Friday, January 6, 2012

"My All in All" (Part 3)

Hi Friends~

I hope you have been reading this series with us since Monday.  It is based on this wonderful Devotion Book I am reading.  It is called "My All in All" by Robert J. Morgan.

Before you read any further...I left Wednesday's post off asking you to post your Favorite Scripture with the word "all" in it.  Just write it out in the comment section, if you would.   It will also make you eligible to win the He IS Able Card Sets Give-Away!  When you are done with that...come on back and take a look at the list of Scripture the author came up with that all include the word "all" in it.

(Part 3 of Robert J. Morgan's Introduction to "My All in All"
The following is a quote:

Looking up the word in a concordance, I was amazed to find 5,675 “alls” in the Bible.This word shows up in a remarkable number of Verses, and it amplifies many of our greatest truths, commands and promises:
**All things work together for the good of those who love God”(Romans 8:28)

**”You have thrown all my sins behind Your back” (Isaiah 38:17)

**”Even the hairs of your head have all been counted.”
(Matthew 10:30)
**“Love the Lord your God with all your heart”(Matthew 22:37)

**“Trust in the Lord with all your heart”(Proverbs 3:5-6)

**“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened”
(Matthew 11:28)

**“Goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life.”
(Psalm 23:6 NIV)

**“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you" (Matthew 6:33)

The Lord doesn’t waste words in His Book.  In the Verses above, the alls could easily have been left out;  yet there they are. Seems it’s one of God’s favorite words.  He used it thousands of times, often in passages that would have read nicely without it;  yet, the all maximizes the meaning to the absolute.  It’s the largest little word in the world, taking already strong statements and broadening their applications to virtual infinity, which, after all, is what one would expect from an omnipotent Father.

The frequency of this word in Scripture speaks to the all-sufficient grace of our Almighty Savior.  It highlights the infinite omniqualities of God, and the complete devotion we should afford Him.  He is the Lord of All, our All-in-All, our Almighty God, our All-Sufficient Savior from whom All blessings flow;  and He is All we need.

Looking up all these alls was the simplest Bible study I’ve ever done, but one of those most bolstering to the soul, because all Scripture is given by inspiration of God—even the thousands of occurrences of this little monosyllabic term.

So for each day of the year, I’ve selected an “all” from Scripture---365 of them, all told.

The other 5, 310 occurrences you’ll have to dig out yourself!T
He IS Able!                                                                                     Traci Starkweather

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