Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Devotion Of The Day

Deuteronomy 4:7-8 (NIV)
What other nation
is so great as to have their gods near them
the way the LORD our God is near us...
whenever we pray to him?
And what other
nation is so great as to have such righteous
decrees and laws as this body of laws I am
setting before you today?

Our God fills the universe, and yet He is near
everyone, ready to commune with hearts that
are receptive to Him. He is over all and yet
willing to have a personal relationship with
those who seek Him in truth. There has never
been a god invented by any religion that is so
great and so loving as the God of the Bible.
We did not invent our God. He revealed
Himself to us. He continues to reveal Himself
to us as long as we continue to seek the
wonder of His infinite greatness.
Though Israel was a nation with the privilege
of seeing Him move on their behalf, all the
nations that came in contact with Israel
could witness the same and decide if they
wanted to pursue the God of Israel. He would
be just as near any of them that sought Him
whenever they prayed to Him.
What really made Israel unique was that they
had the recorded word of God. The laws that
they received were full of the Creator's
instructions that kept them from the diseases
and injustices that the nations around them
experienced. The revealed Word gave them a
new culture, the culture of God. Even the
culture was meant to be a witness to the
Consider: Appreciate the fact that you have a
God that is near when you pray. Appreciate
your unique culture by living as a person of
the Word. Both will speak to the world you
come in contact with and show that there is a
Living God who is near those who call upon
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