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His Faithfulness

August 14, 2017

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His Faithfulness

Psalm 37:3       Trust  in the LORD,  and do good;  dwell in the land  and cultivate faithfulness.

Sometimes we just feel drained  and don’t want  to deal with the constant challenges  of this world.     Every day the news broadcasts tell  about more evil things happening  —  con artists getting away  with their crimes,  the rights  of the innocent  being abused,  gangs wreaking havoc,  politicians being devious,  evil agendas  indoctrinating people  through the media,  etc.

Psalm 37 tells us  to not let all this evil  eat away at us.     God is still  in control  of all things.     Our job is to Trust in the LORD,  and do good.”     We are not  to join the crowd  of evil doers,  just because “everybody’s doing it”.     In times like these,  God especially calls on us to “do good“.     So,  our life style is  to still be  to God’s glory,  even when the world makes fun of us  for being a fuddy-duddy  of sorts.

And,  we are to “cultivate faithfulness“.      That can also be translated,  “feed on His faithfulness“.     As we trust  in our LORD,  we remember  how faithful He has been  down through the ages.     Remembering God’s “faithfulness”  and depending on His “faithfulness” is “feeding” on it  and “cultivating” it  in our lives.

As we remember  God’s faithfulness,  He will strengthen us  from day to day  and lead us  in His paths  of righteousness.

Isaiah 5:20-21  gives God’s opinion  and judgment  on all those  who want to live  like the world.     It is a warning  to the world  that refuses  to listen,  and a comfort  to those  who persevere  in living  according to God’s word.     It says,

Woe to those  who call evil good,  and good evil;  who substitute darkness  for light  and light  for darkness;  who substitute bitter  for sweet  and sweet  for bitter!

Woe to those  who are wise  in their own eyes,  and clever  in their own sight!

Here we can easily see  God’s condemnation  of all those  who defy His word.

Because God is pure and holy,  He wants all  of His children  to be pure and holy.     That  should be us.

So,  we had better not ever  call anything evil  good.     We surely  do see people  all around us  doing exactly that  every day.     Most of the time  they call it being “politically correct”  and  “learning to be tolerant”.     That is no excuse  in God’s eyes.     Evil  is evil.

Then the comparison  of substituting “darkness  for light”  is made.     That is when the world  boldly pushes a lie  upon the people  and claim  that it is the enlightened way  to live these days.     Those lies include the claim  that abortion is to be accepted by all;  that the definition of marriage needs  to be redefined  to be more inclusive  and “fair”;  that euthanasia  is a right;  that premarital sex  should be accepted  as a fact of life,  etc.

God’s woe is also  to those  who “substitute bitter  for sweet  and sweet  for bitter”.      That is when evil people  accuse God’s children  of being the enemy  of society  and purposely overlook  the outrages  of evil leaders  and indecent media.

God is fully aware  that all of these worldly people  arrogantly brag  about being wiser  and more clever  than others,  as they “pull the wool  over everyone’s eyes”.     God knows how  they look down  on Christians  as being dumb  for trusting in Jesus  for their salvation.

That is why  God tells His children  to just, “Trust in the Lord,  and do good;  dwell in the land,  and feed  on His faithfulness.”     God has proven  His eternal love  and power  in Jesus Christ.     We can surely trust Him  to be with us  to the end,  as we live  according to His word.

Then  as God strengthens us  day by day,  and leads us  in His paths  of righteousness,  we will see the beauty  of it all  and surely say,  “Hallelujah!     The LORD  is my Savior.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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