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They Did Not Subject Themselves

November 13, 2017

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They Did Not Subject Themselves

When we subject ourselves  to someone,  we realize  that that person  is over us.     That person  is realized  as the authority  in our life  and is able  to tell us  what we have to do.

In the book of Romans,  Paul talks about some Jews,  who had a real zeal  to try and live  godly lives.     They did their very best  to be good  and righteous  so that God would approve  of them  and reward them  with eternal life.     But,  Paul sadly had to say  that all their efforts  to be good  would never earn  a heavenly reward.

Why?     Because they were ignorant  of what God has said  all through the Old Testament  and the New Testament.     In Romans 10:2-4,  Paul says,

For I bear them witness  that they have a zeal  for God,  but not in accordance  with knowledge.     For not knowing  about God’s righteousness,  and seeking  to establish their own,  they did not subject themselves  to the righteousness  of God.     For Christ is  the end  of the law  for righteousness  to everyone  who believes.

It’s sad  when someone works really hard  to be good  and righteous  in every way possible  —  but they will not be allowed  in heaven.     Some people proudly claim  that everyone  who tries to be good  has a “right”  to enter heaven.     They claim  that if God is righteous,  He will have to let them  enter heaven,  just because they worked  so hard  to be good.

But,  that’s not the way it is.     Some people defiantly ask, “Why?”     It is because  no matter how hard  a person tries  to be good,  we still all have  a sinful nature.     No one  is ever able  to be perfect  in all their ways.     But only the pure  and perfect can be allowed  in heaven.

So,  who can be saved?     Those who  “subject themselves  to the righteousness  of God”.

What does it mean to “subject themselves  to the righteousness  of God”?     It simply means  to realize  that Jesus is the righteousness  that we must have.     That’s why Paul said,  Christ is the end of the law  for righteousness  to everyone  who believes.”

When we believe  in the merits  of what Jesus did  on the cross  for us,  we are saying  “Jesus kept the whole law perfectly  for me.”     Everyone  who rightly believes  that Jesus is their Savior  is saying,  “Lord,  I believe  in Your righteousness.     I believe  that in righteousness You came  to earth  to suffer and die  to pay  for my sins.     My Lord,  You alone  are righteous  and have proven Your righteousness  by giving me salvation  through faith  in You,  because I never will be able  to earn heaven  on my own.”

So,  Christ is the end  of the law  for righteousness”.     That’s the end  of it.     There is no more “working your way  into heaven”.     We must bow down  to Christ  and worship Him  as the Lord  who paid the whole price  for our admission  into heaven.     There is no other way.

If we still want  to try and prove  that we can live  a perfect life  —  from the cradle  to the grave  —  we will be blaspheming,  because we have already sinned.

Therefore,  we must subject ourselves  to the Lordship  of Jesus Christ.     He alone  can give us the gift  of righteousness  through believing  in Him.     It is the wonder  of wonders.     And it is God’s free gift  of righteousness  to us.

Let us accept  that gift  with thankful hearts.

As we believe  that Jesus has already done  all things  for us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Jesus,  You are our righteousness.     Your gift  of salvation  makes us perfect  and fit  for heaven.”

Love,
Margaret

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

Pray for our country.

The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.

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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As to the LORD

November 12, 2017

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As to the LORD

We’re always busy,  busy,  busy  —  doing,  doing,  doing.     And that can be good,  but sometimes  it’s not so good.     Paul spoke  to the Ephesians  about their work ethics  and reasons  for helping each other out.     In Ephesians 6:7-8,  Paul says,

With good will  render service,  as to the Lord,  and not to men,  knowing  that whatever good thing  each one does,  this he will receive back  from the Lord…

No matter who we are  or what sort of job  we have,  we deal  with other people  at work,  at home,  and throughout our community.     In all of our dealings  with people,  God wants us  to serve them  with a sincere,  loving heart.

