God Shows Himself
The Upward Look
© Copyright 2015, Max D. Hutto,
“With the kind You show Yourself kind; With the blameless You show Yourself blameless; With the pure You show Yourself pure, And with the crooked You show Yourself astute. For You save an afflicted people, But haughty eyes You abase.” Psalm 18:25-27 NASB
God reveals Himself according to a person's character. God relates differently to every individual. To those who are righteous and seek after Him, He affirms them. To those who are evil, He is astute and judges them. Those whose hearts and lives are filled with goodness, kindness, purity, and holiness see God as loving, good, kind, pure, and holy. Those whose lives are filled with crookedness and evil see God as a condemning and harsh Judge. The condition of one’s heart and life determines how one perceives God and how receptive one is to God's revelation of Himself.
Lord Jesus, with all my heart I desire to live rightly and obey Your commands. Fill my life with Your grace and love so that others will see Your goodness in my character.
August 28, 2015
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