Sunday, April 12, 2015

April 12 2015 … To God Be the Glory!!

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2015 - Day 102

Devotional Song: ... Go to this link  … Please take the time to take in a video of Brian Doerksen, singing his poignant song … Creation Calls, declaring the truth of God’s creation and His call to believe!! ,,, And THEN ON TO THIS LINK … to hear the late Andrae Crouch, with a chorus, sining To God Be the Glory.

Highlight Passage Ezekiel 29: 8-9 [NKJV] … 
8 ‘Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Surely I will bring a sword upon you and cut off from you man and beast. 9 And the land of Egypt shall become desolate and waste; then they will know that I am the Lord, because he [Pharaoh] said, ‘The River is mine, and I have made it.’ 
Highlight Context - Ezekiel 29: 1-9 [NKJV]USE THIS LINK
… Pharaoh claimed that the Nile was his! … Bad choice!!!

Reference Passage #1 - Exodus 20: 1-3 [NKJV] 
1 And God spoke all these words, saying: … 2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 “You shall have no other gods before Me. 
 … The first of His Ten Commandments.  … And God means it!!! 

Reference Passage #2 - Psalm 19: 1 [NKJV] 
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. 
… David declared it. But do we believe it?

Reference Passage #3 - Isaiah 42: 8 [NKJV] … 
1 I am the Lord, that is My name. And My glory I will not give to another, … 
… And anything we place between our God and our path, He will curse!

Reference Passage #4 - Romans 11: 36 [NKJV] 
36 For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. 
… And let us not forget it!!

My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread devotional entry, authored by Lawrence Darmani, took his readers (me) back to the OT times when Pharaoh claimed that the great Nile river was HIS, … created in and for him as Pharaoh. And God (in the highlight passages from Ezekiel 29) reminded this earthly king as to know exactly whom he was in the grand scheme of things.

 And unfortunately it’s too easy to giggle and say to ourselves, “Whom did that dude think he was,” claiming that the Nile, created by God, was his; and then we look at something in this world, and claim it to be our own, saying … “That’s mine!”

 But if you’ve taken in today’s photo image from Psalm 19: 1, the linked songs, and the reference Scriptures from the ODB author, we are reminded, especially by Paul in Romans 11: 36, that ALL THINGS are FROM God and were created FOR Him in this world and in our lives. And we’re also reminded - FORCEFULLY - by no less that the first of The Ten Commandments from God [see Exodus 20: 1] that our Lord will have no other gods or idols to come before His Holy Name.

 So, as Brian Doerksen sings above, “Creation Calls,” and as Andrae Crouch sings, “To God Be the Glory!”

My Prayer Today: Lord, everything around me reminds me that You are my God! Amen

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