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O LORD, I Call Upon You

Wonderful is our God to have given us hope through His Son Jesus. By no other name are we saved. By no other name do we have eternity held for us as a reward. Blessed is the name of the Lord our God, who has shown us His love by sacrificing His Son in our stead.

“O LORD, I call upon you; hasten to me!
Give ear to my voice when I call to you!
Let my prayer be counted as incense before you,
and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!”

(Psalms 141:1-2)

Let us raise our hands in praise to the Eternal, who listens to the righteous. Let us bow our knees to Him who guards our way, blesses our plans and prospers our lives. Give ear to Him who listens to our prayers, for He is good always.

No other God can deliver us from evil as the Lord our God can. If He can raise mountains from an empty field, spawn life from deep oceans and build planets out of nothingness, how difficult would it be for Him to give us peace in our time of calamity?

Give thanks to God, for He is a blessing to all who believe. He will encourage the faithful, protect the weak and raise the dead to everlasting life. Show honor to Him who gives life to all, for He will be there always, never forsaking us.

O Lord, I call upon You.

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We Will Not Come Into Judgment

Believe Jesus is the son of God who has taken away the sins of the world, and we will have eternal life. God will forgive us, and we will not enter into judgment before His throne. He will set us aside, bless us with our reward, and we will dwell and reign with Him forever.

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”

(John 5:24)

If we believe Jesus died on the cross meant for us, rose after three days and three nights, and now sits at the right hand of the Father, we will be saved. We do not have to worry about spending eternity in darkness, far and away from the light of God.

Our salvation is sure. Our reward is safe. Christ Jesus paid it all for us, and our redemption is set. No manner of threat can take away what is ours, for God has already sealed it in eternity. Blessed are we the saints who have given our lives in dedication to our Father.

O how great our God is to have shown us mercy by blessing us with eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Blessed is His name above all that is, was and is to come, for His dominion will never fail. Blessed are we, for we will not come into judgment.

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How Majestic Is Your Name

O how wonderful God is to have established His kingdom in His children, to have given His purpose to His offspring. We are as blossoming trees, waiting for that moment when we will change into what God has planned for us to become.

“O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.”

(Psalms 8:1-2)

Blessed be God, for His name is holy, pure, and faithful. The earth bears His glory and the stars bow to His presence. No one is greater than our God. He has given His Son for our salvation. No greater sacrifice is there than for Him to have given His life for us.

What manner of people ought we to be if our God has planted eternity in our hearts? We should be as He is, loving and forgiving toward those who hate us. They know not what they do. We ought to love the poor, bless the homeless and give to those who are wanting.

Show mercy to the proud; they have their reward, while we have yet to receive ours on the day of judgment. Bless those who curse us, for their time will come to kneel before God and give an account for their deeds.

O God, how majestic is your name.

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He Is Risen!

The good news of the gospel is that Jesus Christ our Lord died, was buried and rose on the third day to sit at the right hand of the Father. As Christians, our hope is in Him through whom we have salvation by His sacrifice on the cross for our sins.

“But the angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.’”

(Matthew 28:5-6)

How great is our God to have given His Son so that we could have salvation. No other event throughout all ages compares with what He purposed from the beginning, to redeem us from death so that we would have eternal life.

As Christ rose from His grave, He defeated Death and Hades, after which there were no more enemies to conquer. His majesty is sure, the breadth of His domain is without end and His kingship over all things will last forever.

O wonderful is He; Jesus Christ our Lord, for His name is holy and pure. Through Him, we have eternal life, and through Him, we have salvation, which God has given to us freely because we believe He is the Son of God.

Blessed are those who believe Jesus, as we will one day rise, for He is risen!

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Blessed Are You When Others Revile You

Be strong and courageous, for when we are weak, God will lift us up and help us overcome our trials and tribulation. We will have others who will try to take away that which we possess, but do not fear, for they cannot take away that which God has given to us.

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

(Matthew 5:11-12)

Our reward is safely stored in heaven, where on the day of judgment God will freely give us of his abundant grace and mercy. No one can come between us and our God, who sits on His throne. Through Jesus, our brother and savior, we have salvation.

Blessed is our Lord God, for he protects us from the evil that would want to take away our love for Him. Blessed is He who gives life to all and blesses the elect, whom He has called for His purpose, to reign with Him forever and ever.

Should others hate us because we love Jesus, take heart, for they hated Him also. No one can take away our reward for following Him, whom God has appointed as our savior and king. Therefore, blessed are you when others revile you.

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Blessed are those who calm the angry, for God will look upon them in favor and call them His children. As children of God, we then will inherit all things, visible and invisible, created by Him and sustained by Him through His Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”

(Matthew 5:9)

Always look to quiet the enraged, for they do not know what they do. Their anger is as a fire that consumes everything and everyone around them. Have mercy on them as God has mercy on us, for in their anger they will also burn themselves in the fire.

Better is a day of peace in mourning than a thousand days of celebration in murmuring. God reveals Himself in a whisper than in a storm. Seek peace always, never letting others carry us away into the flames of hell, for God will reward our faithfulness.

Pray always for strength and encouragement to overcome anger with peace. Give ear to God and His voice. He will guide those who seek Him. He will provide for those who love Him. Blessed are the peacemakers.

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Blessed Are the Merciful

Be kind to all, for we do not know what their trials are. They may be suffering greatly and their only hope is through us, through whom the light of Jesus shines. Bless them and give them hope. They do not know what their end is as we do.

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”

(Matthew 5:7)

Show mercy to the ungrateful, for as Jesus showed mercy to those who killed him, so ought we to show mercy on them. We know our salvation is sure. We do not have to worry that we will fall under judgment, for our judgment is now and our hope is in Jesus who died for us.

Every knee will one day bow to the Lord. Take heed, remain faithful and true to our God, who will show mercy on us when we come before His throne of judgment. Have mercy on those who do not believe, for their fate is to also to go before the Lord of Hosts.

Have mercy on the arrogant, for their end is in God’s hands. Show grace to the proud, for they know not what they do. Bless all, show kindness to the unkind and give to those who ask. Never lose hope, for our salvation is sure. Blessed are the merciful.