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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Psalms 49:20 A man who is in honor, yet does not understand, Is like the beasts that perish.
The admiration or appreciation of man is not the same thing as the approval of God. We may well garner the endorsement of the world and totally miss the purpose of our Lord. Our understanding must be rooted in the eternal provision of our Lord and Savior – directing all motive and desire toward our eternal promise. Those who receive the honor or admiration of their fellow man often disregard the grace and mercy of God that has made it possible. To live our lives exclusively seeking our perception of fairness and justice is to deny the sovereign majesty and eternal purpose of our God. We are subject to our individual ideology of right and wrong –this does not make it absolute for everyone; it simply illustrates our most gracious gift of free-will. Man is incapable of true understanding until he submits himself to what God has provided and commanded. Beasts live by instinct alone – regulating behavior based upon desire and subjective understanding. We must separate ourselves from selfish yearning to embrace the eternal promise and purpose of God.
Read through the Bible in one year – May 27/ John 10:1-23; 2 Chron. 1,2,3