Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | March 27, 2015

TOTAL PERFECT TRIUMPH!: “O Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You”

Today’s devotion comes from 1 Samuel 2:1-10.

“1 Then Hannah prayed and said,

“My heart exults in the Lord;
My horn is exalted in the Lord,
My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies,
Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
2 “There is no one holy like the Lord,
Indeed, there is no one besides You,
Nor is there any rock like our God.
3 “Boast no more so very proudly,
Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth;
For the Lord is a God of knowledge,
And with Him actions are weighed.
4 “The bows of the mighty are shattered,
But the feeble gird on strength.
5 “Those who were full hire themselves out for bread,
But those who were hungry cease to hunger.
Even the barren gives birth to seven,
But she who has many children languishes.
6 “The Lord kills and makes alive;
He brings down to Sheol and raises up.
7 “The Lord makes poor and rich;
He brings low, He also exalts.
8 “He raises the poor from the dust,
He lifts the needy from the ash heap
To make them sit with nobles,
And inherit a seat of honor;
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,
And He set the world on them.
9 “He keeps the feet of His godly ones,
But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness;
For not by might shall a man prevail.
10 “Those who contend with the Lord will be shattered;
Against them He will thunder in the heavens,
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
And He will give strength to His king,
And will exalt the horn of His anointed.”  1 Samuel 2:1-10.

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“O Lord, You are my God;  I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name;  For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.”  Isaiah 25:1. 

What does today’s Scripture show?

Is man exalted?  Or, is God exalted?

Is man’s will exalted?  Or, are God’s actions exalted?

Are man’s works and wisdom exalted?  Or, is God’s salvation exalted?

 

Is man’s pride exalted?  Or, is God’s punishment exalted?

Is man’s might exalted?  Or, is God’s majesty exalted?

Are man’s plans exalted?  Or, is God’s preservation of the steps of His godly ones exalted?

Are man’s contribution and contention exalted?  Or, is God’s conquest exalted?

Is man’s strength exalted?  Or, is God’s sovereignty exalted?

 

“Remember the former things long past, For I am God, and there is no other;  I am God, and there is no one like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure‘;  Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man of My purpose from a far country. Truly I have spoken;  truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it.”  Isaiah 46:9-11.


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