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The Most Wondrous Work of All
9/21 Reading Portions: 2 Samuel 17; 2 Corinthians 10; Ezekiel 24; Psalm 72
Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.
YHVH God alone does wondrous things. Although we recognize that the coming of the Wicked one will be in the power of “lying signs and wonders” (2 Thess 2:9), and Satan deceptively disguises himself as an “angel of light” (2 Cor 11:14), yet we must also recognize that all which is truly wonderful, heavenly, and glorious can only come from almighty God. Every work of God is wonderful because it is designed to point to His most wondrous work of all: the incarnation, righteous life, substitutionary death, resurrection, ascension, and future return of His only Son, Jesus Christ. The most wondrous work of God is His work in Christ crucified and resurrected. Every soul saved by God’s grace through the proclamation of the truth of Christ crucified is testimony of God’s most wondrous work. It proclaims God’s majesty. It testifies of God’s power. It declares His grace and mercy. It displays His holy attributes. And on and on. If you see a “miracle” and it does not exalt the gospel truth of the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ in your heart and soul, there are only two reasons for this: either (1) it’s not the wondrous work of God; or (2) your flesh lusts for the miracle rather than love for the Messiah. There is no third option. Let us, by God’s grace, endeavor to keep at the cross in all things so Christ Jesus is exalted unto the Father’s ultimate glory.
Lord, give me eyes to see the cross,
To keep me sound and true;
All works, therefore, we count as loss,
Unless they come from You.
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