Four times in the NET Bible the phrase “God of gods” is used, all of them in the Old Testament. One time it is used by a pagan king, but the other three are used by Moses, one of the psalmists, and an angel. The four passages are in Deuteronomy 10.17; Psalm 136.2; Daniel 2.47; and Daniel 11.36. (The NASB, ESV, and NIV also record the phrase in these four passages.) Continue reading
When disaster strikes, we ask, “Where is God?” But every day God asks where we are. God gives life. If he allows us life today, it is because he wants us to repent and come to him. Glory to God for life today!
When God revealed himself to the Israelites, it sounded like thunder. He is powerful. He answered them from a dark thundercloud. Thunder is the symbol of divine power, vengeance, and deliverance. Glory to God for showing us his thunder!
God’s promises are solemn. He is serious about fulfilling them. He seals them with an oath. He pledges by his own self to bring everything to pass that he has said he will do. God will not change his plan nor alter his rules. Glory to God for his oath!
For faith no Friday’s black,
There is no spiritual hack,
No shortcut or painless way,
No easier price to pay —
For life, prepare to lose:
To die on a Cross we choose.
Glory to the Lord for his Spirit which abides in us, the powerful, loving, orderly Spirit, who conquers our fears, strengthens our hands, and directs our energies for fruit that remains.
God is so great that we may speak of him all day, every day, without tiring. His acts are wonderful, his word is marvelous, his love has no measure. His thoughts are inexhaustible, the intricacy of his plan beyond beautiful. God deserves all the glory of man’s heart!
God keeps his promises. All of them. He is faithful. He has never failed to carry through, he never fails in the present, and in the future he will do all he has promised. To receive the promise of salvation, we must do his will. He wants to keep that promise, but it depends on us! Praise be to God for being a promise-keeper!
A single command sums up the entire law:
Love neighbor with love for self, his burdens bear;
But if among yourselves you bite and claw,
By one another you’ll be consumed — beware!
Live by the Spirit, not the flesh’s desire,
For these to the holy God are ever opposed;
Be led by him, and live both better and higher,
Open to good, to carnal practices closed.
Have I a right from time to time
To jump the narrow tracks,
To eat some sweets, or write a rhyme,
Or play some ball and jacks? Continue reading