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God Is Not Ashamed

July 23, 2016

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God  Is Not Ashamed

Most people know  what it is like  to be  “ashamed”  of something.     One doesn’t want  to talk  about it  or even think  about it.     People can be “ashamed”  of their own failings  and faults  —  or the failings  and faults  of someone near-and-dear  to them.     It doesn’t matter.     It all hurts  the same  deep down  inside.     Parents don’t want  to be ashamed  of their children’s sins.     Children don’t want  to be ashamed  of their parent’s sins.     The same can be said  of business relationships,  athletic relationships,  friendships,  etc.

It’s just nice  to feel good  about the things  that are really important  to us.

In Hebrews 11,  faithful children  of God  are spoken about.     It says  they all died  in faith  —  without having received  the promises  of a better country.     But,  the fact  that they didn’t receive  an earthly country  was totally okay  with them.     Hebrews 11:16  says why,

But  as it is,  they desire  a better country,  that is,  a heavenly one.      Therefore  God is not ashamed  to be called  their God;  for He has prepared  a city  for them.

Are we looking  for that “heavenly” country  that God has promised all  who simply believe  and trust  in Him?     Or  —  are we looking  for the riches,  honors,  popularity,  and successes  of this world,  that will all amount  to nothing  in the end?

Will God  have to be “ashamed”  of us  for only wanting  the things  of this world?     Do we honestly  only look forward to   all the promises  of an eternal home  in heaven?     Or,  are we still so covetous  of the riches  and honors  this sinful world offers?

We are near-and-dear  to the LORD.     Believe it  —  or not.     Let us not cause Him  to be “ashamed”  of us.

Only looking forward  to eternal life  with our LORD  and Savior,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for precious,  eternal promises.”

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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