Daily Devotional, Year 4, January 6 (O Taste & See That The Lord Is Good! Part 3: “Is a Dog, Man’s Best Friend?”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 6th

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O Taste and See That The Lord Is Good! Part 3

To read Part 1, click here….February 28 (O Taste and See That The Lord Is Good! Part 1: “To Know Thee More!”)

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“O taste and see that the LORD is good…

He left not Himself without witness,

in that He did good,

and gave us rain from heaven,

and fruitful seasons,

filling our hearts with food and gladness.”

Psalm 34:8 & Acts 14:17

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:South-American_butterfly.jpgThere is no excuse for anyone who disbelieves in God!

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Nature has its own witnesses, who stand up and speak very eloquently on the Creator’s behalf!

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South American Butterfly – cropped – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License

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“AND GOD SAW EVERY THING THAT HE MADE, AND BEHOLD, IT WAS VERY GOOD!”

Genesis 1:31

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Just look at the beauty of nature!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg

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Behold nature’s awesome grandeur!

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And seek after its wisdom! Its poetry! Its law & order! Its love!

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Look up, and behold the signs written in the sun, moon and stars! (see Luke 21:25)

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These are the faithful witnesses found in all of nature, which proclaim the praises of their Divine Maker!

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Starry Night at La Silla – cropped  and altered image –  – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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LOVEABLE ANIMALS

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Well, who doesn’t love those heart-warming dog videos!?

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The big, expressive eyes! The humble lowliness! The inherent attraction to humans! The sad expression when lost or forsaken! The happy smile and wagging tail! The unfailing excited greeting when the master comes home!

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Animals love – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license (2)

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D0%9C%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%88_%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%80%D0%B0_%D0%9C%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B2%D0%B0_21_%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%82_2014_%D0%9B%D0%98%D0%A6%D0%90.jpgAN EXCELLENT COMPANION!

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Yes, in this rather self-absorbed world, often making our way through a sea of blank stares, a dog can be that nearly perfect companion to come home to! Always happy to see you! Always wanting to get as close as possible! Happy to sleep at the foot of your bed! Always wanting to go for a walk with you!

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Crowd of people – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cute_Girl_with_cite_puppy.jpgA MUCH NEED ADDITION TO THIS UNCERTAIN WORLD!

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How could such a bundle of love be the product of some chaotic explosion!? No, just the opposite! A dog is just one more piece of evidence that there indeed is a personal Heavenly Father, who knew that He must create a faithful companion for the various needs of Mankind in this often lonely world of sin and sorrow!

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Cute Girl with puppy – cropped – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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JUST THINK ABOUT IT!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bucharest,_Romania._The_street_man_with_the_dog.jpgJust think about it! A dog can be a wonderful and playful friend for children and parents alike!

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And for those who must go through life without a human companion, a dog can make a really fantastic substitute, filling the void of loneliness with much faithful affection and humble appreciation!

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And as we all know, humans may leave for one reason or another. But even a penniless beggar will enjoy the faithful friendship of a dog, without fear of being rejected.

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Bucharest, Romania. The street man with the dog – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg

“THE HEAVENS DECLARE…GOD IS LOVE!”

Psalm 19:1 & 1st John 4:8, 16

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There are many witnesses to the existence and providence of a loving Creator and heavenly Father, if only we would spend the time to search this matter out!

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From the tiniest atomic particle to the greatest galaxy and far beyond, all Creation declares the glory of God!

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Starry Night at La Silla – cropped  and altered image –  – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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As it is written…

“Whoso is wise, and will observe these things,

even they shall understand

the lovingkindness of the LORD.”

Psalm 107:43

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the joy of knowing more about the wonders of nature. Help me to see, not only the beauty and poetry of nature, and the wisdom and law of nature, but also the many pictures of Love: God’s love in nature…and the joy of nature…

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Beagle and sleeping kitty – cropped – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…May 5 (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 14: “Butterflies: God’s Little Witnesses In Nature”) or you may also read… July 5 (Strong Delusion In Scripture, Part 10: “The Goodly Horse In Battle: A Dog!?!”)or you may also read… February 8 (The Whisperer, Part 3: “Dogs Have Compassed Me!”)

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THE END

Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!.

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

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HEAVENLY OBJECT LESSON

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“Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.” Isaiah 24:23

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When God created the Moon and the stars, He ordained them to “rule the night” (Gen. 1:16). The Moon, especially when it is full, can light your pathway through the night, as it reflects the light of the Sun.

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So too, the Christian is to be a light to the world: to this sin-darkened world. But as the Moon must reflect the light of the Sun, in order to be a light to the world, so also must the Christian reflect the light of Jesus, to be a spiritual light to this planet in rebellion. Listen…

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“Ye are the light of the world…Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

.This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

However, during an eclipse, the Earth passes directly between the Sun and the Moon, preventing that sunlight from shining on the Moon’s face. This is an incredible object-lesson about when the child of God allows the world to come between him and his Lord. Like the eclipse, that person no longer reflects the light of Jesus, because his or her love of this dark world of sin has eclipsed the light from the “Sun of Righteousness” (see Malachi 4:2).

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And so, this is just one of the many poetic truths seen in the Moon. (For more on this subject of an eclipse, you may link to the article… “Lunar Eclipse & Spiritual Eclipse”)

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Dutch Painting: Um_moinho_dominando_a_baía_à_luz_lunar wikimedia US public domain

This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

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TOMORROW:

January 7 (Satan, The Father of Lies & Every Man a Liar)

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