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While I Have My Being

January 14, 2018

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While I Have My Being

Life on earth is relatively short  —  especially  in consideration  of eternity.     We get so centered  on the here and now  that it’s hard  to imagine anything else.     That’s not a good idea,  because we’re getting all riled up  on what will  soon be gone.

It is eternity  that should be getting our attention  and guiding our living.     All the riches  that we gather  on this earth  cannot be taken  with us  when we die,  so they are just temporary things.     All our strengths  and powers  will be nothing  the moment we die.     And all our troubles  on earth  will be as nothing  in eternity,  so it is important  to see them as trials  that should draw us closer  to the reality  of our Maker  and Redeemer  for the help we need.

Since the LORD  is the one  who made all things  in heaven  and on earth  —  and He alone  is the one  who has the power  to say  where we will spend eternity  —  and  because it is the LORD  who blesses each and every one of us  with what we need  —  it is only right  and good  that we acknowledge that  throughout our short lives here.

The psalmist had this  in mind  when he just had to lift up his voice  in praise  in Psalm 146:1-2,

Praise the LORD!   
Praise the LORD,  O my soul!
I will praise  the LORD  while I live;
I will sing praises  to my God  while I have my being.

If we don’t want  to praise the LORD  while we still have our being here  on earth,  then we need  to do some soul searching  as to why not  —  before it is  too late.     Do we have the power  to create all the universes  that exist?     Do we have the power  to prophesy  over thousands of years  and have all our words  come true?     Do we have the power  to wash away sins  as if they never existed?     Do we have the power  to know all the thoughts,  feelings,  and deeds  of every single person  that has ever lived,  so that we will be the just Judge  of all things  in the end?

The reality  of a higher power  and an eternal future needs  to guide our whole being.      While we still have our being,  we need to see  how God wants us  to be  on this earth.     We need  to see His plan  of eternal salvation  for those  who love His name  and honor Him  in faith.     We need  to see God’s sacrificial love  in sending Jesus  to suffer and die  to pay  for all our sins.     And  we need  to show some appreciation  for this gift  of love  that is being offered  to us.

As we open our eyes  to the reality  of God’s love  and salvation  in this troubled world,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  while I still have my being,  I will sing your praises.     I will praise You forever  and ever  for Your wondrous love  and salvation.”

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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In Repentance and Rest

January 13, 2018

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In Repentance and Rest

Isaiah 30:15

For thus the Lord GOD,  the Holy One of Israel,  has said,   
In repentance  and rest  you shall be saved,
In quietness  and trust  is your strength.”

Our natural reaction  to all the turmoil  in this world  is very opposite  of what God desires  for us.     We naturally want  to take everything  into our own hands  and power,  and try to force  our desires  onto our circumstances.     But,  since we are sinful beings  and lack the ability  to control  all sorts of factors,  our efforts are puny  and useless  in God’s eyes.

We might as well be fighting  our shadow.     And,  until we turn  to our LORD  in repentance,  rest,  quietness  and trust,  we are simply fighting  our shadow.

God knows  our sinful efforts  are useless.     As our loving heavenly Father,  He quietly invites us  to repent  of all our faithless ways  and just rest  in His almighty arms  —  giving in  to all His goodness.     It is when we repent  that God is able  to save us  from our sinful strivings.     When we put  all our turmoils  in the Lord’s lap,  then we can rest  in His fatherly love  for us.

We might feel  we have to take everything  into our own hands,  but God says,  “Please don’t.”     We are not strong  when we are “going it”  alone,  trying to do everything  our way.     God promises us strength  when we learn  to quiet down  and trust  in His ways.

When we repent,  we are turning away  from our sinful inclinations  and following the Lord’s desire  for our lives.     All of God’s ways  are explained  throughout His word  and can be summed up  as living  by faith,  hope,  and love  —  the kind of love  God has  for His dear children.

Jesus spoke  of the rest  He wants  to give us  in Matthew 11:28-30,

Come to Me,  all who are weary  and heavy-laden,  and I will give you rest.    Take My yoke  upon you,  and learn  from Me,   for I am gentle  and humble  in heart;  and you shall find rest  for your souls.    For My yoke  is easy,  and My load  is light.

As we cast our burdens  on our Lord  and rest  in His forgiving love,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  Your yoke  really is easy  and Your load  really is light.”

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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Abba Father

January 12, 2018

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Abba!   Father!

We love the ideal  of a father we can trust,  depend on,  and look up to.     Our earthly fathers can fail us  in their own weaknesses,  but our heavenly Father  is the one we can truly depend on  to help us  in our need.

Paul talks  about our Father / child relationship  with the Lord  in Romans 8:12-17.

