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Glory to God in the Highest

December 23, 2018


Glory to God in the Highest

So much of the world  is totally unaware  of the marvelous works  of our LORD.     With troubled hearts,  they doggedly face their worldly problems  with no hope,  no faith,  no knowledge of what God does for us every day.     So their hearts are lost  with no praise  or thanksgiving — no worship.

But, the angels know what God is doing — and they know how marvelous  and miraculous  it all is.     They have witnessed  how down through the ages  the LORD has worked  all of history  to bring about His promises  of a Savior from sin.    All the detailed prophecies  of the Savior’s birth culminated  in the birth of Jesus Christ.    That’s awesome!

That is why the angels were so filled  with joy  as they told the shepherds  about the Savior’s birth.     In Luke 2:14,  they just had to break out and sing,

Glory to God  in the highest,   
And on earth  peace among men  with whom He is pleased.

And that is how the angels will feel again  on Judgment Day,  when the rest of God’s word is fulfilled.     Then, everyone will see  and realize  the wondrous works of God.     In the midst  of all sorts of sin,  trials,  and troubles,  God’s children can  have the peace  of knowing our Savior.

The angels were pronouncing  that God does have the greatest glory  in the highest places.     And,  here on earth,  everyone who looks to our Savior  in faith  will have true peace.     They will have peace  in spite of whatever troubles they are facing.     God is pleased  with those who trust in Him  in the midst  of their troubles.     As our heavenly Father is pleased  with our faith,  He gives us  the peace  that passes all understanding,  just as Paul tells us  in Philippians 4:7,

And the peace of God,  which surpasses  all comprehension,  shall guard your hearts  and your minds  in Christ Jesus.

As we abide  in God’s word,  we will see  how the humble birth of Jesus,  in such trying circumstances,  is the fulfilling of God’s faithful promises.     That is God  showing us outright  that He can  and should be trusted,  because He is,  indeed,  our Creator,  Sustainer,  Redeemer,  LORD,  and God over all.

That is our reason for peace,  praise,  and thanksgiving,  with worshiping hearts — whatever our circumstances.

In the peace  of our Savior,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  all glory,  honor,  and praise surely belong to You.     Thank you  for giving the peace  of knowing your trustworthiness.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


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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