Saturday, February 04, 2012

In the Sanctuary

 12I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.
 13Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?
 14Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.
 15Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah. 

 In the Sanctuary
Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?
In our day of violence, deceit, and despair, Psalm 77, verse 13, is music to our ears and a balm to our souls! In our busy, fact-paced lives, I fear we do not take near enough time to meditate upon God's Word. As a matter of fact, the verses shown above would be a wonderful place to start!

What do we find in the sanctuary of God? The psalmist poses some thoughtful questions.

Who does wonders like our God? Who has shown Himself strong among His people like our God? Who has taken His own Son and allowed Him to humble Himself to take on the menial form of a man for the sole purpose of redeeming a people for Himself? Who are these redeemed people? Is there something about them that makes them worthy of redemption? No!

This God, our First Love, is beyond comprehension; His love is more than we can fathom. There is a common saying: if it is too good to be true, it probably isn't. However, our God, who is too good to be true, is!

I often think of Daniel. As one of the top political leaders and close advisers to the ruler of his country, there is no doubt that he was a very busy man. Yet, it was known publicly that, three times a day, he took time to bow in prayer before God and meditate upon His true Lord and King. Could we not then find time to do the same thing once a day? How different would our lives become if we made a constant practice of spending a few minutes with the Lord each morning before we get out of bed?

Unfortunately, we tend to be so arrogant that we actually think we can live a day--or even days--without communicating with our God and Father. I would pose the challenge. Let us take 30 days. In that time period we will try, to the best of our ability, to spend at least five minutes with the Lord, three times a day, in the Sanctuary of God, meditating upon Him and His Word.

It is time we become serious in our relationship with the Lord. That is why we are here!

God Bless You,

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