Serving God is more than life,
To please him is more than man’s esteem;
What power to walk in holy light!
All other paths are hard and steep.
The Liar’s way is best, he claims:
He smooths the bumps and opens doors,
But hides the truth, and in festive clothes
He paints the painful face of death. Continue reading “The Liar’s Way Is Best?”
God notices every detail. He knows the numbers of hairs on our heads. He takes care of the needs of the smallest creatures. God is in both the universe and the atom. After all, he created it all. Glory to God for his attention to detail!
Shout for joy to God, our source of strength,
In our distress we called, and he reached down;
He welcomes all to refuge in his tent,
By him the lonely heart is loved and known. Continue reading “All I Want”
God is not created. He is eternal. He was and is and always will be. No one else is like God. Angels and demons are created beings. No one deserves worship besides God. Only God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit deserve our submission and obedience. Glory to God for his uniqueness!
God never acts impulsively. He always acts according to his eternal plan. God does not lose control of himself. Man’s struggle is for self-control. God is in control of himself and the universe. Glory to God for his divine control!
“God is love.” He is love’s very essence. He not only shows love and not only acts always with love, but defines love. No one can out-love God. No one can love more than God loves. But we can love like God. We must love as he loves. He shows us how, and empowers us to love. Glory to God for his every demonstration of love in Jesus Christ!
See Mt 5.43-48.
The ways of God are not mysterious. He has revealed them to us. Many things he does are above us, beyond our comprehension, but it is not because he wants to hide something from us. God’s intentions are always good and honorable. We can know about God and know him personally in the Bible, where he reveals himself. Glory to God for good intentions!
God is ageless, timeless, always the same. He has adapted his dealings with humankind according to the stage of his plan, but now that his Son Jesus Christ has come, he now speaks through him. To know God, we must know Christ. To hear God, we must hear his Son. We are in the last days, and for this we ought to praise him and give him glory, for we have seen the great plan come to fruition.
The Lord knows everything: what we do, how we think, what motivates our actions. He is not like a man; he cannot be deceived. We can sometimes deceive others, and even ourselves, but not God. Glory belongs to him for his knowledge and truth.
God allows evil in this world, as a consequence of man’s free will. He loves man so much and desires so much to have his voluntary fellowship, that he is willing to permit sin among humanity. But he works even now to bring peace and joy to those who love and serve him. Evil will soon end, so that God’s good may prevail. Glorify God for his marvelous plan!