July 2, 2019 Verse Of The Day

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Isaiah 52:7 Proclaim The Good News

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7

People love to hear good news. A couple gets excited when they find out they are expecting their first child. A student loves to hear that he passed a difficult test. Fans get excited to hear their favorite team is going to the Superbowl. Voters love to hear that the person they voted for won the election. Soldiers and people love to hear that there is a peace agreement between two warring nations.

Good news is always great to hear, especially in a time when there is a lot of bad news going on all around. Turn on any news channel and one will probably hear ten bad things occurring for every one good thing.

Even in one’s own personal life, one can find a lot of negative things to talk about, if so desired. So hearing good news is what people desire.

Believers have some good news to tell, in fact, it is the best news of all time. The one thing that no person can overcome is death. It is a fact that every person will die. So telling some news that death can be overcome is the greatest news story of all time.

Death is overcome because God does reign. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, there was a peace agreement made between man and God. Salvation was purchased by the blood of Jesus for every person who believes.

As a believer you are the carrier of this great news. You are the messenger of the greatest news of all time. When you are walking through a store and see someone who looks like they could use some good news, tell him that God does reign and loves him and has salvation for him today. Be willing to proclaim that great news out loud to everyone you meet.

In a day where there is so much negative news happening, why won’t you go and tell someone the greatest news of all time? It may be the news someone is waiting to hear and needs to hear. In their eyes you will be beautiful with that great news.

I pray today that you will know the salvation God provides; that you will know that God reigns; that you will be bold in telling others about Jesus; and that you will proclaim to this world that God does reign. 

Psalm 64:9 Pondering God’s Work

All people will fear; they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done. Psalm 64:9

David started out this psalm complaining to God about his enemies and needing help. His enemies were speaking badly about him and seeking to kill him. David knew that God would destroy his enemies and bring them to ruin. Once that happened all the people would fear God proclaiming what He had done and pondering it.

God is at work all the time. He does not take a day off for vacation. Most people do not see God’s hand at work, because they are not looking for it.

People are seen to rise to power and are seen as effective in what they do. Others are very successful at accomplishing something and are seen as very lucky or very skilled. Yet, others are seen to be destroyed and they are seen as unlucky or others as successful in bringing that person down.

Behind all of these is the hand of God at work.

Believers often pray for healing, and then give the doctor praise for the healing. They do not always talk about the work that God is doing.

David said the people would ponder what God has done. Pondering is thinking very carefully about something. The people will look at what God has done and determine what it means.

Everything that God does has a purpose. The main purpose is to bring people to Him and give Him glory. Everything is to point to Jesus and God.

On the surface there are things that may be happening that appear to be out of God’s control, but they are not. There are things that may happen that appear to be the work of man’s hand, but they are not. God is the only one that has true control and abilities.

As you go through your days and see things happening, both in your personal life and the world around you, locally to internationally, ask God to open your eyes to what He is doing. Think about those things that are happening and see how God can be using them for His glory. Proclaim to others what God is doing and how much more He can and will do.

Ponder what God has done and be the witness in this world that Jesus called you to be.

I pray today that God will open your eyes to what He is doing; that you will remember what God has done; that you will proclaim what God has done; and that you will give God praise for what He has done.