Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | January 12, 2015

He is our God!

Today’s devotion comes from Deuteronomy 33:26-29.

“26 “There is none like the God of Jeshurun,
Who rides the heavens to your help,
And through the skies in His majesty.
27 “The eternal God is a dwelling place,
And underneath are the everlasting arms;
And He drove out the enemy from before you,
And said, ‘Destroy!’
28 “So Israel dwells in security,
The fountain of Jacob secluded,
In a land of grain and new wine;
His heavens also drop down dew.
29 “Blessed are you, O Israel;
Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord,
Who is the shield of your help
And the sword of your majesty!
So your enemies will cringe before you,
And you will tread upon their high places.”  Deuteronomy 33:26-29.

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He is our God!  We want to cry out our claim after reading this Scripture.

It is amazing that the eternal, almighty, and infinite God would identify Himself as the “God of Jeshurun” (Israel)!

We know that our doctrine teaches us about these qualities of God.

For example, here is what Article 1 of the Belgic Confession states:

Article 1:  That there is One Only God.

 We all believe with the heart, and confess with the mouth, that there is one only simple and spiritual Being, which we call God; and that he is eternal, incomprehensible, invisible, immutable, infinite, almighty, perfectly wise, just, good, and the overflowing fountain of all good.

But, today’s Scripture emphasizes that this “One Only God”, with all these qualities and more, is the “God of Jeshurun” (Israel)!   He is our God!

This God “rides the heavens to your help, And through the skies in His majesty.”  Verse 26.

This God is our “dwelling place”.  Verse 27.

This God is our “shield” and “sword”.  Verse 29.

“So Israel dwells in security”.  Verse 28.

“So your enemies will cringe before you,
And you will tread upon their high places.”  Verse 29.

“10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
But he who trusts in the Lord, lovingkindness shall surround him.
11 Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous ones;
And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.”  Psalm 32:10-11.

He is our God!  We are glad in the Lord, and we rejoice and shout for joy.


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