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We See in a Mirror Dimly

April 12, 2019

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We See in a Mirror Dimly

There is so very much  we know nothing about.     We can’t tell the future.     What is in store  for us?     Will all be well?     How many mountains will there be  to climb — how many rough places  do we have to go through?     Will I be able  to make it through the tough times?     God assures us  that we will  because He is by our side  and has promised  to never leave us.

But,  what will heaven be like?     Will I be glad  that I held onto my Savior’s hand  during my journey here?     Paul tells us  in 1 Corinthians 13:12,

For now we see  in a mirror dimly,  but then face to face;  now I know  in part,  but then  I shall know fully  just as I also have been fully known.

The Bible does tell us about heaven,  and it certainly does sound glorious.     But,  we don’t even know a tiny fraction  of the glory  because as we read God’s word,  “we see  in a mirror dimly.”     There are no human words  that can fully describe  what heaven is like.     We have nothing  to compare it to.     But,  we can be sure  that is okay  because when we enter heaven,  we will see our God  “face to face.”    

For now we need  to be satisfied  with the little bit  we do know — “now I know  in part”.     The Bible tells us bits and pieces  that really make us wonder  and leads us  to greatly desire  to be a part  of that glory and majesty  that praises the LORD,  our Creator and Redeemer.     We want  to be a part of it  because it is the sheer love and holiness  that has stooped down  to save us  from our sins.     Nothing is more awesome.

When we do get to heaven  “I shall know fully.”     When various people  in the Bible  had a glimpse of heaven  in a vision — like Isaiah and the apostle John — they fell  on their face  as dead men  because of the magnitude of glory.     They had to be revived  because they were overwhelmed.     And,  those were just visions.     How much greater will it be  to know  that this will be our eternal home surrounding us?     That is when we  “shall know fully.”

The marvelous part of that is  that our coming  to know God  will be  “just as I also have been fully known.”     All this time that we are here on earth,  struggling,  facing fears,  fighting our sinful tendencies,  enduring pains  of all sorts — in all this,  we are  “fully known” by the LORD God Almighty.     God knows us  inside and out.     There isn’t one single thing God doesn’t know about us.    

God wants us  to tell Him  about our needs,  struggles,  sins,  pains,  and everything else,  even though He already knows  about it all.     We are human,  and we need  to be able to express  what is within us.     Our Savior wants us  to go to Him  in prayer  and tell Him all.     There is a great comfort  in knowing  that we are already  “fully known” because it means  that God understands all.     We don’t even have to struggle  with all the words  because Romans 8:26 tells us,  “the Spirit also helps our weakness;  for we do not know how  to pray  as we should,  but the Spirit Himself  intercedes  for us  with groanings  too deep for words.”

Our Lord knows us so well,  He prays  for us.     And yet,  we need  to go  to Him  in prayer  to exercise our faith — to ease our own human need  for release — and,  to just let Him take care  of the rest  because He wants to.     Knowing our Savior cares so deeply for us,  we have peace  and can let Him lead us  in the ways  that are best for us.

As we meditate  on God’s word  and  “see in a mirror dimly”,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  I can see  that You are all-glorious and that You surely keep  all Your promises!     Now,  I know  that You will also keep Your promises  for me.     Blessed be Your everlasting love and salvation  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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That Which Is Pleasing in His Sight

April 11, 2019

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That Which Is Pleasing in His Sight

Ever so many,  many years ago,  I worked in a large city  and lived in a duplex  with three girlfriends.    That whole housing area consisted  of duplexes rented out  to young,  working people.    We became acquainted  with a number of our new neighbors and would get together  with them  for Saturday afternoon ball games,  and just fun times  of visiting.     One of the guys  in that group was very glum most  of the time.

One day,  as a bunch of us were visiting  and having a great time,  this one young guy was obviously not at all comfortable.     I asked him  if he was okay.     Very defensively,  he blurted out  that we were all headed for hell  for the way we were acting.     We were all stunned.     What was wrong?     We drank soft drinks,  ate chips,  and shared funny stories.     So,  what was wrong?     He felt it was sinful  to be laughing all the time  over the funny things  that had happened  in our lives.    

