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My God is…Upright Deuteronomy 32:3-4

Deuteronomy 32:3-4

I will proclaim the name of the Lord.
Oh, praise the greatness of our God!
He is the Rock, his works are perfect,
and all his ways are just.
A faithful God who does no wrong,
upright and just is he.

Upright – Adhering strictly to moral principles; righteous.

Who is the most perfect person you know? 

A few years ago I was in a couples Bible study with some amazing people. They were strong in their faith and a blessing to be around. During one of our Bible studies, the question was asked who is the most perfect person you know? People said things like Mother Teresa, but I’m a cynic. I thought – I don’t know Mother Teresa, how could I possibly say she was close to perfect. I know her actions were amazing, but I didn’t know her heart. I didn’t know what she said when she stubbed her toe or was treated unjustly.

He’s a stand up guy

There was someone I knew who was practically perfect (no not Mary Poppins). My answer was clear – my father. Now, don’t get me wrong, I know my dad doesn’t always do everything perfectly, but I have a hard time thinking there is ever any negative motivation or unkind thoughts. My father is the most perfect person I know. I know his heart, because as his daughter I have seen first hand how he reacts in bad situations.

He is the Rock, his works are perfect,
and all his ways are just.

God is perfect not only in his motivation, but in all His actions. Though my dad may make mistakes and probably doesn’t always think nice things (though you wouldn’t hear them verbalized), God doesn’t make mistakes. All His works are perfect. All His ways are just. Sometimes that’s not easy to take, because for us His decisions don’t always make sense. But Scripture tells us He is the Rock. He never falters, and He is perfect.

A faithful God who does no wrong,
upright and just is he.

I know that my God is perfect. Much in the same way I know my dad is the most perfect person I know. I know His heart. It is shown to me in scripture, baptism, Holy Communion and our time together. I know how my Lord feels about me. He loves me and wants what is best for me. I know that His ways are good. He does no wrong. He’s the perfect man! He is upright!

Who is the most perfect person you know?





Posted by on July 17, 2012 in My God is Upright


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My God is … Faithful Deuteronomy 7:9

Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.

Are you faithful? 

What does it mean to be faithful? Are you a faithful husband because you don’t go around with other women behind your wife’s back? Are you a faithful parent when you believe your child when everyone else is saying he’s not being honest? Do you keep your word? Do you tell the truth?

God is Faithful

God keeps His promises. He keeps the covenant of love he made to the Israelites and has extended to us in the new testament. A covenant that includes salvation from our sins through Jesus Christ.

When I read this verse, I almost picture Moses talking in the voice of a Baptist minister. The LORD your God is GOD. He is the FAITHFUL GOD.

He is the Faithful God

There are so many things in which we place our trust. We think, “If I had enough money, that would solve all my problems.” or “If I had that great job, I wouldn’t have to worry anymore.” or maybe “If I could just marry the man of my dreams, then everything would be perfect.” They’re all lies. All lying gods (notice the small “g”). They don’t do what you think they’re promising to do. Money doesn’t solve real problems. A job usually creates more problems and let’s not get started on the problems men can cause (just kidding)!

God keeps his promises. 

All throughout the Bible, you can read, hear and digest the promises that the Lord is making to you. His promises remain true throughout the ages. This means we can trust what He says. We can follow, believe and have comfort in the fact that God is faithful. He’s the Faithful God. Unlike all those other “gods” we create here on earth that we look to for fulfillment, God actually follows through. He doesn’t leave you, forsake you or stop loving you.

Instead he draws you closer. With each promise that He fulfills in your life, He’s showing His faithfulness and His love for you. The promises He made are for the thousands of generations of those that love Him.



Posted by on December 7, 2011 in God is Faithful


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