Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | June 7, 2019

“He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.”

Today’s devotion comes from John 7:10-18.  Here is a link to this Scripture – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+7&version=NASB

I quote only the following verse.

“He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory;  but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.”  John 7:18.

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Other doctrine seeks its own glory, boasting of its own goodness, its own wisdom, its own will, and its own works.

But, Reformed Doctrine seek God’s glory, boasting in God for providing all that is needed for salvation from beginning to end:  from the beginning of God’s “Unconditional Election” through God’s “Limited Atonement” through God’s “Irresistible Grace” to the end of God’s “Preservation of the Saints”, the “U”, “L”, “I”, and “P” of “TULIP”, the Five Points of Calvinism, the Reformed Doctrine of Salvation as more fully taught in the Canons of Dordt.

Other doctrine portrays the god of its desire as primarily a reactor who is bound to man’s alleged free-will and primarily reacts to what man does;  this god of other doctrine is a pitiful character who knocks on the door of our hearts and then just waits and wrings his hands hoping that man will exercise his free-will and choose him but who realizes that most of those whom he loves and for whom Christ died will reject him.

But, Reformed Doctrine presents the God of Scripture Who is the Great and Triumphant Initiator, the Sovereign God Who is the Victorious Warrior Who saves every one of His elect who are the only ones whom God loved and the only ones for whom Christ died.

“The LORD your God is in your midst,
A victorious warrior.
He will exult over you with joy,
He will be quiet in His love,
He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.”  Zephaniah 3:17.

“Thus says the LORD, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;  but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth;  for I delight in these things,” declares the LORD.”  Jeremiah 9:23-24.

“For He says to Moses, “I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOM I HAVE MERCY, AND I WILL HAVE COMPASSION ON WHOM I HAVE COMPASSION.”  So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy.”  Romans 9:15-16.

“But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.”  1 Corinthians 1:30-31.


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