Friday, December 13, 2013

The Message of Christmas is not "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow."

No, no, but it is "Let us know, let us know, let us know..the Lord!" Yes, and it's "Let us biblically worship God" because He, Christ, is with us. And then in addition it's also about.. "Let us go, let us go, let us go (and He will if we will) ..so that we can share His Gospel with all. Sure, cuz He's close with us and we want everyone else to be with Him..forgiven..right and tight forever.

So with this in mind I really want to challenge you today with one of my favorite Psalms among all of the Psalms (and you know how they of course are all equally inspired by God. BTW: Psalm 119 goes right along with it). 

Blessed is the man who:
1) walks not - in ungodly counsel 2) stands not - in way of sinners 3) sits not - in seat of scoffers
Psalm 1:1
But his delight
4) "..in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night."
Psalm 1:2

And of course the natural outgrowth of that will be...
5) he loves the Lord, becomes like a well-watered tree that's fruitful and in "..whatever he does shall prosper."
Psalm 1:1
And this is in stark contrast to the unrighteous who sadly have no connection at all to the Word of God, and because the 
6) "ungodly are not so"
Psalm 1:4
We are inspired and motivated by the Holy Spirit to go witness in hopes that...
7) sinners (like me) will make it through the coming Judgement and enjoy great fellowship "in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous."
Psalm 1:5-5

"God's aim is that the nations - all nations - worship His Son." ~ John Piper

Since that is His aim, shouldn't it also be all His children's aim.. to fully reach all the nations?

"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.." 1 Timothy 2:1

"And Jesus came and said to them, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations..'" Matthew 28:18-19 

"May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you!"  Psalm 67:1-7

It's my prayer today that you have the most blessed Christmas ever...and that we believers can do our best to daily keep Christ, His Great Commandment, and His Great Commission as our main focus today. We ain't better than any other sinner, but we are indeed better off. 
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