Thursday, August 23, 2012

God's Majesty through Love

I will be out of pocket tomorrow.  So here is Thoughts By Scott early.

Scripture: Malachi 1:5
Your eyes will see this and you will say, "The LORD be magnified beyond the border of Israel!"

Insights: Why does God do all of this?  By all of this, I mean, punish those He loves.  Bring to destruction those He has prepared for wrath.  The answer is simple: to bring glory and majesty to His name!  For those that have been redeemed, they are able to look at the destruction of the wicked and praise God for His mercy on their lives.  For those that have been redeemed and have experienced God’s punishment, they are able to look at God’s guiding hand and praise Him for His persistent love.  For those that have been redeemed and are in a right love relationship with Him, they are able to look at God and reflect that love back to a world in desperate need of salvation.  And all of these things bring glory and majesty to God!  God will share His glory with no one and everything He does is intentional.  This intentionality is for His glory to be acknowledged in all the earth.  So, the means by which He works to create this glory is not for us to decide.  It is for us to obey!  Beloved, let us live our lives in such a fashion that we receive the disciplines of God well and praise Him for the rebukes.  Let us praise Him that He did save us from eternal destruction.  Let us praise Him that we are equipped and gifted to proclaim His love to a lost world and let us actually share this gospel.  Can you image with me what this world would look like if all God’s children lived this kind of life?  It would be extraordinary.  Let us strive to live this way and bring God the majesty He deserves!

  1. Do you praise God for His amazing love?
  2. Are you ever awed by the magnificence of God’s love?
Prayer: Father, You daily display Your glory in Your love for me.  May I have eyes to see and ears to hear and the sensitivity of the heart to recognize Your love.  Then Lord, let me have voice to praise and magnify You as a result of Your grace.  Amen.

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