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CHOOSE WISELY

The value of something is determined by comparing it to something else. God is infinitely valuable because He is one of a kind. A rarity. Unique.  Even though we are unique in personality there are other "humans" on this planet.  Therefore, while made in God's image we are not God himself. He is holy. He is unique. He alone is God.  Therefore, our deepest joys eternally and even  earthly speaking find their fulfillment in Him (Psalm 16:11).  There is nothing more valuable than relationship with Him and the potential of eternal relationship is staggering in its weight and scope (John 14:1-6) and flows forward through history from the birth, death, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus.

 

Interestingly, it seems as though there were many in Zephaniah's day who had trouble making an appropriate value judgment in relation to the Eternal God.  They thought that they could both swear allegiance to Him and to Milcom--almost as if to say that they could not choose who was best. And for this mixture--a kind of syncretism--they paid dearly, for the "day of the Lord" was a reality that they were soon to reckon with and that we all, in a larger sense, must also reckon with.  C.S. states it well when he wrote in The World's Last Night and other essays: "Women sometimes have the problem of trying to judge by artificial light how a dress will look by daylight. That is very like the problem of all of us: to dress our souls not for the electric lights of the present world but for the daylight of the next. The good dress is the one that will face that light. For that light will last longer".  God has been incredibly gracious to us by sending His Son to us and thereby revealing Himself to us. Let us choose wisely then over all that this world has to offer for the day of the Lord is indeed coming.

 

 

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BLESS GOD, AMERICA!

Psalm 134:1-3

How often do we sing “God Bless America” and desire God to bless us and to have His blessings fall upon us? Yea, and even Numbers 6:22-27 tells us that God desires to bless us. And blessings from the Lord we have received indeed. I feel though now is the time more than ever that we, the people of God, need to be careful to  Bless the Lord. Instead of the bumper stickers on our cars that say “God Bless America”, they should read “America Bless God.”  It’s time to return to the Lord as a nation and as a people of God, and to rend our hearts before the Lord, for who knows if He will leave behind a blessing for us? (Joel 2:12-14)

Come, let us Bless the Lord, we who serve Him, lifting our hands as an offering to Him.

“May the Lord bless you from Zion, He who made heaven and earth.”

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