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You Have Made Summer and Winter

February 1, 2017

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You Have Made Summer and Winter

With about three more inches  of snow  this morning,  one thinks  about God’s power  over all things  in creation  including our weather  —  “summer and winter”.      The psalmist,  Asaph,  realized this  —  and was especially praying  for God’s control  over every detail  in Israel’s welfare.     Israel was being devastated  by terroristic enemies.     As Asaph remembered  God’s power  in caring  for Israel,  he prayed  in Psalm 74:16-18,

Yours is the day,  Yours also  is the night;
You have prepared  the light  and the sun.

You have established  all the boundaries  of the earth;
You have made  summer  and winter.

Remember this,  O LORD,  that the enemy  has reviled,
And a foolish people  has spurned  Your name.

When we think about the terrorism  going on  throughout this world,  we also  need  to remember  that God Almighty  is in control  of absolutely all things.     Asaph’s description  of terrorists  also describes  the terrorists  of today as  —  a foolish people has spurned  Your name.

Asaph ended his prayer  in Psalm 74:22-23  with,

Arise,  O God,  and plead  Your own cause;
Remember  how the foolish man  reproaches You  all day long.      

Do not forget  the voice  of Your adversaries,
The uproar  of those who rise against You  which ascends continually.

The LORD God,  who created heaven  and earth  does “remember how the foolish man reproaches You  all day long”.     God does not forget His  “adversaries”,  who “continually”  rise up against Him.     As has always been true,  God’s “adversaries”  fight Him  by fighting against His children.

But,  our LORD,  who  “made summer  and winter”,  will eternally judge all  “foolish people”  who have spurned His “name”.     As we see  all that God does  around us,  let us believe  and trust  the LORD  who “made summer  and winter”.     He will bring justice  as He has promised.

Remembering God’s power  over  “summer and winter”,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for Your love  and righteousness.”

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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