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Worship God Now

One day God will make all things right. He will straighten out what’s crooked and smooth out the rough places (Is.40:3-4; Lk.3:5), not the least of which is the humiliation of the proud. For “all mankind will see God’s salvation” – a salvation most have chosen to ignore and disdainfully mock throughout their lives (Is.40:5; Lk.3:6). Isaiah had earlier prophesied, “The Lord Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted – they will be humbled” (2:12). Those who refuse to respectfully acknowledge God for who he is and all those who stubbornly seek to exalt themselves and choose to spend their lives clinging to their favored “created things rather than the Creator” (Rom.1:25) will be made to face the God they shunned. No rebels will remain when our Lord and his Christ resolve this sinful interlude between Genesis 3 and Revelation 19. Every prideful heart that has led men and women “to live life their way” will bow in silence before the Lamb of God. Indeed “kings will shut their mouths because of him” (Is.52:15). No more excuses, no more profanity, no more narcissistic and egotistical godless chatter. The world’s inhabitants will meet their Maker and confess that his Son is King. May we anticipate that Day with humble adoration (Ps.2). May our hearts long for men and women, teenagers and children to cling to him now with contrite hearts. May we proclaim, “Blessed are all who take refuge in him” (Ps.2:12).

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