Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 21 (“O Taste and See That The Lord Is Good! part 3”)

By admin On January 27th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 21

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

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

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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 witnesses, who stand up and speak eloquently on the Creator’s behalf!

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South American Butterfly – 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 their Divine Maker!

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Starry Night at La Silla – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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“MY HEART SHALL REJOICE, EVEN MINE!”

Proverbs 23:15

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But today’s devotional has discovered one more faithful witness found in nature!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Aptenodytes_forsteri_-Snow_Hill_Island,_Antarctica_-adults_and_juvenile-8.jpg

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And just what could that witness be?

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Joy!

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Yes, nature is filled with joy!

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Nature is literally teeming with happiness and innocent pleasures!

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Two adult Emperor Penguins with a juvenile on Snow Hill Island, Antarctica. wikipedia creative commons license

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“O LORD, HOW MANIFOLD ARE THY WORKS!”

Psalm 104:24 .http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Erithacus_rubecula_-Norway_-singing-8.jpg

Feel the joy every morning when the warm sun arises in the east!

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Listen to the joyful singing birds!

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Behold the joy when a baby giggles with its parents!

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Or when friends and family enjoy a meal together!

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BIRD – Erithacus rubecula Norway – singing – Wikipedia – share-alike-license

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“THEIR YOUNG ONES SHALL LIE DOWN TOGETHER…”

Isaiah 11:7

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Or take notice of the beasts of the earth as they tenderly care for their young ones!

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Or when the young ones play together!

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Or when they lie down together each night to sleep!

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Or when they awaken each morning refreshed to begin a brand new day!

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Three elephant’s curly kisses – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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“FILLING OUR HEARTS WITH…GLADNESS”

Acts 14:17http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Freestyle_skiing_jump2.jpg

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Or how about the joyful exhileration of sking down through the fresh powdery snow!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fly_fishing_on_the_South_Santiam.jpgOr sailing on a boat!

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Or soaring through the skies in a plane!

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Or fishing in a beautiful stream!

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Or riding a bike underhttp://www.flickr.com/people/10031363@N00 the warm sun!

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Or taking a walk just before sundown!

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hutterite_Sunset.jpgOr enjoying fun time with one’s family!

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Or falling in love!

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Or the joy of opening a present on a birthday or holiday!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Children's_Playground,_Nicholas_Everitt_Park,_Oulton_Broad,_Lowestoft,_Suffolk_-_geograph.org.uk_-_24553.jpg

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Or playing with a pet dog!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mother-Child_face_to_face.jpgOr laughing at a silly, playful kitten!

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Or camping out in nature!

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Or walking through a beautiful golf course!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Laufentenkueken4.jpg

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Or making a nice meal for the family!

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Or looking up at the vast expanse of the heavens!

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Or seeing some farm animals engaging in some innocent silliness.

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Or riding a horse!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PalmercarpenterA.jpg

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Or feeling the accomplishment of a good day’s work!

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Or being glad to get back home!

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Or relaxing in one’s favorite chair!

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Or watching the dancing flames of a bonfire! https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Joshua_Tree_-_Campfire_1.jpg

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Or telling stories or singing songs around the campfire!

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Freestyle skiing jump Wikipedia share-alike license

Fly fishing on the South Santiam – Wikipedia – Creative Commons – CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

Sunlight on King Street wikipedia share-alike license stefan powell

Women Walking at Sunset – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

Family – Children’s Playground – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

Mother Child face-to-face – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

Mother & Baby Ducklings – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

Making smores and dancing by the fire – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Palmer – Carpenter – Wikipedia – Public Domain

month old kitten – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Joshua Tree Campfire – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 3.0 license

 

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There are perhaps a million or more joyful things to experience here on God’s earth!

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Exclamation Mark – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“AN ENEMY HATH DONE THIS!”

 

https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Creator:Frederick_Cayley_Robinson&action=edit&redlink=1Oh yes, sin has brought much sadness and sickness and loneliness, and pain into the world!

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But God explains that…“An enemy hath done this!” Matthew 13:28

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Even though this world was created perfect and joyful, the Enemy of Souls has brought his misery and woe into the world!

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Orphan on Mother’s Grave – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“HE HATH NOT REWARDED US ACCORDING TO OUR INIQUITIES”

Psalm 103:10

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGAnd yet, God has graciously allowed mankind to enjoy many things in hope of bringing them back from their rebellion against Heaven!

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And every wise man and every wise woman will properly ascribe the world’s evil to its rightful progenitor: Satan.

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“THEY SHALL BEHOLD THE LAND THAT IS VERY FAR OFF!”

Isaiah 33:17

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But one day soon, those who are wise will cross that dark river, only to enter into the Promised Land in which joy and peace and brotherly kindness will be unmarred by sin and sorrow!

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River of Water of Life – H. Melville – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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“WHOSO IS WISE…SHALL OBSERVE THESE THINGS”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg

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And those who have been given true wisdom will take time out of their busy day to, “taste and see that the Lord is good”, as they consider all the many pleasant and happy things which mankind enjoys each day! (Psalm 34:8)

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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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Starry Night at La Silla – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Beagle_and_sleeping_black_and_white_kitty-01.jpg

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 – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…January 15th (Emperor Penguins & Us!) or you may also read…February 16th (Joys of Parenthood!) or you may also read…January 25th (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 1)

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THE END

Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!.

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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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:

June 22 (Apocalypse Now! Part 32: “Satan Now On the March”)

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christ_and_the_pauper.jpgMINISTRY OF HEALING, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a sampler of the audio book about the practical aspects of everyday living, such as diet and child rearing…

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Chapter 32 – “The Child”

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Christ and the blind Pauper – Mironov – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This recording #222, is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s 90 minute nightly talk shows. This particular program aired in the last few years of his 50 year radio ministry, and includes caller’s questions regarding his teachings on “the end of the church age”…

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 

 

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