So then,  brethren,  we are under obligation,  not to the flesh,  to live  according to the flesh  —  for if you are living  according to the flesh,   you must die;  but if  by the Spirit  you are putting to death  the deeds  of the body,  you will live.

For all  who are being led  by the Spirit  of God,  these are sons  of God.     For you have not received a spirit  of slavery leading  to fear again,  but you have received a spirit  of adoption  as sons  by which we cry out,  “Abba!    Father!”

The Spirit Himself  bears witness  with our spirit  that we are children  of God,  and if children,  heirs also,  heirs of God  and fellow-heirs  with Christ,  if indeed  we suffer with Him  in order  that we may also be glorified  with Him.

The Aramaic term “Abba” is the word used  to show a warm,  intimate relationship  between a father  and child.     It would be like us saying,  “Dad”,  “Daddy”,  or “Papa”.     It is informal,  very loving  and respectful.

Just as a child  who loves his father tries  to imitate his father,  so we too,  try to imitate  our heavenly Father.     We want  to be just like Him  because His love  for us  is so wonderful.     This desire  to imitate our heavenly Father  is a leading  of the Holy Spirit.    So,  Paul says,  “For all  who are being led  by the Spirit  of God,  these are sons  of God.”

That’s saying  every little urging  to imitate God’s loving ways  is God’s Spirit  leading us  and encouraging us  on our journey  to our heavenly home.     The Spirit  of God  bears witness  to our conscience  saying something like,  “Come on now.     You are a child  of the King.     Your heavenly Father wants you  to inherit the heavenly home  He has prepared  for you.     Don’t act  like a slave  to sin any more.     Be just like a child  of the heavenly King  should be.     Make your Daddy happy.”

Just as a loving earthly father  helps his little child  learn how  to walk,  our heavenly Father helps us learn  to walk  in His ways  through all of our earthly trials  and tribulations.     We do have to  hold tightly onto His hand  and trust Him  every step  of the way.     We might feel wobbly  and weak-kneed,  but our Father  is right beside us,  caring with each step.

As we walk  with our Lord,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Abba,  Father,  it is so good  to know  that You are holding my hand.”

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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The King Could Not Sleep

January 11, 2018

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The King Could Not Sleep

God has ways  of working  that we people can never fathom.     When we might feel  that all is hopeless,  God is at work  for us, bringing about events  we could not imagine.     There are many instances  of God’s miraculous handling  of events  throughout the Bible.     One is recorded  in the book  of Esther.    It’s good  to remember these events.

Because of Israel’s unrepented sins,  Persia was allowed  to conquer Israel.     Then  God worked many events  so that a God fearing Israelite named Esther  became the queen,  being chosen  by King Ahasuerus  as the most beautiful  and desirable  among women  in the empire.

Esther’s uncle,  Mordecai,  found out  about a plot  to kill King Ahasuerus  and reported it.    The would-be assassins were hung  for their dastardly plan.     As events progressed,  a man named Haman  was promoted  to a position of authority  in the kingdom.    In all his pride,  Haman wanted everyone  to bow down  to him  as he rode by.     Mordecai refused  to bow down,  bringing Haman’s anger  to the boiling point.

In hatred,  Haman asked the king  for permission  to kill all the Jews,  claiming that they did not obey  the king’s laws.    Not realizing the deception  or the fact  that his wife,  Esther,  was a Jew,  the king granted Haman permission.

While Haman formulated his plans  to kill the Jews,  Queen Esther invited the king  and Haman  to a dinner,  causing Haman to become even more proud  of his position  of influence.     But,  when he again saw Mordecai refusing  to bow down to him,  Haman had to tell  of his grief  to his wife  and friends.     Then Esther 5:12 through 6:3  recounts,

Haman also said,  “Even Esther  the queen  let no one but me come  with the king  to the banquet  which she had prepared;   and tomorrow also  I am invited by her  with the king.    Yet  all of this does not satisfy me  every time I see Mordecai  the Jew sitting  at the king’s gate.”

Then Zeresh  his wife  and all his friends said  to him,  “Have a gallows  fifty cubits high made  and in the morning  ask the king  to have Mordecai hanged  on it,  then go joyfully  with the king  to the banquet.”     And the advice pleased Haman,  so he had the gallows made.

During that night  the king could not sleep  so he gave an order  to bring the book  of records,  the chronicles,  and they were read  before the king.     And it was found written  that Mordecai had reported  concerning Bigthana and Teresh,  two of the king’s eunuchs  who were doorkeepers,  that they had sought  to lay hands  on King Ahasuerus.

And the king said,  “What honor  or dignity  has been bestowed  on Mordecai  for this?”     Then the king’s servants  who attended him said,  “Nothing has been done  for him.”

