Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | June 28, 2016

“Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, “Let God be magnified.”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm chapter 70.

“O God, hasten to deliver me;
O Lord, hasten to my help!
2 Let those be ashamed and humiliated
Who seek my life;
Let those be turned back and dishonored
Who delight in my hurt.
3 Let those be turned back because of their shame
Who say, “Aha, aha!”

Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
And let those who love Your salvation say continually,
“Let God be magnified.”
5 But I am afflicted and needy;
Hasten to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer;
O Lord, do not delay.”  Psalm chapter 70.

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Other doctrine seeks to magnify itself:  its works, its wisdom, and its will.

But, Reformed Doctrine confesses that it is afflicted and needy, and instead of magnifying itself, Reformed Doctrine seeks to magnify God.

“Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
And let those who love Your salvation say continually,
Let God be magnified.”  Verse 4.

“… You are my help and my deliverer …”  Verse 5.

God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change
And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;
3 Though its waters roar and foam,
Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride.  Selah.

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
The holy dwelling places of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
6 The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered;
He raised His voice, the earth melted.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our stronghold.  Selah.

8 Come, behold the works of the Lord,
Who has wrought desolations in the earth.
9 He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariots with fire.
10 “Cease striving and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our stronghold.  Selah.”  Psalm chapter 46.

Reformed Doctrine’s teaching of “Total Depravity” as the natural condition of man is consistent with its confession of being afflicted and needy.

Reformed Doctrine loves God’s salvation and magnifies God through its teaching of God’s “Unconditional Election”, God’s “Limited Atonement”, God’s “Irresistible Grace”, and God’s “Preservation of the Saints”, the “U”, “L”, “I”, and “P” of “TULIP”, the Five Points of Calvinism, the Reformed Doctrine of Salvation.

“10 “Cease striving and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our stronghold.  Selah.”  Psalm 46:10-11.

Let God be magnified.”  Verse 4.

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