The only reason why  we make sure  we serve others  with a sincere,  loving heart  is that we know  we are actually  serving the Lord  in everything we do.     Since the Lord loves  the people we have to deal with  and He desires  that they be saved,  God  wants us  to love them, too  —  in the same way  that He does,  with a concern  for their eternal salvation.

Sometimes people know  how to make  a pretty good impression  on others.     Other people will look at them  and think  that they are remarkably nice.     But,  everything they do  is actually only an effort  to make others think  they are good.    They want others  to be impressed  with them  and say good things  about them,  so that they can have  a high standing  in the community.    But,  deep down  in their heart,  they have absolutely no love  for the people they are “helping”  or working for.

What does it matter?     At least they are doing  “good things”.     It really does matter  in God’s eyes.     1 Samuel 16:7 says,    “Man  looks at the outward appearance,  but the LORD  looks at the heart.”

When God looks  into our hearts  and sees  that we do not have a godly love  for others  that desires  to save their souls,  then what Paul has to say  in 1 Corinthians 13:3   should be remembered.

If I give  all my possessions  to feed the poor,  and if I deliver my body  to be burned,  but do not  have love,   it profits me nothing.

So,  in everything we do  in this life,  it is vital  that we allow God’s love  for us  to move us  to honestly  love others  and serve them  as God wants us  to serve  —  with a desire  that they would come to know  the love of Jesus  and receive eternal salvation.

As we remember  Jesus’ sacrificial love  for us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  Your love  has saved me,  now let me  serve others  with a love  that will bring Your salvation  to them,  also.”

Love,
Margaret

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

Pray for our country.

The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.

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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With All Diligence

November 11, 2017

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With All Diligence

In Proverbs,  a father is instructing  his beloved son  about life.     This father is so urgent  and pleading  in everything he teaches  his dear son.     He does not want his son  to be a failure  in the things  that pertain  to a happy life  on earth  and eternal life  in heaven.     So,  in Proverbs 4:5-6,  speaking of wisdom,  he says,

Acquire wisdom!     Acquire understanding!
Do not forget,  nor turn away  from the words  of my mouth.
Do not forsake her,  and she will  guard you;
Love her,  and she will  watch over you.

Then,  when Job and his friends  were discussing all the troubles  we come across  in this world  and how we can’t figure it out,  Job said  in Job 28:28,

Behold,  the fear  of the Lord,  that is wisdom;
And  to depart  from evil  is understanding.

So,  Proverbs is telling us  that if we stick  to a true wisdom  in this world  of trials and temptations,  then, wisdom will  watch over us  and guard us,  so that we don’t get hurt  by all the foolishness  that fills this world.

Then,  when Job tells us  that “the fear of the Lord”  is wisdom”,  he’s saying  the smartest thing  we can do  in this world  is to have a healthy respect  for God  — a respect  that actually leads us  to live  according to His word.     An honest respect  for the Lord  will lead one  to want to be obedient  to God’s wisdom,  because we know  that God is the one  who truly knows  what is best  for us  —  and He is the one  who truly cares  for us.

If we honestly pay attention  to the wisdom  of God,  we will gain  a true understanding.     That true understanding  of what this life  is all about  will open our eyes  to actually see  the grossness  of evil.     Seeing the grossness  of evil  will make us  get away from it  and not want  to take part in it  any more.

It is  in that realization  that wisdom  is guarding us  and watching over us,  so we won’t get bamboozled  by the ways  of this world.

It is with all this  in mind,  the pleading father  then tells his son  in Proverbs 4:23,

Watch over your heart  with all diligence,
For from it  flow the springs  of life.

If we make sure  that way deep down  in our hearts  is the wisdom  and understanding  that come from our heavenly Father,   then God’s wisdom  will guard  and protect us,  so that we won’t lose our eternal life  through the foolishness  of this world.

It’s no wonder  that the  father was pleading  with his son.     He wanted his son  to have an eternal life  worth living.

As we carefully  and diligently  watch over our hearts,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Take my life  and let it be  consecrated,  Lord, to Thee.     Take my moments  and my days,  let them flow  in ceaseless praise.”

