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Because the LORD Is Good and Upright

November 9, 2019

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Because the LORD Is Good and Upright

The mythological gods of many nations are capricious,  warring,  and often evil.      That is because they are figments of people’s imaginations  and people think in terms  of their own sinful natures.      A myth is a myth and has nothing to do with reality and truth.

Because the Bible proves it’s truthfulness over thousands of years, we know it can be trusted even today  to be actual truth  and not a man-made myth  or philosophy.     There is a passage that is good to trust when we feel confused and intimidated  by others who want us  to do what we feel is wrong.      King David wrote in Psalm 25:8-10,

Because the LORD is good and upright,
He shows sinners how  to live.
He enables the humble  to live right,
teaching them His way.
The LORD is kind and true  in everything He does,
for those who keep His covenant  and His truth.

Sometimes people don’t go to God for help and guidance  because they feel they are too sinful,  so they conclude  that God Almighty certainly won’t listen  to the likes of them.      Wrong.      God is not like sinful mankind.

We can take great comfort in the fact  that God Almighty truly is “good and upright.”      In mankind’s way of being,  he won’t help anybody he thinks has wronged him.      But,  God is different.      God has compassion on us  because we are trapped by sin.      So, God is more than willing  to help every single sinner,  who goes to Him  for guidance.

When we go to God for guidance,  we are admitting  that we are weak and unable  to live rightly  by our own strength.      That is being humble.      God loves us  for humbly admitting our needs  and weaknesses.      Our humbleness sparks the LORD’s compassion and mercy  towards us,  and causes Him  to greatly desire  to help us  in our misery.

God’s covenant with us is  that He will surely forgive our sins  when we humbly go to Him  in prayer  and ask Him  to forgive us  for Jesus’ sake.      We are keeping God’s truth  when we admit  that there is forgiveness only  in Jesus Christ.

All this is why we can all be ever so happy  in God’s presence,  knowing for sure  that the LORD is good and upright,  He shows sinners how  to live right.”      God will gladly show us how  to live when we honestly want Him to.      That is a blessing  that will lead us  to eternal life  through faith  in our Savior.

Relieved in receiving God’s compassion and guidance,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      LORD,  there is nothing better  than knowing for sure You love us  and forgive us  through faith in Jesus Christ.”

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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