Little did anyone realize  that God  was at work.     Who but God  could have led Esther  to become queen?     Who but God  could have led hateful Haman’s friends  to give him  bad advice?     Who but God  could have taken sleep away  from the king  on that particular night?     Who but God  could have caused the records  of Mordecai’s good deed  to be read?     Who but God  could have led the king  to want  to give Mordecai an immediate reward?

In the end  of all this intrigue,  Haman was hung  on his own gallows,  Mordecai was promoted,  and the Israelites were saved.     What an awesome  turn of events  because of  faith.

God also works  for our good  in the same awesome ways.     His power  and leading  for His children  cannot be fully known  or explained  —  but God’s end results  are marvelously wonderful.

The main point  in the book of Esther  is to live by faith  according to God’s will  and trust the Lord  to do His work  in His way  —  even when things look hopeless  outwardly.     As Romans 8:28 says,

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.

We don’t have to be afraid  of living  according to God’s will.     When we live  the way God wants us  to live,  He will take care  of everything  in the end  —  simply because  we are His dear children.

As we trust  in our Lord,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  You are almighty  in absolutely everything.     Thank You  for loving us,  forgiving us,  and caring for us.”

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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God Will Soon Crush Satan

January 10, 2018

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God Will Soon Crush Satan

With all the bad influences we face  every day,  it is comforting to know  that Satan  and all evil  will be destroyed some day.     We can read about it  in Romans 16:17-20,  where Paul says,

Now I urge you,  brethren,  keep your eye  on those who cause dissensions  and hindrances  contrary to the teaching  which you learned,  and turn away  from them.

For such men are slaves  not of our Lord Christ  but of their own appetites;  and by their smooth  and flattering speech  they deceive the hearts  of the unsuspecting.

For the report  of your obedience  has reached to all;  therefore  I am rejoicing  over you,  but I want you  to be wise  in what is good, and innocent  in what is evil.     And the God of peace  will soon  crush Satan  under your feet.

God is the God of peace.     He wants us  to have peace  in our hearts  as we trust Him  while facing all sorts  of evil influences every day.     We’re in a daily battle.      God knows exactly  what we are going through  and He allows it  as a means  of causing us  to grow  in a true faith,  hope,  and love.

Faith is not faith  unless it is tested  and found to be true.

In all our testing,  God wants us  to see the difference  between good and evil  —  and be wise enough  to do what is good.     Paul knew exactly  what he was talking about  when he spoke  of those who were “contrary to the teaching  which you learned”.     Everywhere he preached  there was someone  trying to mix in the old laws,  or heathen traditions, or their own personal opinions  to the gospel.

Those people couldn’t have cared less  about what God has said  all through scripture.     All they wanted was  to be a religious leader  with lots of people  looking up to them  as wise,  intelligent,  and knowledgeable  in spiritual matters.     They were eager  to deceive  because they wanted everyone  to center on them,  no matter what it took.

Paul does not want us  to be blind  or uncaring  about false teachings.     Instead he says,  “keep your eye  on those  who cause dissensions  and hindrances.”     In our world today,  we need  to keep our eyes open  to the influences  around us.     We are constantly bombarded  with all sorts of media  and people  who are striving  to leave their mark  in this world.

If we want  to stay close  to our Lord and Savior,  it is vital  that we listen  to what He says  in His word  —  and not just listen  to someone else’s opinion,  man-made traditions,  or philosophizing.     When we are  first and foremost aware  of what God says,  we can be aware  of what others are saying,  but need  to hold God’s truths  and precepts  near and dear  to our hearts,  while  “turning away”  from all false teachings.

As we turn away  from everything contrary,  God will give us  the wonderful peace  and rest  of knowing  we are safe  in His heart.

Then we will say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  You have  crushed Satan  in all his deceitful ways.     Thank you  for keeping us safe.”

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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My Rock and My Fortress

January 9, 2018

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My Rock and My Fortress

King David made it safely through  many battles  without any recorded injuries.     In the heat of battle,  he knew  that God was with him.     It was with a heart  that honored God  that David faced his enemies.    And David honored God  because he realized  how God had created all things,  promised us a Savior,  and was holy  and faithful  in keeping His promises.

It is because the LORD is  the one and only living God,  who loves us dearly,  that David just had to write  many songs  of praise.     2 Samuel 22 records one  of those songs.    It begins with,

The LORD is my rock  and my fortress  and my deliverer;
My God,  my rock,  in whom I take refuge;
My shield  and the horn  of my salvation,  my stronghold  and my refuge;
My Savior,  Thou dost save me from violence.

What confidence!     David had confidence  in the LORD  to win his battles.     He never patted himself  on the back  or claimed that his strength  and prowess  won the battle.     All glory  was always given  to God,  where it belonged.