Love,
Margaret

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

Pray for our country.

The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.

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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His Grave Was Assigned

November 10, 2017

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His Grave Was Assigned

The Old Testament contains  many prophecies  about the one and only  true Savior  from all sin.     God had those prophecies made  just for us.     Our LORD wants us  to be really,  really sure  that we are not being duped  into some sort  of fanatical scheme  when we decide  to put our trust  and faith  in Jesus.

All the prophecies made  were things  that a mere man  couldn’t ever have control over.     A dead man especially  has no control  over anything.     So,  a prophecy  about a dead man,  made approximately 700 years  before He died,  should set us  to thinking  about the power  and truth  of all  of God’s word  —  especially those words  that tell us  we are saved  by God’s grace,  through faith  in Jesus Christ.

            Isaiah 53:9 gives us  a prophecy  about Jesus’ death.     It says,

His grave  was assigned  to be with wicked men,  
Yet  with a rich man  in His death;
Although  He had done  no violence,
Nor  was there any deceit  in His mouth.

When Jesus was crucified for us,  He was hung  between two criminals  —  wicked men.     Normally,  such criminals  would be buried  in a place  for criminals,  so Jesus was assigned  to a grave  with wicked men,  even though Jesus  never did anything wrong.

Then comes the big turn-around word,  “YET”.     In spite of the assigned grave  with wicked men,  Jesus was actually buried  in a rich man’s tomb  when He died.     That big turn-around happened  because of a special rich man.     Only God could arrange  for that 700 years  after saying  it would happen.     So,  we read in John 19:38,

And after these things  Joseph of Arimathea,  being a disciple  of Jesus,  but a secret one,  for fear  of the Jews,  asked Pilate  that he might take away  the body  of Jesus;  and Pilate  granted permission.     He came therefore,  and took away His body.

Joseph of Arimathea  was a secret believer  in Jesus,  because of his fear;  but,  God granted him  the courage  to actually approach Pilate  and ask permission  to bury Jesus.     And,  only the power  of God  could lead Pilate  to grant permission.     This was not  a normal procedure.

Just as God’s power worked  to carry out this prophecy,  God’s almighty power works  to carry out  His promises  to us.     God has promised  full forgiveness  and eternal life  to all  who believe  that we are saved  only through faith  in Jesus Christ.

That believing  gives us  the courage  to entrust our whole lives  to the promises of God  —  in whatever circumstances  we might be.     With Joseph of Arimathea,  let us stand strong  in the truth,  no matter what sorts  of odds  try to challenge  the truth.

As we keep looking  to the power  of God’s love  for us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     I know  that my Redeemer  lives!”

Love,
Margaret

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

Pray for our country.

The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.

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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How Much Are You Worth?

November 9, 2017

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How Much Are You Worth?

Some people count their worth  in dollars.    God doesn’t figure things  that way.     In God’s eyes  we are worth suffering  and dying for  —  we are worth thousands  of years  of working history  so that all the prophecies  concerning a Savior  would come true  for us  in Jesus  —  we are worth  God’s faithful guidance  as He patiently  (day after day after day)  shows us the way  to eternal life  —  we are worth  loving  and caring for…….     God’s list  could go on.

The point is  that God values us  very highly.     Because we are worth so much  to our Lord,  He takes care of us  every day  and always has our highest good  in mind  with every little thing  that happens  in our lives.

Because we are sinful,  much of the time  our “highest good” means  that we really need an opportunity  to grow  in faith,  love,  kindness,  sharing,  perseverance,  and all sorts  of other good attributes.     That means  that our loving heavenly Father  will allow trials  in our lives,  so that we can develop  into the best we can be.

When all sorts  of troubles  come our way,  we need to see them  as opportunities  to trust  in the Lord  and grow  in faith.     Our troubles are not signs  that God is not caring  for us.     God is actually  nearer than ever,  wanting us  to lean on Him  and learn  to not be anxious  in our trials.

