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Like a Weaned Child

September 21, 2016

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Like a Weaned Child

We love small children.     They trust their parents  and God.     They might wonder what makes a car go.     We answer,  “The engine.”     That answer satisfies them  without further asking details  of all that makes the engine go.     Their young minds cannot comprehend  the complexities of mechanics.     So, they are happily satisfied  with pushing their toy car  and going,  “Vroom!   Vroom!”

In many things,  we need to be “like a weaned child”.     We wonder how can God the Father,  God the Son,  and God the Holy Spirit be one God.     It’s too complex  for our small,  worldly minds.     We shouldn’t try  to imagine we do know.     So,  we don’t try to explain  what we don’t really know  and accept God’s word  that there is one God,  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We wonder how God created all things.     God answers  in Psalm 33:9,

For He spoke,  and it was done;
He commanded,  and it stood fast.

That’s all we need  to know,  so we trust His truth  and leave further details  in His hands.

We wonder about the meanings  of the apostle John’s visions  for the end days  in the book of Revelation.     God says  in general  that evils will increase  and the hearts  of the people  will grow cold.     So,  we accept that  and know  that we need  to keep our hearts close  to the heart  of God  by trusting  in His word.

Down  through the ages,  God’s children have trusted Him  “like a weaned child”.     David spoke of that  in his heart  in Psalm 131,  when he wrote  in peace,

O LORD,  my heart  is not proud,  nor my eyes haughty;
Nor do I involve myself  in great matters,
Or in things  too difficult  for me. 

Surely  I have composed  and quieted  my soul;
Like a weaned child  rests against  his mother,
My soul  is like a weaned child  within me.  

O Israel,  hope in the LORD
From this time forth  and forever.

In peace,  may our “quieted souls” say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for comforting us with Your word.”

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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