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Know What You Have Done

August 5, 2017

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Know What You Have Done

We know exactly  “what” we “have done”  —  we just don’t always want  to admit  to it.     We know  what God expects  of us  —  we just don’t want  to do it.     We know  that only the LORD  is God  over all  —  we just want  to do what we think is  more fun.

We are no different  from the Israelites  in the days  of Jeremiah,  the prophet.     They were saved  from slavery  to the Egyptians,  miraculously guided through the desert,  given many victories  in battle,  and given a land  of bounty  to live in.     In spite  of all these wondrous blessings,  they became idolatrous,  and loved their idolatry.     They rejected  the LORD  and  bowed down  to lifeless hunks  of wood  and metal  that couldn’t do anything  for them.

But,  how can we judge them  and point the finger  at them?     So many,  who claim  to be Christians,  are no different.     How is that?

All around the world,  people love  to celebrate Halloween.     That is celebrating  what is ungodly  in God’s eyes.     Halloween,  in no way,  shape,  manner,  or form  honors the LORD God Almighty.     Rather,  it glorifies all  that is  evil and ungodly.

Then,  on the day  of Christ’s resurrection,  people are excited  about the Easter Bunny,  which is connected  to the worship  of a goddess  of fertility.     Why  in the world  don’t people  get excited  about Christ’s resurrection?     Don’t they want  to think  about  how Christ’s victory  over sin,  death,  and the devil  gives eternal life  to all  who put their trust  in Jesus?     Is that too humbling  of a joyous thought?

What about Christmas?     Nobody knows  the actual date  of Jesus’ birth  —  but,  we should be overjoyed  that God so loved the world  that He sent Jesus  to be our promised Savior.     All the stories  about Santa Claus  are myths  that  promote greed  and selfishness.     Is that what God wants us  to be like?

God speaks  to us  with the same words  He gave  through the prophet Jeremiah  in Jeremiah 2:23,

How can you say,  ‘I am  not defiled,
I have  not gone  after the Baals’?
Look at your way  in the valley!
Know  what you  have done!

It’s true.     We need  to “know what”  we  “have done!”     We are defiling ourselves  and everyone around us  when we honor  the lies  of this world  instead of honoring God  our Savior,  with our whole hearts.

Loving our LORD  more than anything  in this world  of sin,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for guiding us  through this life.”

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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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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