Jesus put the whole lesson this way  in Matthew 6:25-34,

Do not be anxious  for your life,  as to what you shall eat,  or what you shall drink;  nor for your body,  as to what you shall put on.     Is not life  more than food,  and the body  than clothing?

Look at the birds  of the air,  that they do not sow,  neither do they reap,  nor gather into barns,  and yet your heavenly Father  feeds them.     Are you not worth much more  than they?

And which  of you  by being anxious  can add a single cubit  to his life’s span?

And why are you anxious  about clothing?     Observe how the lilies  of the field grow;  they do not toil  nor do they spin,  yet I say to you  that even Solomon  in all his glory  did not clothe himself  like one  of these.

But if God  so arrays the grass  of the field,  which is alive today  and tomorrow  is thrown into the furnace,  will He not much more  do so  for you,  O men  of little faith?

Do not be anxious then,  saying,  ‘What shall we eat?’  or  ‘What shall we drink?’  or  ‘With what  shall we clothe ourselves?’     For all these things  the Gentiles eagerly seek;  for your heavenly Father knows  that you need  all these things.

But seek first  His kingdom  and His righteousness;  and all these things  shall be added  to you.     Therefore  do not be anxious  for tomorrow;  for tomorrow  will care  for itself.     Each day  has enough trouble  of its own.

We are worth  a whole lot  of love  and care,  so we can entrust  all our needs  to God’s sacrificial love  for us.     It is because  God’s love for us  has been proven  on the cross,  that we should always remember  His love  and trust it  as we go through  our trials.     God will carry us  through our anxieties.

That is why the psalmist reminds us  in Psalm 118:4  to always remember,

Oh  let those  who fear the LORD  say,
“His lovingkindness  is everlasting.”

We need  to say it  because it is the truth,  even in the midst  of our troubles.     As we realize  that His lovingkindness  truly is everlasting,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  thank you  for letting us know  that you are near  and will carry us  through these anxious times.”

Love,
Margaret

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

Pray for our country.

The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.

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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The Gates of Zion

November 8, 2017

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The Gates of Zion

If we’re going  to go  through a gate,  we should know  where it leads to.     Psalm 87 speaks of the gates of Zion”which are worth thinking about.    Psalm 87:1-3 says,

His foundation is  in the holy mountains.    
The LORD  loves  the gates  of Zion
More than all the other dwelling places  of Jacob.
Glorious things are spoken  of you,
O city  of God.

“Zion” is another name  for Jerusalem,  which is a city  King David conquered.     The Temple  that was built there  is situated  in an area  of several hills.    The Temple was situated  on the hill Zion.    Throughout the Bible,  when Zion is mentioned,  it could refer  to that specific area,  to the city  of Jerusalem,  or  to the gathering  of all of God’s people,  who worship Him.

Does any  of this information  matter?     Yes.

The Hebrew meaning of “Zion” is:    conspicuousness;   a monumental  or guiding pillar;   a sign or waymark.      So, the “place” of rightful worship  —  the worship of our Creator,   Sustainer,  and Redeemer  —  is loved by the LORD,  simply because  it is facing the truth  of our being.

When deep down  in our hearts,  we go through the gate  of rightfully acknowledging  the LORD  as God Almighty  and our Savior,  God loves us  for seeing the great big guiding pillar  of all His marvelous works  down through the ages  —  and recognizing that,  “Wow!     God’s creation, and all of His word  in the Bible,  and the gift  of salvation  really are for real.”

And then  we give honor  where honor is due.

Consider this.     The Bible is very conspicuous  in this world.     Everybody knows about it,  but few bother  to open it up  and find out  where it can lead  our lives to.

The Bible is a monumental  or guiding pillar  that shows us  the truth  of the meaning  of our lives  here on earth  and how we should understand life.     The truths  in the Bible  open up the gates  of our way  to salvation.     That’s a gate we really should enter.

