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Devotional: September 26th

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“I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.”

God never leaves Himself without a witness. In the darkest days, a voice sounds out for Him in clear, articulate tones. Often in the most unusual circumstances, He raises up some unexpected confessor to speak His Name boldly.

In the days before the flood, the earth was gripped by violence and immorality. But Noah was there to take a valiant stand for the Lord.

It seemed to Elijah that all Israel had sunk in idolatry, but God had 7000 men that had not bowed to Baal.

In the midst of spiritual deadness and moral decline John Hus, Martin Luther and John Knox stepped forth on the stage of history to defend the cause of the Most High.

More recently, God was acknowledged when the telegraph was discovered. The first message to be transmitted was “What hath God wrought!”

When Apollo 8 was returning to the earth after the first manned flight to the moon, on Christmas Eve, 1968, three astronauts took turns reading from HYPERLINK "javascript:" , then concluded, “And from the crew of Apollo 8 we close with…God bless you, all of you on the good earth.”

In spite of the enraged protests of infidels, the United States Postal Service issued an Apollo 8 stamp with words from HYPERLINK "javascript:" , “In the beginning…”

The currency of the United States bears the motto “In God we trust.”

The calendar abbreviation A.D. reminds us that this is the year of our Lord (Anno Domini).

Is it a coincidence that the stellar heavens feature a virgin, a man-child, a serpent and a cross—all important participants in the drama of redemption? Is it the Gospel in the stars?

Even atheists sometimes slip by acknowledging the Lord. An atheistic ruler said at a summit meeting in Austria in 1979, “God will not forgive us if we fail.”

There is a certain moral imperative in the universe that our God be publicly acknowledged. When the disciples praised the Lord Jesus as the King that had come in the Name of the Lord, the Pharisees demanded that Christ rebuke them. But He said to them, “I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out” (Lu. 19:40).

We need not fear that God’s name will ever be unsung or His honor neglected. At the very time when men pronounce Him dead, He will raise up some witness to confound His enemies and comfort His friends.

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