I told him  that having a good time like this  was not a sin  because our Lord wants us  to enjoy life  in good ways,  like we were.     Then he spat out,  “I doubt if you even know the Ten Commandments.     If you’re such a good Christian,  name them all.”     I listed the commandments  and added  that they are not what saves us.    Being able  to list the commandments  does not save us either.     Only the grace of God  in Jesus Christ  can save us  from our sins.    

None of our efforts  to obey God’s laws  is ever able  to save us  because our whole nature is sinful.     No matter how hard we try,  we are sinners,  who can never become perfect  by ourselves.     We are saved  by grace  through faith  in what Jesus has done for us.     We cannot even add anything  to what Jesus has already done,  because anything we try to do  to save ourselves  is worse than filthy rags.     Jesus’ work  on the cross  is the one and only perfect resolution  to all our problems with sin  of every sort.

And so,  Hebrews 13:20-21  gives us a benediction,

Now the God of peace,  who brought up  from the dead  the great Shepherd  of the sheep,  through the blood  of the eternal covenant,  even Jesus our Lord,  equip you  in every good thing  to do His will,  working in us   that which is pleasing  in His sightthrough Jesus Christ,  to whom  be the glory  forever and ever.   Amen.

We can only have peace  through what Jesus has done  for us.     He alone lived the perfect life.     He alone was sacrificed  to pay  for our sins,  even though He was totally innocent  in every respect.     Jesus alone has resurrection power  because He is God.     And,  Jesus alone  is able  to strengthen our hearts  so that we will be led  “in every good thing  to do His will.”     Naturally,  by ourselves,  we don’t really care  about doing God’s will.     We only want  to do our own will,  because we wrongly think  we understand our situation better than anyone else — including God Almighty.    

When we realize  and humbly accept  that all the glory,  honor,  and power belong to Jesus,  then He will be able to work in us  “that which is pleasing  in His sight.”     That is when God will enable us  to live lives  that will truly be pleasing  in His sight.

We can do all sorts of self-righteous things  that really look good  in the eyes  of those around us.     They will all think we are the ideal Christian  because we _______,  and _______,  and _______.      But,  God knows our hearts and minds.     God sees us as we really are — tending to be proud,  self-willed,  selfish,  jealous, etc.    So,  all of our determined efforts  are worthless.     We cannot please God  without a sincere faith  in Jesus Christ.

As we lay the load  of all our sins  before our Lord Jesus  and plead for His forgiveness  for the sake  of all that He did  for us  on the cross — then,  and only then — we will be doing what is pleasing  in His sight.     Faith in Jesus  is pleasing  to the Lord  because it gives all the glory  where the glory is due.

We don’t deserve any glory  for our vain efforts  to live righteously.     All our doing,  doing,  doing  is less than nothing.     It’s like beating the air.     We expend a lot of energy,  but accomplish nothing.     So,  what good is it?     We certainly are not pleasing God  because we are denying the power of Jesus  to be our Redeemer,  Teacher,  and Lord.    

We need to face  what the whole Bible tells us.     Jesus is Lord.     Only His grace saves us,  leads us,  and strengthens us  to live for Him.     Only Jesus saves us.     Nothing else.     Then we say,  “Hallelujah!     Yes,  Lord,  only Your love and grace  in Jesus Christ can save a wretch like me.     Wash away all my sins  and work  Your work  in me.”

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 Grace of God Instructing Us

April 10, 2019

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The Grace of God Instructing Us

It doesn’t matter how old we are — what our educational background might be — what our life circumstances are — everyone  always needs the grace  of God  instructing them  in the right way to go.     Whether we are a world leader  or not,  if God’s grace is not instructing us,  we will not be able  to reach heaven.

