MARCH 31 – Where is your expectation?
Psalm 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
This gives us the thought that our soul should be fixed upon God. A time of silence and pray will bring us to the point that we will give ourselves to the Lord. We will more readily come to an agreement with God and submit ourselves to Him. Why begin our day without Him when His desire to guide us and have us come into an agreement with Him over the day that is here. Notice that our expectation is from God. What is our great hope? To be in the presence of the Lord. What we are hoping for, our expectation comes from God. He is the author of our expectation.
We no surer foundation that God. When we build upon Him and accept His salvation, nothing can shake us loose. We can suffer sorrow and understand that God is with us to succor us. We suffer attacks and know that God is my defense. We will suffer many things in this life but we are secure on the foundation of God. The defense of God is impenetrable. There are none that can come through His defense.
I consider that I have many brethren in the Lord and I love them, but they are not my salvation or glory. They are not my strength or my refuge. They are weak and fallible just like I am. God is my salvation and I glory in Him. He is the rock that gives me strength daily. He is the one I flee to when I need a place of safety.
Does your soul wait upon the Lord? Do you trust Him implicitly?
Parson to Person
William Andrew Dillard
THREE REQUISITES FOR YOUR LIFE
Ask a group of people, almost any people, to prioritize the important requisites of life, and the answers received will not be a surprise. People prize education, wealth, fame, and the human concept of immortality. It is as a noted professor of sociology in a large northern university is reported to have said to a group of male students. “Get a good education, a good job, and a good wife. Those having these requisites possess the wellspring of life.” Well, this writer does not belittle these requisites by no means. They are good, and they are important, but it is obvious that many who have an abundance of these things are most unhappy. Material things do not satisfy the spiritual need of people, and a loving mate cannot substitute for that either. Think about it!
Mankind was created by the Creator/God of heaven and earth. He was created to live in harmony with God, and he was placed on the earth to make good decision for material creation as its lord. Boy, did sin ever interfere with that!!!
With sin came condemnation and death to the delight of the Destroyer. However, there are three things he had not counted on and could not foresee. In short those are love, blood, and the Word. Thinking surely he had won the creation when he successfully caused the sin and fall of Adam and Eve, which incorporated sin into the species inherently, how Satan must have rejoiced, but it was to be short-lived.
Enter, the manifested love of God per John 3:16. God would redeem His created beings by becoming one of them and succeeding where the first Adam failed. Moreover that love would extend into longsuffering through the ages. But it was the gift of God’s love that did the trick. The Lord Jesus came into the world to die for sinners. He could do so because He alone was qualified.
Additionally, He gave the Holy Spirit to this sphere of creation to convict of sin, righteousness, and judgment by which His unspeakable gift might be freely given to “whomsoever.” But that is not the end of the story. He made it possible for a remnant of the race to actually accomplish in spiritual maturity the purpose of their creation through His perfect Word.
So here it is, plain and simple: three requisites for your life. They are the Love that sought us, the Blood that bought us, and the Word that taught us to sanctification of life. The good news is that all three of them are accessed through the channel of faith. How great is God!??!
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