Psalms 111:2, 3 reads: ?How amazing are the deeds of the LORD! All who delight in him should ponder them. Everything he does reveals his glory and majesty. His righteousness never fails.?
Have you stopped lately to consider what the Lord has done in your life and in the world? I often read the Old Testament, and it is full of God?s dealings with man. We discover there many things about God as he contends with sinful man. We discover how merciful God is with a people who continuously reject him.
We discover how God always gives man a way out of his sinfulness. We discover how unbelievably patient God is and the depth of his love for a wayward people. It is amazing when you stop to think about how a holy God could be so gracious, forgiving, kind and loving to a people who just don?t seem to care much about him.
When we stop and look at our own lives, we discover much of the same things going on. We now have the help of Christ to keep us right with God, but we often struggle to live the life we profess to have.
God?s expectations for us are the same; he commands us to be a holy people. He has given us Jesus and the Holy Spirit to help make us holy. We, just like those who have gone before us, struggle with holy living. Yet God never abandons us because we struggle. He constantly is at work in our lives to help us. He guides us, teaches us, convicts us and empowers us. We are loved by God beyond our ability to comprehend.
Everything the Lord does is a display of his glory and majesty. He is incomparable. His glory and majesty fill the heavens and the earth. He made all that is and sustains it. We who take delight in his presence are his crowning glory and majesty. Everything he does in and through us are a testimony of how great our God is.
His righteousness never fails. His righteousness is sufficient! When we live in Christ, our righteousness, we lack nothing. We are all we need to be to make it to heaven. In Christ alone we are made acceptable to God. There is nothing we can do to make ourselves more fit for heaven. All who live in Christ will be in heaven someday. We cannot add to or take away from what Jesus did for us at Calvary.