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Yet He Regards the Lowly

October 25, 2016

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Yet  He Regards  the Lowly

Life is full  of ups and downs.     King David experienced  all sorts  of ups  and downs  —  from being a “lowly” shepherd boy  —  to becoming king  of Israel.     In his many experiences,  David always honestly  gave thanks  to the LORD  with his whole heart.     That is why 1 Samuel 13:14 says,

The LORD has sought out  for Himself  a man  after His own heart,  and the LORD  has appointed him  as ruler  over His people.

Deep  in his heart,  David realized  his own lowliness  and God’s glorious exaltation.     He very well knew  and acknowledged  that it was only the LORD  who saved him  from his enemies  and gave him victories.     That is why  David sang  in Psalm 138:6,

For though  the LORD  is exalted,
Yet He regards  the lowly,
But the haughty  He knows  from afar.

This is true  even today.     The LORD is still  “exalted”  over all.     He always has been God,  and He always will be God.     And,  even  in His most “exalted” position  as Creator and Redeemer  over all,  “Yet  He regards  the lowly”.

Absolutely everyone  on earth  is “lowly”,  because we are only  God’s created beings.     But,  there are many  in all stations  of life  who are “haughty”.     Rich or poor,  there are people,  who feel  they are better  than others  —  and even more  in-the-know  than God Almighty.     They disregard  and distain  the LORD  and His holy ways.     When David says,  “But the haughty  He knows  from afar”,  he means  that  in turn,  God also disregards  “the haughty”.

God will not listen  to their prayers  until they learn  to humble themselves  before their Creator Redeemer.

That’s something  to think about  in our personal lives.

Loving the LORD  for His humble,  sacrificial love  for us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  save us  from this world’s influences  of pride  that we may  rightly know You.”

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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