Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 310
Devotional Song: Go to this link … Please take the time to take in the lyrics and hear the poignant song, sung by Brian Doerksen Creation Calls. proclaiming the glory and reality of God in His creation, which calls us to recognize our Lord and worship Him
Highlight Passage - NKJV Job 38: 4 … Job had a moment of weakness in the midst of his strong faith … and God came to help God’s man, Job, to restore that faith
4 “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. … “
Highlight Context #1 - Job 1: 20-22 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK … In spite of all that Satan was allowed to do and did to Job, His faith in His God remained for a time before wavering
Highlight Context #2 - Job, Chapters 38-41 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK … God’s rebuke and restoration of Job’s wavering of faith
Reference Passage #1 … Romans 1: 18-21 [NKJV] … GO TO THIS LINK … Man has no excuse for lack of faith in God as all creation calls him to believe
Reference Passage #2 … Philippians 1: 6 [NKJV] …
6 … being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; …
Reference Passage #3 … 2 Peter 1: 2-4 [NKJV] … GO TO THIS LINK … In Christ we have all we need to get the job of life done
My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread devotional entry, authored by Dave Branon, took his readers back [that’s me!] to the account and journal of the life of Job, who was called out by God to give witness, in faith, to God’s glory; and even after Satan was allowed to buffet Job’s life with horrible troubles, Job seemed to retain his faith (see Job 1 20-22 linked above). But then as Job’s time of trial and his privation elapsed and Job’s worldly friends interceded, Job’s faith wavered a bit. But then God (see Job, Chapters 38-41) came to call His man, Job, back to faith; and as God does for all mankind, the Lord used images from His creation to bring Job back to closeness with his Lord.
Mankind really has no excuse to claim “there is no God,” as Brian Doerksen sings in the linked song above; because, as is stated by the Apostle Paul in Romans 1: 18-21 God’s very creation is displayed to declare the glory of God. And those of us who know Christ as our Savior and Lord, must declare that He is the creator; and He is the one Who is completing us into His own image (see Phil. 1: 6).
So, today, as any read here, I hope I sense an “Amen” or a “Hallelujah” to the truth of seeing God in His creation and reveling in our faith in the Lord of the universe.
My Prayer for Today … Lord, You are the Lord God and the Creator of my world … and it is You, … and only You, … Whom I worship. Amen
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