Sunday, April 17, 2011

Deuternomomy 4:7 NASB

"For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the LORD our God whenever we call on Him?  Or what nation is there that has statutes and judgments as righteous as this whole law which I am setting before you today?"

Think about it.  In a world where many would try to say all worship the same god, we have every right in the world to react.  We have every right in the world to declare with emotion and confidence that "the LORD, He is God; there is no other besides Him," (Deut. 4:35). To allow for any other god would be to mock the God who "out of the heavens...let you hear His voice,"  (4:36).  It would be to make Him like the gods who cannot speak, cannot hear, cannot see and cannot save.  Here we must boldly stand.  Not blindly.  Boldly!  Boldly because this God has declared and demonstrated His Person, His Presence, His Precepts, His Place and His Power.  When Moses  asked, "for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as Yours? (3:24).  "Or has a god tried to go to take for himself a nation from within another nation by trials, by signs and wonders and by war and by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm and by great terrors, as the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes? (4:34), the answer was a clear "No other god, but our God!"  The Children of Israel didn't have to wonder. They knew.  Nor do we have to wonder. Anyone who has had opportunity to travel to other parts of the world has seen the evidence of His mighty Presence and Power. His church is moving forward.  He is still showing Himself strong to redeem a people from among the nations.  And He comes to us today.  We can know and feel the same reality of what the children knew long ago when asked, "For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the LORD our God whenever we call on Him?"  Call on Him my friend!  He is not a God afar off, but near to each of us.  Hold strong to a God like this.  There is none other. 

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