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Appointed unto Praise

If we wait for time to provide us with a provision to praise God, then we will not be able to praise God at all times. Time only measures situations so that Adam can keep track of his inconsistencies. Eternity has immeasurable grace to fill those time slots with Life. The makeup of a situation does not have divine content, but it is constructed that we may be the divine substance that remains content within its walls. No matter what horizontal walls are providentially placed around us, we see Jesus above us to finish every situation with faith.

In 1 Chronicles 16:3 every Israelite was given a loaf of bread, a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine. We are given a Body in which to be hid (Colossians 3:3), a portion of Christ through which to minister (Romans 12:6-8), and a container from which to receive Life. When we realize that eternity has provided an immutable provision, even before time airs her presentation of situations, we are prepared to bless the Lord.

We are appointed to praise God (1 Chronicles 16:4). Either we receive the grace to reveal truth about Christ, or the grace we have received brings truth into our lives to make us a testimonial revelation of God’s workmanship. If we are yet young babes in Christ and the Word is yet only sparsely inhabiting our inward parts, we bless just as much when we boast in what God has done. When humble ears hear of the joy of salvation, they never cease to be glad.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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