November 2: “We Serve a Happy God”

2 Minute Read + Scripture readings

TODAY’S BIBLE READING:

Ezekiel 3:16–6:14
Hebrews 4:1-16
Psalm 104:24-35
Proverbs 26:27

TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

Psalm 104:31 (CSB): “May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works.”

REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

Imagine that God was an angry God without any happiness. Since He is holy, His anger would burn against us (Ephesians 2:3) and would culminate in His condemning us all to an eternal Hell. If we could only peer for a moment into Hell, we would live in terror of that day.

But, while God is angered at sin, He is also a happy God. Our Verse for Today says: “may the LORD rejoice in his works.” While His creation has been marred with sin and sin’s consequences (Genesis 3), He is working to redeem it. His love for us compels Him (John 3:16). His desire to glorify Himself by the measures He has taken to bring us back to Himself (Romans 5:8) demonstrates how wonderful of a God we serve. And His happiness will ultimately be our joy and experience in this life but most certainly in the life to come (Nehemiah 8:10; Revelation 21:4-7).

We serve a happy God, friend. And that’s a very good thing!

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I have an incredible wife that God gave to me on May 10, 1997. Since then, the Lord has blessed us with three wonderful boys. I am also the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Polk City, Florida.

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