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Let Them Know

April 26, 2017

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Let Them Know

What a Savior  we have!     What a God  we have!

Ever since the beginning,  people have been judging  and condemning God  for who He is.

The LORD displays His awesome power  in all  of creation  and explains in His word  how He created it  by His word.     People humph with, “Hogwash!”

People are but a speck  in all of creation.     They can’t bring anything  into this world  and they can’t take anything  out from it  when they die  —  they suffer  with all sorts of trials  and ailments  —  and they all  surely die.     But yet,  they have the audacity  to claim there is no God  who could have created  all the intricacies  of nature  that we see around us.

And God is patient  with them all.

The LORD displays  His awesome power  in promising a Savior  and shows  through thousands of years  of history  how He has the power  to keep that promise  of a Savior.     But,  the people humph  with another, “Hogwash!”

The effects of their sins  bring on all sorts of pains  and trials  throughout the world,  but they still feel  they don’t need a “Savior”.     Somehow,  all this sorrow  is everyone else’s fault.     Each one justifies  his own sins,  but judges others.

And God is patient  with them all.

All God’s patience  is our time of grace.     This time  is given to us  for another chance  to see ourselves  for what we are  and repent.

Psalm 109 is a prophecy  of Judas’ judgmental attitude  and behavior  towards Jesus.     It describes his hateful,  wicked ways  —  and pronounces God’s judgment  on all those  who speak evil  of God’s extended love  and suffering  on our behalf.     In it  the Savior prays  in verses 27-28,  as He is suffering unjustly,

And let them know  that this is  Your hand;
You,  LORD,  have done it.  

Let them curse,  but You bless;
When they arise,  they shall be ashamed,
But Your servant  shall be glad.

And so we know  that the LORD  let our Savior suffer  and die  on our behalf.     At judgment day,  all those  who curse the LORD now  will be terribly ashamed.

But,  because of Jesus’ victory  over sin  and death,  He rose victorious  to give salvation  to all  who put their trust  in Him.     So,  our Savior ends Psalm 109 by declaring  in verses 30-31,

With my mouth  I will give thanks abundantly  to the LORD;
And  in the midst of many  I will praise Him.      

For He stands  at the right hand  of the needy
To save him  from those  who judge his soul.

So,  how do we see Jesus’ suffering,  death  and resurrection?     Do we judge Him  as the world  judges Him?     Let us not be like Judas,  who spoke evil  against his LORD  and judged Him  so wrongly.

As we see the wonder  of God’s patience  and love  towards us,  may we return that love  in worship  and lives  that reflect His love.     Then,  we will reverently exclaim,  “Hallelujah!      What a Savior!”

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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