The Blessing Of Blessings
The closer to the Lord we get, the more clearly we can perceive good and evil, truth and falsehood, blessing and cursing, value and vanity and the more we will be blessed. He reveals what they need to know only to those who draw near to Him. Sadly, those who stay far from Him outnumber those that draw near.Psalms 73:27-28: For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee. 28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.
When we draw closer to Him we are able to declare more of His works because we have more knowledge of them. We will know that His works are worthy. We will see his work in the creation, in ourselves and all around us more clearly.
There is only one thing that keeps us from God and from knowing Him, unconfessed, unforsaken and unforgiven sin.Isaiah 59:2: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. Proverbs 28:13: He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
Psalms 27:4: One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.Psalms 16:11: Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
The forgiveness of our sin is the blessing of blessings. There is nothing to compare with it.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon on Isaiah 40:9: Get thee up into the high mountain.
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