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10/9/2007

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The LORD Is Excellent in Working

“This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.” (Isaiah 28:29)

Have you ever heard someone called a "workaholic"? What is a workaholic, anyway? It is a nickname given to people who work all the time. In the morning, all they can think about is working. At noontime, you have to remind them to eat lunch because they get so caught up in their work! And it is hard for them to go home and relax in the evenings, because all they seem to be able to think about is work. Work, work, work! Some people really do just love to work.

For most of us, though, work is not very lovable. When we think of fun things to do, working is not at the top of the "fun things to do" list. We are tempted to be lazy and stay away from work completely! We have to "work" to make ourselves even want to work!

God is not like us. He is not at all lazy, but He does not have to be a workaholic, either, in order to get done everything He gets done. God is sovereign. He is omnipotent ("om-NIH-po-tent," all-powerful), omniscient ("om-NISH-ent," all-knowing), and omnipresent ("om-nih-PREZ-ent," all-present). So whatever He decides to do, He just does it, and He does it with the best possible quality! God's works are all excellent. Deuteronomy 3:24 – "O LORD GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might."

Because He is Who He is, the LORD's works have to be excellent. He is God. Since Jesus is God, He did many wonderful works (including supernatural miracles) while He lived on Earth. And He did so many wonderful things that only a "few" of them could be fit into the Bible. The disciple John wrote, "And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written" (see John 21:25).

God created the universe. God redeems sinners from their sin. God cares for His people. God deserves honor for all He is and all He does.

Now here is an important question to think about: If God is able to do anything, and if He is willing to glorify Himself by doing great works, do you think He might be able and willing to help you in your need?

We can trust in the excellent works of the LORD Jehovah.

My Response:
» Do I remember that God is all-powerful, all-wise, and all-present?
» How is God working in my life today?






Truth In Real Life


Description of God

Christ (the "Anointed One")
Matthew 1:16 – "And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ."

 

Question & Answer

QDid Christ save us only so that we might go to heaven?

A  No. Titus 2:14 – "[Jesus] Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works."

 

BIG Christian Word

Evangelism – (e-VAN-juh-liz-im)

"Evangelism" comes from the Greek-based word evangel, which means "good news" in English. To "evangelize" is to tell the Gospel message of Jesus Christ to those who do not yet know or understand God's plan of salvation. Evangelism is part of one of the most important teachings that Jesus gave the believers. Matthew 28:19-20 – "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."