Thursday, July 2, 2015
WE should do this everyday! Let us join the psalmist this morning and give the one who deserves all the glory, honor, and praise just that:
Oh sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth!
2 Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
4 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
6 Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
7 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!
8 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering, and come into his courts!
9 Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth!
10 Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!
Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity.”
11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
12 let the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy
13 before the Lord, for he comes,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness,
and the peoples in his faithfulness.
It seems we ask ask ask of God when we need to spend much more time in praise praise praise of God!!! Take some time just to praise God right now and ask for nothing!!!
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
AS a follower of Jesus we have a few main goals. One is complete obedience to the Word of God. Two is glorifying the name of God in everything we do. Three is to preach the Word so others may come to salvation. Four would be to love others and put them first.
How are you doing in these goals as a follower of Jesus? Look at these verses:
1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1
31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 32 Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God, 33 just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
11 Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.
Now when it says do not be an offense, it is referring to love and mercy and example setting. But when it comes to God's Word we must never waver, if they are offended because of that then they must deal with God about that! In all we do we are to give glory to God and obedience brings glory to God!
Do all we can to bring others to Jesus, so they may be saved! Imitate Christ!
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Many know the true God, sadly many do not. Paul shows us what we are to be doing here:
22Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; 23for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:
TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.
Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: 24“God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 25Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. 26And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, 27so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ 29Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. 30Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”
Proclaim God and our only HOPE Jesus!!! Paul was bold and told straight truth. In our day is seems the true God is unknown, so we have the responsibility of making Him known not only by mouth but by the way we live our lives! May we also challenge all false gods like Paul did here and share the truth for only the truth will set you free!
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”