David was never a coward.     He was noted  for his valiant courage.     Nevertheless,  he realized  that everything he had  was a gift  of God’s mercy.      It was knowing God’s love  that gave David  the courage  he needed.     God’s everlasting love  was the rock  and fortress  he took refuge in.

That is the same love  we can depend on.     God has not changed.     As Hebrews 13:8 says,  “Jesus Christ  is the same yesterday  and today,  yes  and forever.”     Now we have  even more history  and biblical accounts  that witness  to the love  of God.

With all the witnesses  we have,  have we made the LORD  our rock  and our fortress?     Do we trust Him  and praise Him  as David did?    Do we have the courage  to live  for the LORD’s glory  as David did?

There is no other salvation  in this world.     What God tenderly extends  to us  day after day  is the only way  anyone can ever be saved.     Only faith  in Jesus saves.    He alone  is our rock  and fortress  of salvation.     As 1 Corinthians 10:4 says  when talking about the Israelites  traveling through the deserts  and being given water  from a rock,

And all drank  the same spiritual drink,  for they were drinking  from a spiritual rock  which followed them,  and the rock  was Christ.

As we  let the LORD  be our rock  and our fortress  of refuge,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  blessed be Your name  for being our rock  and our fortress  and our deliverer.”

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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A Different Spirit, a Different Gospel

January 8, 2018

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A Different Spirit, a Different Gospel

There are some things  that are not to be changed,  and the gospel is one  of those things.    In a number of places  in God’s word,  it says God’s word  is eternal  —  it does not change.    But,  there are many false preachers  who twist God’s word  in order  to get people  to follow them.

They will mix philosophies,  false religions,  psychologies,  false promises of riches,  heathen religious practices,  and all sorts of other worldly things  in with God’s word.     Then,  with a Bible verse taken  out of context,  they will boldly claim  that they are preaching truth.     Nothing could be further  from the truth.

This same thing was happening  when Paul was preaching,  so he had to protect  the Corinthian Christians  by warning them  about this.    In 2 Corinthians 11:1-4,  Paul boldly writes,

I wish  that you would bear  with me  in a little foolishness,  but indeed  you are bearing with me.     For I am jealous  for you  with a godly jealousy;  for I betrothed you  to one husband,  that to Christ  I might present you  as a pure virgin.

But I am afraid,  lest as the serpent deceived Eve  by his craftiness,  your minds  should be led astray  from the simplicity  and purity  of devotion  to Christ.

For if one comes  and preaches another Jesus  whom we have not preached,  or you receive  a different spirit  which you have not received,  or a different gospel  which you have not accepted,  you bear this beautifully.

These Corinthians did not realize  that they were accepting  false teachings.     They assumed  that if a few Bible verses  were quoted,  the speaker must be preaching  God’s word.     They didn’t take the time  to see  that the false preachers  were contrary  to the sum total  of scripture.     They were not  like the Bereans,  who “received the word  with great eagerness,  examining the Scriptures daily,  to see  whether these things were so.”   (Acts 17:11)

When someone claims  that all religions  lead to the same place — or  that  they can follow Jesus,  Islam,  Buddha,  and New Age  or whatever,  all at the same time — they don’t have any truth  in them.     Either  they are being purposely deceptive  for some ulterior reason,  or  they simply don’t know  what they are talking about.

No one can claim  to believe Jesus  and at the same time  accept other religions  as true  because Jesus said,  “I am the way,   and the truth,  and the life;  no one comes  to the Father,  but through Me.”     (John 14:6)

            If we believe  Jesus spoke the truth  and was good,  then we must not call Him a liar  by claiming other religions  also spoke the truth.    Jesus either  really is God our Savior  or  He is the world’s  biggest liar.    We cannot be speaking  from both sides  of our mouths  and still be speaking truth.

            Jude, verses 24-25 testifies,

Now to Him who is able  to keep you  from stumbling  and to make you stand  in the presence  of His glory  blameless  with great joy,  to the only God  our Savior,  through Jesus Christ  our Lord,  be glory,  majesty,  dominion  and authority,  before all time  and now  and forever.    Amen.

Because the whole Bible emphasizes  that there is no other God,  and it has proven itself  to be true,  if we believe that,  we are accepting the truth.     If we want  to add to that  or take away from it,  we are preferring  to live  in the lies  and deceptions  of this world.    We simply can’t have it  both ways.

As we take the time  to be Jesus’  friend  and honestly listen  to His word,  we will see  and understand  that there is absolutely no other God  or way  of salvation.     Then we will say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  all Your word  from the beginning  points to Jesus  as our one and only Savior.     Blessed be Your name  for revealing that  to us.”

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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