Today's Good News

MAY 29 – PS. 45:4

05/29                  Psalm 45:4

4 In your majesty, ride out to victory,
    defending truth, humility, and justice.
    Go forth to perform awe-inspiring deeds!

AWESOME

Our God is an awesome God.

He is Creator of all things.

He loves His creation, especially mankind,

Which He created to love and honor Him.

We most often walk only with our steps,

But prayerfully all of us will bend to the knee,

To Jesus the Son, before He returns in judgment. 

MAY 28 – 2 PETER 1:16-17

05/28                  2 Peter 1:16-17 

16 For we were not making up clever stories when we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes 17 when he received honor and glory from God the Father. The voice from the majestic glory of God said to him, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.”

GOD

God was here and we didn’t know Him.

He came as a babe in a manger in Bethlehem. 

He lived a perfect life.

He died to pay the price of our sinfulness. 

By the power of His Father, King of the Universe,

Jesus, the Son, was raised from the dead,

Having paid the price for our sin by His sacrifice on the cross. 

God was well pleased with His Son,

Who brings much joy to the Father.   

MAY 27 – GEN. 1:1

05/27                  Genesis 1:1

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

BEGINNING

There is a beginning to creation, it is God.

Jesus creates all things and in Him all things are held together. 

He creates with a Word. 

But, Father, Son and Holy Spirit were together,

And here before anything was, always existing, not created. 

MAY 26 – EX. 15:11

05/26                  Exodus 15:11

11 “Who is like you among the gods, O Lord—
    glorious in holiness,
awesome in splendor,
    performing great wonders?

NONE

There is none like God. 

He is Holy and Glorious. 

He is KING of the Universe. 

Awesome and filled with radiant splendor.

His love for us is passionate. 

Our God is truly the ONLY God,

And we worship Him. 


MAY 25-1 CHRON. 29:10-15

05/25                  1 Chronicles 29:10-15
Then David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly:
“O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel,[i] may you be praised forever and ever! 11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things. 12 Wealth and honor come from you alone, for you rule over everything. Power and might are in your hand, and at your discretion people are made great and given strength.
13 “O our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name! 14 But who am I, and who are my people, that we could give anything to you? Everything we have has come from you, and we give you only what you first gave us! 15 We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace.

AMAZING

David carefully, fully praises God.

He parses the idea of praise perfectly. 

God is everything.

He created us to love Him. 

We rebel and want to love things we create: idols.

Yet our wonderful God and Father loves us too much,

To let us destroy our selves.

He seeks us with a blind passion, forgiving us of our sin. 

We are here for only a moment. 

Visitors and strangers on the stage of God’s creation.

Praise God for loving us. 

MAY 24 – JOB 42:1-6

05/24                  Job 42:1-6
 Then Job replied to the Lord:
2 “I know that you can do anything,

    and no one can stop you.
3 You asked, ‘Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorance?’
    It is I—and I was talking about things I knew nothing about,
    things far too wonderful for me.
4 You said, ‘Listen and I will speak!
    I have some questions for you,
    and you must answer them.’
5 I had only heard about you before,
    but now I have seen you with my own eyes.
6 I take back everything I said,
    and I sit in dust and ashes to show my repentance.”

JOB

Job realizes that reading about God is one thing.

Seeing God is totally different.

When we see the Lord we recognize our limitations.

He is perfect we aren’t.

He is powerful, we are weak.

He knows all things, we know very little. 

Amazing interaction and Job is so transparent.

“I sit in dust and ashes to show my repentance.”

That’s a line we could all emulate. 

We are proud and stiff-necked.

We claim our priorities and seldom worship God.

We are to love Him with all of our heart and soul.

We don’t, therefore we sin and are in need of forgiveness. 

Repent in sackcloth and ashes, Lord forgive my sinfulness. 

MAY 23 – ISA. 2:21

05/23                  Isaiah 2:21

21     while they crawl away into caverns
    and hide among the jagged rocks in the cliffs.
They will try to escape the terror of the Lord
    and the glory of his majesty
    as he rises to shake the earth.

WICKED

The wicked thought they were in control.

Jesus is coming back in judgment.

It will be a horrible day. 

No escape. 

God is truly in control, even when the world is out of control. 

MAY 22 – JOB 12:7-13

05/22                  Job 12:7-13
7 “Just ask the animals, and they will teach you.
    Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.
8 Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you.
    Let the fish in the sea speak to you.
9 For they all know
    that my disaster has come from the hand of the Lord.
10 For the life of every living thing is in his hand,
    and the breath of every human being.
11 The ear tests the words it hears
    just as the mouth distinguishes between foods.
12 Wisdom belongs to the aged,
    and understanding to the old.
13 “But true wisdom and power are found in God;
    counsel and understanding are his.

ALL

All life is begun by God.

He did it for His good pleasure.

He created it good.

Man sinned.

It causes all creation to groan in agony awaiting the return of Jesus. 

MAY 21 – PS. 8:1-8

05/21                  Psalm 8:1-8
1 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
    Your glory is higher than the heavens.
2 You have taught children and infants
    to tell of your strength,[b]
silencing your enemies
    and all who oppose you.
3 When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
    the moon and the stars you set in place—
4 what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
    human beings that you should care for them?
5 Yet you made them only a little lower than God
    and crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You gave them charge of everything you made,
    putting all things under their authority—
7 the flocks and the herds
    and all the wild animals,
8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
    and everything that swims the ocean currents.

ALMIGHTY

God is almighty in Creation. 

HE is God all by himself. 

Yet He loves mankind, He created us to love Him.

We don’t, we just sin, and ignore Him. 

But He is sending a savior,

Who will bring us to Him. 

MAY 20 – ISAIAH 25:10

05/20                  Isaiah 26:10

10 Your kindness to the wicked
    does not make them do good.
Although others do right, the wicked keep doing wrong
    and take no notice of the Lord’s majesty.

KINDNESS

The wicked do not notice God.

They operate every day in complete ignorance and foolishness.

They think they are in control,

When in fact, the Evil One controls them.

They continue in their evil every day,

Walking straight to their death.

Bigger than life, yet in one day they will disappear.