Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
God Is on My Side
This I know; for God is for me.
"I Believed" (110:10)
"In thee do I put my trust" (7:1)
"For I have kept the ways of the Lord" (18:21)
"I will worship toward thy holy temple" (138:2)
"I was also upright before him" (18:23)
It simply comes down to this: God is on the side of him who is on His side. So a timely, soul searching question is, "who is on the Lord's side?"
Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of Truth with Falsehood for the good or evil side.
James Russell Lowell
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
O Thou Most High
Most High. The original means high, exalted, and the translators understood the poet used it in reference to God in contrast to his foes. Other names and appellations bear out His Highness:
God of Heaven. Universal God.
Holy God. Pure. Guileless.
God of Israel. Israel's God.
Living God. Alive. Deathless.
Merciful God. Kind. Good.
God of All Comfort. Counselor.
Eternal God. Timeless
Just God. Fair. Upright.
Shepherd. Provider. Protector.
Hallowed be His name. Speak it with awe. Indeed, we need a personal relationship with Him but not a common and flippant one. For He is the Most High.