July 16, 2017: SOAP #2782: Isaiah 25-28; Hebrews 13 Scripture:  Isaiah (NIV) 26:12 LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us. 13 O LORD, our God, other lords besides you have ruled over us, but your name alone do we honor. Observation:    How proper it is for [...]

July 16, 2017: SOAP #2782: Isaiah 25-28; Hebrews 13

Scripture:  Isaiah (NIV) 26:12 LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.
13 O LORD, our God, other lords besides you have ruled over us, but your name alone do we honor.

Observation:    How proper it is for us to recognize God's part in all we accomplish in life.   His is the breath we breathe.   His is the strength we used for the task.   The brain and physical parts of our body used in the accomplishment were His design and creation.   He deserves the credit and glory for all our accomplishments.

Application:   How good it is when we learn this truth early in life.   “All that WE have accomplished YOU have done for us.”   This is why we tithe.   We give a tenth representing the whole. In so doing we recognize that it all comes from Him!     This why the most logical thing for us to do is to serve Him as LORD!

Living life with this concept protects me against becoming conceited and arrogant.   It keeps me humble and useable.

Prayer:     Heavenly Father, I appreciate you and the way I can draw upon your strength and wisdom.   What a wonderful privilege is mine today to be one in whom you dwell and one through whom you can accomplish your will.   May my limitations and weaknesses become opportunities for you to receive even more glory.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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