Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | October 10, 2014

“What god is great like our God? You are the God who works wonders; … You have by Your power redeemed Your people”

Today’s Devotion comes from Deuteronomy 10:12-22.

“12 “Now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require from you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to keep the Lord’s commandments and His statutes which I am commanding you today for your good?  14 Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it.  15 Yet on your fathers did the Lord set His affection to love them, and He chose their descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day.  16 So circumcise your heart, and stiffen your neck no longer.  17 For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe.  18 He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.  19 So show your love for the alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.  20 You shall fear the Lord your God;  you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name. 21 He is your praise and He is your God, who has done these great and awesome things for you which your eyes have seen.  22 Your fathers went down to Egypt seventy persons in all, and now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars of heaven.”    Deuteronomy 10:12-22.

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“11 I shall remember the deeds of the Lord;
Surely I will remember Your wonders of old.
12 I will meditate on all Your work
And muse on Your deeds.
13 Your way, O God, is holy;
What god is great like our God?
14 You are the God who works wonders;
You have made known Your strength among the peoples.
15 You have by Your power redeemed Your people,
The sons of Jacob and Joseph.  Selah.”  Psalm 77:11-15.

“3 Which we have heard and known,
And our fathers have told us.
4 We will not conceal them from their children,
But tell to the generation to come the praises of the Lord,
And His strength and His wondrous works that He has done.”     Psalm 78:3-4.

What god is great like our God?  What god works wonders?  What god has truly redeemed his people?

Is the god truly God who waits, wringing his hands, to see which ones will exercise his or her alleged free-will to do works or have faith?

Does that god work wonders?  Does that god truly redeem his people?

Or is the Sovereign Almighty God of Reformed Doctrine truly God Who initiates and works the wonder of making those dead in sin alive when there is no one else to intercede and help?

That Sovereign Almighty God of Reformed Doctrine is truly God Who does all of the works of wonder necessary to truly and fully redeem His people from “Unconditional Election” to “Limited Atonement” to “Irresistible Grace” to “Preservation of Saints”, the “U”, “L”, “I”, and “P” of “TULIP”, the Five Points of Calvinism, the Reformed Doctrine of Salvation.


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