Magnify God: Microscope Vs. Telescope

AMEN

The Theologizer

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(Credit to: Solid Joys – Daily Devotionals by John Piper)

(http://solidjoys.desiringgod.org/en/devotionals/how-to-magnify-god)

[ Psalm 69:30 ]

I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.”

There are two kinds of magnifying: microscope magnifying and telescope magnifying. The one makes a small thing look bigger than it is. The other makes a big thing begin to look as big as it really is.

When David says, “I will magnify God with thanksgiving,” he does not mean: “I will make a small God look bigger than he is.” He means: “I will make a big God begin to look as big as he really is.”

We are not called to be microscopes, but telescopes. Christians are not called to be con-men who magnify their product out of all proportion to reality, when they know the competitor’s product is far superior. There…

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