Be not dismay: there is one God and one LORD. ” Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD ” (Deuteronomy 6:4). The God of Israel who freed his people from the hand of Pharaoh is the LORD. Let this be established in all the heavens and the earth, that the Mighty One, the Holy One of Zion, the Great and terrible God is God. There is no other but him and all that rise up against him is vanity, desolation awaiting destruction. The brutish lack wisdom. And the arrogance, who can save them? Let every man humble himself before God. Let him repent and seek the forgiveness of God, that he may have hope in what is good and acceptable, and live. By the hand of God, man shall be delivered. And only by his hand can there be certainty. Put not your trust in men, neither in horses. But put your trust in the LORD, the Rock of Zion, the great deliverer of Israel.
When we look at the works of God, there is a consistency, a pattern of victory that we observe. His hand is with strength. The right of God is a strong arm. Surely, our God is a triumphant God. And we see this over and over again. There is none who can defeat him. And how many have tried and fail? How many rebel against this great God, only to realize that their efforts were in vain? Put your trust in the God that delivers hope to the hopeless, who fight for the poor and needy, who lift up the lowly to higher ground. I have seen the works of this God. Many will resist it but they will fail. I tell you the truth: this is a surerity which you can stand on. Know you not that the LORD is God? By his hand terror shall come upon nations. Those who oppose God shall see the wrath of his hand. Let the wise rise up with fear. Let the wicked seek wisdom. The LORD is the giver of wisdom. And none is wiser than he. Get wisdom from God that you may fear him. And forsake not understanding, that you may live. Any other source is corrupt, a desolation to be cast into deep pits. Let no one deceive you into believing that God will not rise up and destroy the wicked. This earth shall be cleanse from all profanity. Every evil thing shall be destroyed from off the face of the earth. This is a sure thing. I have searched the heart of God and found not another answer. The meek shall inherit the earth. The pure in heart shall see God. The peacemakers shall be called the children of God. Know you not that the LORD is God? Only by his hand shall man live or die. Be not deceived; God is Sovereign. He has authority over everything, even the wicked. And him who roam this earth, stealing, and killing, and destroying humanity will also have his day. Satan shall not escape the vengeance of God – believe this truth. And those who do his work shall be banished in hell with him. Be not deceived: evil shall not reap good. They that follow after it shall drink bitter waters, saith the LORD. I bring you the truth, that you shall know that the LORD is God. It is he who sent me: the most High God, to deliver this message to you. Let not the word of God fall to the wayside; for the day will come when he will bring you in remembrance of it. You believe that there is one God; believe this too, that the hand of God is not short that he will not do it.
Readings: Exodus 14; Psalm 20; 146; Proverbs 28:26; Isaiah 2