Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- February 17, 2009
“Lord I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O Lord. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.” Habakkuk 3:2
Most are not famous—but God is the most famous—as His fame is from everlasting to everlasting. He is famous now—He was famous in the past—and He will be famous in the future. No one person or no event is more famous than God. He is the famous One. God’s name is inscribed on the heavenly walk of His stars.
His fame stretches from universe to universe. Its expanse is from galaxy to galaxy. No amount of light years can capture the fame of God. His fame is beyond time. The fame of the Lord God Almighty covers the earth. It races from sea to shining sea. God is famous. He is on center stage as Creator, Savior and Lord. God is our heavenly hero.
He is famous and His fame is not to be hijacked by competing heroes. No one, no gods, and no religions can compete with the fame of God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is famous for a reason. He is famous so His followers can proclaim His fame to the nations. The fame of God is our entrée to love people. As ambassadors of Christ His reputation precedes us. We have the amazing opportunity to represent our famous Father!
Missionaries take His fame to the darkest recesses of the world. Bible teachers proclaim His fame to eager students. Normal Christians reflect the fame of God in their everyday lives. His fame is shown in classrooms, homes, businesses, hospitals, resorts and churches all over His globe. We serve, represent and lovingly share the most famous Someone ever.
Christ is a celebrity of righteousness and holiness. Indeed, the attention of believers and unbelievers cannot ultimately ignore His fame. Are you an excellent steward of this level of notoriety? You cannot shirk this responsibility. You are the son or daughter of a celestial celebrity. It is something to be proud of—God is your heavenly Father.
The channels of intimacy are always open to the creator of the free world and to those still in bondage. What an awesome privilege. What a sobering responsibility. Use your famous relationship with Jesus to leverage the gospel. Take advantage of God’s notoriety to help people. Doors have and will swing wide open because you are a Christ follower. Time is short. His fame is infinite and glorious. We worship and proclaim the famous one, God. You are a son or daughter of the most famous One: the Lord Jesus Christ!
“I will set a sign among them, and I will send some of those who survive to the nations—to Tarshish, to the Libyans and Lydians (famous as archers), to Tubal and Greece, and to the distant islands that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory. They will proclaim my glory among the nations” (Isaiah 66:19).
In what ways can I honor my heavenly Father by sharing His fame with friends and foes?
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