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7/29/2008

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God Owns You

"Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture." (Psalm 100:3)

When you build a tree house, it is your own workmanship. Because you made it, you own it! Your friends have to ask your permission if they want to come into the tree house. And they call it your tree house because you made it. In the same way, if you bake cookies or make caramel apples, you have to offer them to others before they can eat them because those goodies belong to you.

The Bible says that you are God's workmanship. God created you for His own glory and He desires you to honor Him in all things! Because He made you, your body and everything about you really belong to Him. You have to answer to God for everything you think, say, and do. Your life is not your own. Do you pretend sometimes that it is?

Psalm 100:3 says that it is important for you to remember that the LORD is God. You should keep in mind that it was God Who made you, not you yourself. Because He made you, you belong to Him. The rest of Psalm 100 is about praising God and honoring Him with your life. A right response to knowing that you belong to God is to "serve the LORD with gladness."

Are you serving God with gladness? Or do you instead serve yourself with gladness? Do you come before His presence with singing? Or do you come to Him with complaining? Whom do you obey – God or yourself? You are not your own; you belong to God. When people watch you, can they see that God owns you and that you are His?

Because God made you, you belong to Him and your actions need to honor Him.

My Response:
» Does my life honor my Creator and King, or does it bring dishonor to Him?
» How can I make it obvious to others that I know the LORD is God and that I belong to Him?






Truth In Real Life


Description of God

A Faithful High Priest
Hebrews 2:17 "Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people."

 

Question & Answer

QAre there any commandments greater than for us to love God and others?

ANo, Jesus said in Mark 12:31 that "There is none other commandment greater than these."

 

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."