The Bible is a sign  or waymark  that people know  they should pay attention to,  but often get distracted  by the glitter  in this world.     But,  when people do pay attention  to the great big signs  that God puts  in our lives,  God loves it.

Let us look  at the conspicuous,  guiding pillars  that God puts  in our lives  and go through the “gates of Zion”  and get into fellowship with our Creator  and Redeemer.     God loves it  when we get eternal life  in Him.

            1 John 2:28 wants us  to not only  go through the “gates of Zion”  but to abide there.

And now,  little children,  abide in Him,  so that when He appears,  we may have confidence  and not shrink away  from Him  in shame  at His coming.

As we go through the “gates of Zion” and see the awesome beauty  of God’s majesty,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  You are ever faithful  in showing us  the right way.”

Love,
Margaret

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

Pray for our country.

The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.

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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He Shall Become a Sanctuary

November 7, 2017

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He Shall Become a Sanctuary

Isaiah’s job was  to preach  to the disobedient Israelites.     Although he preached  for about sixty years,  he was not at all popular.     Tradition says  he was sawn in two  by those who hated him.     They hated him  for revealing their sins  and preaching repentance.     But,  Isaiah was appointed  by God  to continue preaching,  even though he was hated  and rejected.

This hated prophet  wrote many  of the prophecies  regarding the Savior’s life.     They all came true  in the smallest details,  so we know  that Isaiah truly represented  the LORD God.     So,  Isaiah spoke the truth,  but,  nobody wanted  to hear the truth.

In one  of Isaiah’s calls  for repentance,  he told the Israelites  their priorities  were all wrong  and in Isaiah 8:13-14  he wrote,

It is the LORD  of hosts   whom you should   regard as holy.
And He  shall be your fear,
And He  shall be your dread.
Then  He  shall become a sanctuary;
But to both the houses of Israel,  a stone  to strike  and a rock  to stumble over…

The Israelites were afraid  of an Assyrian invasion,  but they refused  to repent  and turn  to the LORD  —  kinda like people today.     So,  Isaiah’s message shows us all  an eternal  truth.

When people know  in their hearts  that God truly is holy  —   and they have so much respect  for the LORD’s holiness  that they carefully and lovingly live  the way God wants them to  —  then,  this holy God  becomes their “sanctuary”  —  their place of security,  rest,  and peace.

How can that be?

The world tends to think  that we need  to steer clear  of anything  that is so holy  that it is something  to fear  and dread.     We do need  to shake in our boots  when we realize  just how holy God is.    He is absolutely perfect  in all  of His judgments,  powers,  authority,  righteousness,   justice.     All of that condemns  every single one of us  to death  for our sins.     We can’t face that.

But,  in the same breath,  God’s holiness means  He is also absolutely perfect  in love,  mercy,  grace,  kindness,  gentleness, truthfulness,  and faithfulness.     This holy God  has declared  in truth  that He loves us  and desires  to give us  the gift  of salvation  in Jesus Christ.

That is when this holy God  becomes our “sanctuary”  —  our place of security,  rest,  peace, and total forgiveness  in Christ.

But,  Isaiah added another truth  when he said,  “But to both the houses  of Israel,  a stone  to strike  and a rock  to stumble over.”     Other Bible verses tell us  that Jesus is the Rock  that many will  stumble over.

God gives us  a sure Savior,  a promise of forgiveness  simply through faith  in the atoning blood  of Jesus,  but people stumble over that concept.     It’s like the idea  of a real Savior  is impossible.     People still want  to work their own way  into heaven.    They simply do not want  to trust  and believe  in the almighty LORD.

As we have regard  for the LORD’s holiness,  we need  to remember  that His holiness  causes Him  to always proclaim  the truth.     That truth is  forgiveness  through faith  in Jesus.     In the truth  of our Savior’s work  we have our “sanctuary”.

Let us find our peace  in our Sanctuary  —  Jesus Christ.

As we rest  in the peace  of forgiveness,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     I know that my Redeemer lives.”

Love,
Margaret

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

Pray for our country.

The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.

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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