When God’s grace instructs the poorest person  on earth,  that poorest person is actually amongst the richest  and most blessed  in eternity.     All those who are enslaved  to the ways of this world  are totally blind  to this truth,  but that doesn’t make it any less true.     Everyone who lets the world be their guide  in life  may think they are  “in-the-know”  and  “on-top-of-it-all”,  but actually  they are being very foolish  because they are not letting their Creator and Redeemer teach them anything.

Everyone needs  to be wise enough  to accept the fact  that our Creator and Redeemer has a whole lot more wisdom,  power,  and authority than any of us mortals can even conceive of.

The apostle Paul realized  how awesome it is  that God’s love and grace stoops down  to help us  on our way,  if we are willing  to accept that grace.     That’s why Paul wrote  in Titus 2:11-14,

For the grace of God  has appeared,  bringing salvation to all men,  instructing us  to deny ungodliness  and worldly desires  and to live sensibly,  righteously  and godly  in the present age,  looking for the blessed hope  and the appearing  of the glory  of our great God and Savior,  Christ Jesus;  who gave Himself  for us,  that He might redeem us  from every lawless deed  and purify for Himself  a people for His own possession,  zealous for good deeds.

Do we want  to be God’s own people — and live eternally  with our Lord?     Then we need  to acknowledge Jesus  as our one-and-only Savior  and let Him instruct us  in His word  in the Bible.     With Jesus  as our Savior and Teacher,  we will be purified  and led  to do what is right and good.

Free from the influences  of this world,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  thank You  for loving me  so graciously  and desiring my eternal salvation  in Jesus Christ.     May I always know how  to listen rightly  to Your word  that I may truly grow  in grace.”

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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Turn to Me and Be Gracious to Me

April 9, 2019

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Turn to Me and Be Gracious to Me

Just like us,  King David faced  one trouble after another.     His enemies were always trying  to do him in.     His sins bothered him.     He just felt plain ol’ lonely  as he faced his problems  and desperately wanted God  to stay near  and help him.     While meditating  on the holiness and faithfulness  of our LORD,  David showed his appreciation  for God’s goodness and uprightness — just as we, also, need  to always tell God  that we are glad  for His lovingkindness and truth.

Keeping all these things in mind,  David  then  prayed  in Psalm 25:16-18,

Turn to me  and be gracious  to me,    
For I am lonely  and afflicted.    
The troubles  of my heart  are enlarged;    
Bring me out  of my distresses.    
Look upon my affliction  and my trouble,    
And forgive all my sins.

When we are lonely  and afflicted,  we really need God  to turn to us  and be gracious  to us.     It is only God  who can really help us  in our needs.     Our troubles can loom above us  like a huge storm  that makes us painfully aware  of how vulnerable and utterly helpless we are  all by ourselves.     There is nothing we can do  to help ourselves.

So,  we look at how David received the help he needed,  and follow his example  of rightly praising the LORD  for all the good He has done for us  in the past.     And,  we follow Paul’s instructions  in Philippians 4:4-7,

Rejoice in the Lord always;  again  I will say,  rejoice!

Let your forbearing spirit be known  to all men.     The Lord is near.     Be anxious for nothing,  but in everything  by prayer and supplication  with thanksgiving  let your requests be made known  to God.     And the peace of God,  which surpasses all comprehension,  shall guard your hearts  and your minds  in Christ Jesus.

In our loneliness and affliction,  we really need  the peace of God  to guard our hearts and minds  in Christ Jesus.     Our troubles  can warp our perception  of God’s truths  so that we “forget” to honestly praise our Lord  and pray  for His grace  to help us  in our needs.     When we forget  to praise our Lord,  we can get into the mode  of wrongfully complaining.     How very easy it is  to complain.     Life hurts.     That’s why we need God  to  “guard”  our hearts and minds.

