Wednesday, October 5, 2016

October 5, 2016


Psalms 16:3 (15:3 LXX)

To the saints on His earth,
In them He magnified all His will.
Encouraging Words

It is so powerful knowing that the God of all creation has chosen to manifest His will to His saints here on earth. My daily readings recently have been taking me through the writings of Justin Martyr. He is one of our early church fathers that lived in the 2nd century. He was one of our original apologists (defends the faith) and many of his writings were arguments about the fallacy of the teachings and myths of the Greeks. The Greeks, like many other people groups throughout history, put their hope in gods that were very fickle and more like humans than gods. One common thread in all of these types of religions is that the gods never trust mankind. There is no way that they would magnify their wills into the lives of their subjects. This is because they are not truly gods and just myths. Our God, the creator of all, the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, chooses to magnify His will in the lives of His saints. This means that He allows his will to be exercised by His saints here on earth so that He can be magnified. He knows that His saints will use His work in their lives do His work and not to overthrow Him or cause Him injury as so many of the mythical gods had done to them in their legends. Glory be to God!

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