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The World Does Not Know Us

September 20, 2019

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The World Does Not Know Us

Many different news sites  have reported  about the persecution  of Christians  around the world.     Those persecutions vary greatly  in kind and intensity.     They have included tortures,  killing,  denials of basic human rights,  denial of the freedom  of religion,  imprisonment,  destruction of property,  etc., etc.      But, the one thing they do have in common  is an absolute hatred  for Christian morals,  ideals,  and faith.

And then,  there is the unspoken reason.     No one says it out loud  because they want to deny it.     1 John 3:1 tells us about it.

See  how great a love  the Father has bestowed  upon us,  that we should be called children of God;  and such we are.     For this reason  the world does not know us,  because it did not know Him.

The world refuses  to accept the “love” of “the Father”  in the sacrifice  of Christ Jesus  to pay  for all our sins  because in their pride,  they think they can save themselves eternally  by their own powers.     They imagine their self-righteousness qualifies them  for eternal life in heaven.

But,  Acts 4:12  tells us regarding Christ Jesus,

And there is salvation  in no one else;  for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men,  by which we must be saved.

So, just how do we know that is true  for sure?     Every religion and philosophy claims something  or another.     We can be confident  that what Christ Jesus did for us  on the cross  actually does save us from our sins  and make us fit for heaven  because there are many prophecies  throughout the whole Old Testament  that describe the promised Savior.     And, lo and behold,  all those prophecies were fulfilled  only in Christ Jesus.

Such fulfillments  by many different prophets  over thousands of years  regarding the one-and-only Savior is an impossibility  —  but as Luke 1:37 tells us:

For nothing will be impossible  with God.

So,  in our every trial, and wondering and fear, we can trust God.     He alone is the Creator and Redeemer  —  and Judge over all.     So,  we can say with Paul  in Romans 8:28,

And we know  that God causes all things  to work together  for good  to those who love God,  to those who are called  according to His purpose.

Looking to our LORD,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  thank You  for loving us  and being our Good Shepherd  through all our days  on this earth.”

Love,
Margaret

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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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