Our Savior will guard us  as we give thanks and praise — even in our distresses.    It’s a way  of remembering  all that God has done  in love for us  over the years.   In His peace,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  thank You  for Your patience and love  for me.     Your name is so blessed as You tenderly lead us  in the ways  that are best for us  in the end.     Thank You for getting me through the hard times  to Your glory.     In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

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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He Opened Their Minds to Understand

April 8, 2019

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He Opened Their Minds to Understand

After Jesus rose  from the dead,  His followers had a hard time grasping the fact  that Jesus really was alive,  because they had seen Him die  on the cross.     He spoke to His followers  and explained how the Old Testament prophecies were about His whole life  and His coming  to be the Savior  of the world.    Jesus had to prove to them  that He really was alive  by making them touch Him  and seeing Him eat some broiled fish.     Then Jesus reminded them  of how He had already explained these prophecies  to them  during His ministry here  on earth.     They knew what He had said,  but could not fully grasp the significance  of these truths  or how these truths were all connected  and affected the lives  of everyone.

They needed Jesus’ help  to really understand.     Knowing how puzzled they were  and their desire  to understand,  we read in Luke 24:45-47,

Then  He opened their minds  to understand the Scriptures,  and He said to them,  “Thus it is written,  that the Christ should suffer  and rise again  from the dead  the third day;  and that repentance  for forgiveness of sins  should be proclaimed  in His name  to all the nations,  beginning from Jerusalem.”

We also need Jesus  to open up our minds  to understand the significance  of all the Scriptures  in our lives.     People can read the Bible  and memorize all sorts of verses,  but that doesn’t mean  they are saved — that doesn’t mean  they are able  to apply God’s words  to their lives  and take them personally,  as God wants us to.     We need  to understand  how everything recorded in the Bible  affects the lives  of absolutely everyone on earth,  whether they choose  to believe in Christ  or not.     So,  no matter who we are,  we should at least try  to learn a little bit  about what the Bible sets before us.

But,  no matter how much we learn “about” the Bible,  it is possible  to not believe  that we can be personally saved eternally  through the merits  of Jesus Christ.     It is God who needs  to  “open our minds  to understand the Scriptures.”     So,  what are we supposed to do?     God’s word shows us  in the Bible.    

These followers  who were with Jesus  after His resurrection  “wanted”   to learn about God’s desire  for their lives  and how they should apply all  of Scripture  to their lives,  so that they could lead God-pleasing lives.     That’s the hint.    Because they  “wanted”  to learn God’s will  for their lives,  Jesus “opened their minds  to understand.”  

We can take another example  from King David.     David had sinned  and realized he needed God  to open up the understanding  of his heart and spirit,  so that he could have the wherewithal  to start living  for the Lord again.     So,  David prayed  in Psalm 51:10-12,

Create in me  a clean heart,  O God,    
And renew a steadfast spirit  within me.    
Do not cast me away  from Thy presence,    
And do not take Thy Holy Spirit  from me.    
Restore to me the joy  of Thy salvation,    
And sustain me  with a willing spirit.

This needs  to be our prayer, too.     The bottom line is  that we need God  by our side  every day of our lives,  to strengthen us and keep us  in the truth.     We need God  to open up our understanding,  our hearts,  and our spirits.     We cannot hoof it through life  all by ourselves  and expect  to be able  to enter heaven.     Jesus alone is “the Way,  the Truth,  and the Life.”    

We need  to ask God  to open our minds,  hearts,  and spirits.     God has promised  to answer all these prayers.     Every time we study the Bible,  let us ask our Lord  to open our minds and hearts  to really understand these truths  in the right way,  so that we will truly experience  “the joy  of Thy salvation”.

With understanding,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  You certainly have done all things  for me  in Jesus Christ.     Let me always have a repentant heart  that rejoices  in Your 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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You Too, Be Ready

April 7, 2019

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You Too, Be Ready

The teacher can tell the students  to be ready  for a test  on the next day.     But,  we all know  that many will not get ready.     Some get distracted  with their sports  or music.     Some claim  they did not hear the teacher make the announcement — even though it was written  on the board.     Others claim  they just had to take care  of some other duties  and didn’t have time (They watched TV.).     And yet others will claim  to have studied the wrong pages.

