  I Believe

Because the LORD God has loved us  with an everlasting love  that has been documented  in the history of the Bible  and other historical writings  —   and because He has proven His love  by sending the Savior  exactly as prophesied,  it is only sensible  and right  that people accept all  of His word  as truth.     Many actually fulfilled prophecies  are proof  of truthfulness.     That is why  unbelief is  unforgivable  as Revelation 21:8  shows,

But for   the cowardly  and unbelieving  and abominable  and murderers  and immoral persons  and sorcerers  and idolaters  and all liars,  their part  will be  in the lake  that burns  with fire and brimstone,  which is the second death.

Psalm 64:10  tells us,

The righteous man  will be glad  in the LORD,  and will take refuge  in Him;
And  all the upright  in heart  will glory.

To believe all  of God’s eternal word   makes us righteous.     Believers are glad  to know God’s power,  love,  faithfulness,  and righteousness.     That is why  they take “refuge  in Him”  through all  of life’s problems.     And,  that is how it was  for the man born blind  in John 9:1-41.     Because Jesus knew his faith,  Jesus healed him.     When the religious leaders wondered  how and why  he was healed  on a Sabbath  of all days,  they could only condemn Jesus  for healing  on a Sabbath.     Their unbelief led them  to question  the blind man’s parents  and to call the blind man  a sinner  because he was born blind.

Throughout the onslaught  of the religious leaders,  the formerly blind man strongly testified  that Jesus  had to be  a prophet  from God  because He honestly had the power  to heal  one born blind.     His strong testimony  caused the religious leaders  to kick him out  of the Temple.     But then,  he met Jesus again  —  listened to Him  —  believed Him  —  and worshiped Him.     That’s when he said  in John 9:38,

Lord,  I believe.

He believed  that Jesus was the “Son of Man” prophesied  in the Old Testament  —  the Savior  of the world.

The blind man  had faith  through years  of physical blindness.     All that time,  in righteousness,  he trusted  the LORD’s love  and righteousness.     He took “refuge  in Him”.     We need  to do the same  in our trials.

Trusting God’s eternal love  and mercy,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  our lives  are in  Your loving hands.”

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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