Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | September 17, 2015

“Make known His deeds among the peoples. … Speak of all His wonders. … Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done”

Today’s devotion comes from 1 Chronicles chapter 16.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Chronicles+16&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“8 Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples.
9 Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;
Speak of all His wonders.
10 Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad.
11 Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face continually.
12 Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done,
His marvels and the judgments from His mouth,”  1 Chronicles 16:8-12.

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Sadly, how often we hear preaching and teaching that focuses on us and what we are doing wrong and what we need to correct!

Gladly, Reformed Doctrine focuses on God and His deeds, His wonders, His wonderful deeds.

Our natural condition is “Total Depravity”, the “T” of “TULIP”, the Five Points of Calvinism, the Reformed Doctrine of Salvation.  It should be no wonder that we sin.  “Total Depravity” teaches us not only that we are dead in sin, hostile to God, and enslaved to sin and Satan.  No amount of alleged free-will or increased wisdom or increased effort or eloquent preaching or teaching is going to change that “Total Depravity”.

Our only hope is God and His deeds, His wonders, His wonderful deeds.

Gladly, Reformed Doctrine make them known from “Unconditional Election” to “Limited Atonement” to “Irresistible Grace” to “Preservation of the Saints”, the “U”, “L”, “I”, and “P” of “TULIP”.


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