In Luke 12: 39-40,  Jesus says,

And  be sure  of this,  that if the head  of the house  had known  at what hour  the thief was coming,  he would not have allowed his house  to be broken into.

You too, be ready;  for the Son of Man is coming  at an hour  that you do not expect.

In the whole context  of these verses,  Jesus tells about His second coming  to this earth  and how it is vital  that we all be ready.     We don’t look around us and say,  “Well,  he’s not getting ready  and she’s not getting ready.     So,  why should I be getting ready?     After all,  Jesus said this 2,000 years ago  and He hasn’t come yet.”    

Even if no one else around us is paying attention  to God’s word,  we know exactly  what God has told us  to do.     Therefore,  as a respectful child  of God,  we do need  to be ready  for Jesus’ coming   throughout our whole lives.     Jesus promises blessings  for all who obey this command — and eternal condemnation  for all who arrogantly disregard  this command.     That’s somewhat like the teacher  who tells the students,  “Everyone who passes this test  will pass the whole course,  and everyone who flunks this test  will flunk the whole course.”

That should get everyone’s attention.     But,  it’s often not taken seriously.     So,  the question might be — what should we base our reaction on?     Forget about what others are doing.     Do we have good reason  to not pay any attention  to Jesus’ command?

As we look  at all of God’s promises  in the Bible,  we see that He definitely keeps His promises  right down to the smallest detail.     That is a big hint.     We do need  to take Jesus’ word  very seriously.     We need  to be ready  for His second coming.     We will be ready  as we let God make us strong  in the true faith,  hope,  and love.     We need  to consider God’s love for us  in Christ,  and live according to the love  and salvation  we have received.     In whatever trials we have to face  in this world,  we need  to stand strong  in God’s eternal truths,  so that God’s name will be glorified  for all that He has done  for us.

Then,  we will receive His reward  and say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  You have done all things  for me  in Jesus Christ.     May I always live  for You.”

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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To the Uttermost

April 6, 2019

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To the Uttermost

Things can’t go any further  than the uttermost.     It refers  to reaching the absolute end  of all possibilities,  the most complete wholeness there is.     Nothing excels it.

That’s how completely Christ saves us.     There is  no better salvation,  no better life,  no better eternity,  no better forgiveness,  no better cleansing.     Having faith  in what God has done for us  in Jesus,  saves us  “to the uttermost.”     In the King James,  Hebrews 7:25  says,

Wherefore  He is able also  to save them  to the uttermost that come unto God  by Him,  seeing He ever liveth  to make intercession  for them.

It can’t get any better.     We can’t ask for more.     And,  all we have to do is believe  and ask.     Because Jesus is God and man,  He lived a holy and perfect life  for us.     Jesus’ holiness and perfection  become ours by faith  in His promises.     That is what washes us so clean  and makes us so perfect  in God’s eyes.

When we admit our sins  and lay them before Jesus,  asking for His forgiveness,  full forgiveness is ours  by faith.     God keeps His promises.

So,  what are we waiting for?     Jesus rose  from the dead  and lives forever and ever.     And,  as He lives,  He is always making intercession for us — us,  who believe.     Jesus points  to His holy blood shed  on that cross  and constantly intercedes  for us, saying,  “Father, forgive them.”

As hard as we may try  to start living rightly  for Christ,  we do still find ourselves sinning.     When we see our sin,  in respect,  faith  and love,  we take it to Jesus  and ask for forgiveness again.     And,  He will again forgive us  because of His sacrifice  on that cross.

No one else can do that  for us.     We can’t merit anything  on our own.     We’ve got to lean  on Jesus only  and let Him make us holy.     Why shoot  for anything less than perfection,  when perfection is what we want  and need?

Let us lay our sins  on Jesus,  so that He may save us  to the uttermost.

Then we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  it is so good  to be really clean.     Let Your Holy Spirit live  in my heart,  so that I will always remember  to live in You  and lean on You  by faith.”

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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