God Will Defend His Name
April 11 - Devotion
Christians are required to give due honor to God; we must not take him for granted, but we must give all it takes to make him happy with our faithful living. The Creator reserves measurable punishments for any of his children that deviates from the truth. It is written,
“God is jealous, and the Lord avenges; The Lord avenges and is furious. The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserves wrath for His enemies; The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked. The Lord has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet. He rebukes the sea and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers. Bashan and Carmel wither, and the flower of Lebanon wilts. The mountains quake before Him, The hills melt, and the earth heaves at His presence, Yes, the world and all who dwell in it. Who can stand before His indignation? And who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by Him. The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him. But with an overflowing flood He will make an utter end of its place, and darkness will pursue His enemies” (Nahum 1:2-8).
God’s goodness is ever available to overflow his children. He will go the extra mile to defend his names in their lives. However, the scriptures warn us to be careful in how we deal with God. We are not allowed to misuse his benefits; we must make every effort to appreciate him with godly living. If we do things right and serve him well, the Creator will increase his goodness in our lives, and he will decorate us with more honor.
Dear God, please give me the grace to walk in your ways always. Do not let me take your benefits for granted, but help me to be appreciative of them. Empower me to live an acceptable life before you always, and please multiply your benefits in my life, so that I can share the testimony of your goodness every day of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.