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DRINK FROM ANOTHER CUP

Psa.. 19:1 ¶ The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Sometimes we just can’t help ourselves, everywhere we look we see His glory. We see His handiwork in the transformation of lives that have been devastated by sin and compromise, we see His love in the comfort of the hurting or distressed, we see His power in miracles, and we feel His nearness in corporate, congregational worship. David said that “the heavens were declaring the glory of God” and Paul said, “His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made”. Yep, those that have drunk from the cup of His grace can’t really see anything else. We see Him in the scripture, in the person of Jesus, in the preaching of the Word, and in the ministries of His church. He is literally everywhere we look. Jonathan Edwards suffered with the same affliction, check out his description of his world.

“When we are delighted with flowery meadows and gentle breezes of wind, we may consider that we see only the emanations of the sweet benevolence of Jesus Christ. When we behold the fragrant rose and lily, we see His love and purity. So the green trees and fields and singing of birds are the emanations of His infinite joy and kindness. The easiness and naturalness of trees and vines are shadows of His beauty and loveliness. The crystal rivers and murmuring streams are the footsteps of His favor, grace, and beauty. When we behold the light and brightness of the sun, the golden edges of an evening cloud, or the beauteous rainbow, we behold the adumbrations of His glory and goodness; and in the blue sky of His mildness and gentleness. There are also many things wherein we may behold His awful majesty, in the sun in His strength, in comets, in thunder, in the hovering thunder-clouds, in ragged rocks, and the brows of mountains. That beauteous light with which the world is filled in a clear day, is a lively shadow of His spotless holiness, and happiness and delight in communicating Himself.”
So how can you be delivered from the negativity that this world generates? Drink from a different cup, drink from the cup of Sovereign Grace. Drench yourself today in this grace by feasting on the scripture, bow down and drink deeply as you worship Him in Spirit and truth. Draw near to the throne of grace by His blood; before you know it, you too will see Him everywhere you look.

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