Advent Reading: Deuteronomy 10.14-20
Each week of Advent we will have a focus: This week’s focus is the “Majesty of God”. Reading: Deuteronomy 10.14-20
To the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. Yet the LORD set his affection on your ancestors and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations—as it is today. Purify your hearts, therefore, and do not be stubborn any longer. For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt. Love the LORD your God and serve him.
Although an All-Powerful, All-Deserving and Mighty God, The Father’s heart and intention is revealed in the Son, Jesus. Jesus is referred to as the son of Adam, son of Abraham, son of David, and son of Mary. The very Son of God. This language of sonship, communicated throughout the scriptures, is intended to articulate to us the Fatherhood nature of God, and give us a more clear picture of God’s heart toward us.
As the Father’s heart was revealed in the Son, it is also revealed through us, His children, when we join with Him, to love the fatherless and the widow, the broken and the outcast. In Advent, we not only see the Love of God revealed to us through the coming of the Messiah, but today, we become partakers in the divine love of God, as we align our hearts and motives with the purposes of God.
Throughout generations, since the prophecies of old, our God has had His heart and affection set toward His people. He is a God of Love.
The Christmas season compels us to give all our worship to our God who’s heart is compassionate toward the vulnerable. The broken. The outcast. The lonely. He compels us to abandon our fear, anxiety and guilt and find life to the fullest in Him - and share that great love to the world around us.
Memory Verse: O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! Psalm 8.9