Revelation 15:3 Recognizing How Great God’s Deeds Are

and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations.” Revelation 15:3

People all over the world are often recognized for what they have done or not done good or bad. Those who have done great things are often praised and honored in many different ways. Those who have done negative things are often shunned and looked down upon.

The world often looks at some people as having done good, even when it is sinful and in the end bad.

John has a vision of people who have been saved being given a harp and they sing a song of praise to God. They sing of how great His deeds are and how just and true His ways are.

Looking at the works of God through the eyes of the world, one would often think that God is not a very good God. The world cannot understand the ways of God and how pure of love He has in every action He takes. People often just look at things with a short-term vision and see them as bad.

God’s perfect and holy love does not allow Him to do anything that is ultimately bad for anyone. Every action God takes is to build someone up in Jesus, to make him more like Jesus–pure and holy, without sin.

Although at times this can seem painful and horrible, it is for the best for each and every person. It is a great and marvelous deed of God’s. There is no lie or deceit in His actions, but only pure love to which every believer should be willing and joyful to give praise for.

Every believer has a song of praise for God for what He has done.

God is working everything in your life to build you up to be more like Jesus. He is not out to destroy you, but to make you pure and holy as He is.

Instead of looking at situations from a temporary viewpoint, look from an eternal view. Recognize and praise God for what He is doing in your life. Recognize how true and just God’s ways are.

Allow God to work in your life to make you the best you can be for Him. Then take time to praise God for all the great and marvelous deeds He is doing for you.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will recognize how great God is; that you will know how pure, holy and just God is; and that you will praise God for all that He has done and is doing in your life.

Matthew 20:26-27 The Right Position

Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave–Matthew 20:26-27

In this world, most people want to be in a position of some authority. They want to be the boss, not the worker. Very few people like to be in the position of being told what they can and cannot do at all times.

Having a position of authority gives the person a feeling that he is in control. Others have to do all the work, rather than himself.

After being asked about receiving positions of authority, Jesus tells the disciples that the one who wants to be greatest must be the other’s servant or slave.

As the world strives to build themselves up by pushing others down, God works in the exact opposite way. Jesus was sent to a world that did not ask for Him, nor want Him. He was sent out of perfect love to serve mankind that wanted nothing to do with Him. He served to the point of giving His life for others to have life.

Just as the world seeks authority and position, many in the church also seek the same spots. Rather than be like Jesus, many are staying like the world. Every believer is supposed to work on becoming more like Jesus every day, changing and becoming a new creation.

The believer who truly wants to be like Jesus will give up his own rights in order to lift and build others up by serving them. He will allow himself to become a slave to another in order to point them towards Jesus.

Living in this way shows the sacrificial love that Jesus portrayed when He went to the cross. That person is the greatest among men, not the head boss.

Regardless of your position in your workplace, home or community, you have the ability to serve others with your life. God can reveal ways in which you can serve others to reveal to them the love of God.

Use your position in this world to build others up in the love of Jesus Christ. As you are a servant or slave to others for the sake of Jesus Christ, you will become greater in the eyes of God as you become more like Jesus.

What position are you in today–boss or servant?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will strive to be like Jesus more and more; that God will reveal to you ways to serve others; that you will put others above yourself; and that you will become greater in the eyes of God.

Revelation 15:3 Recognizing God’s Great Deeds

and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations.” Revelation 15:3

All over the world there are people who have been recognized for what they have done. Inventions created, social work done, businesses started, products made, music, art, and more.

For some, whole museums are established to honor their work. For others, classes have been created to study their great works. The world is quick to recognize the works of a person, but often ignore God’s work.

In his vision, John sees all the believers, who had overcome the beast, singing and praising God. They sing about the great and marvelous deeds of God, confessing that His ways are true and just.

While most of the world rejects God and what He has done, those who have opened their spiritual eyes will be able to see what God has done. The very beginning of God’s great work can be seen in nature, the beautiful sunrises or landscapes and plants. The world sees nature as an act of random chance, while the believer sees God’s mighty hand of power at creation.

As the believer grows in his faith in God, he can begin to see how God works things in his own life. The peace that occurs during difficult times. The provision when there appears to be nothing left. The direction provided when there seems to be no way. The protection from the enemy’s attacks. The needed comfort during times of great sorrow.

And much more. Instead of ignoring these things in his life, the believer should sing God’s songs of praise. He should recognize God’s great and marvelous hand at work in his life. This does not need to wait until one gets to heaven, but can start today.

Take some time to see what God is doing or has already done in your life. As you begin to see God’s hand in everything, you will be amazed at how great God is. God is always faithful and just in what He does.

Now take time to sing praise to God for what He has done in your life. Along with praising God, be willing to tell others about all the marvelous deeds God has done. Doing these things will give God praise and fill your heart with joy.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that God will open your spiritual eyes to see His hand at work; that you will recognize all the things God has done and is doing in your life; that you will praise God for His great deeds; and that you will be a witness of He works to others.