“Say to them, “Thus says the Lord GOD: “On the day when I chose Israel and raised My hand in an oath to the descendants of the house of Jacob, and made Myself known to them in the land of Egypt, I raised My hand in an oath to them, saying, ‘I am the LORD your God.’
On that day I raised My hand in an oath to them, to bring them out of the land of Egypt into a land that I had searched out for them, ‘flowing with milk and honey,’ the glory of all lands.
[Ezekiel 20:5-6 NKJV]
The land around us is special and glorious to be sure, but God is concerned above all things about the land within us, and when we give that land to Him, we see His glory, for He is the glory of all lands.
I cannot help but think of our late and much lamented John Whitefield. If I had to link John with one word it would be ‘glory’, for that was something that was ever present for him.
John desired the glory of The Lord, and he surely found that glory in everyday living. The Lord assures us — indeed gives an oath — that if we heed His voice, He will bring us out of Egypt (a type of the world) — and lead us into His promised land, the one flowing with the good things of milk and honey, to enter His glory of all lands, which is His eternal presence. Let us glory in that today — even for a little moment.
One of my favourite Christian singing groups is ‘The Cathedrals’, particularly the great George Younce with his amazing vocal range. Here he is with a glorious song, “Movin’ Up To Gloryland” ...
“Movin’ Up To Gloryland” — The Cathedrals
OSWALD CHAMBERS — RUN TODAY’S RACE
Sunday 16th August 2020
There is something in human pride that can stand big troubles, but we need the supernatural grace and power of God to stand by us in the little things.
MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS…
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
GEORGE and GILL STEWART