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Day by Day Devotional - Year 5 of 5
Devotional: January 24th
Great are "the works" of God in creation (v. 2). But what can be said of His unique "work" (v. 3), that of redemption (v. 9)? How "honourable and glorious" it is! We adore the One who accomplished it, and we conclude like the apostle: "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?" (Romans 8:32). Does He not guarantee our food every day? (v. 5). Yes, what God does confirms what He is: "gracious and full of compassion" (v. 4). To consider His works strengthens our faith in His Word; His works never contradict His commandments. Both are truth. His commandments are sure (v. 7) and carrying them out is the way to gain "a good understanding" (v. 10).
The first step a man must take on the path of wisdom is to fear God. According to v. 5 it is equally the only way to solve the terrible problem of famine in the world . . . but also the only one which the nations do not think of.
The praise of the LORD "endureth for ever" (v. 10; as does His righteousness: v. 3; and His commandments: v. 8). Let us sing His praises from now on.
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