Thursday, July 18, 2013

Getting it right

When man gets to his lowest ebb, God sometimes shows him a vision of Himself, seated on a throne. Just to remind him that He exists, and He is still in charge.

Isaiah saw it (Isa 6:1); Ezekiel saw it (Eze 1:26); Daniel saw it (Dan 9:7); the apostle John saw it (Rev 4:2).

 Men who have no time for God would like to tear Him from His throne:

The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
"Let us break their bonds in pieces
And cast away their cords from us."
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh, 
The Lord shall hold them in derision.
Then he shall speak to them in his wrath,
And distress them in his deep displeasure.  Psa 2:2 - 5.

Such men sanctify that which God hates, and legalise that which He says is an abomination.

But they won't succeed:

Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever;
A sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of your Kingdom.  Heb 1:8.

He created all things, "and by your will they exist and were created."  Rev 4:11.

He is worthy to be worshipped.

Edmund Clowney says: "God is the centre of all things. We worship so that we live in response to and from this centre, the living God. Failure to worship consigns us to a life of spasms and jerks, at the mercy of every advertisement, every seduction. If there is no centre there is no circumference. People who do not worship are swept into a vast restlessness. . . with no steady direction and no sustaining purpose."

The man whose life is right is the man who worships God.

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