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And Underneath Are the Everlasting Arms

July 10, 2018

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And Underneath Are the Everlasting Arms

Before Moses died,  he gave blessings  for each of the twelve tribes  of Israel  in Deuteronomy 33.     Regarding the tribe of Asher,  Moses says  in Deuteronomy 33:27,

The eternal God  is  a dwelling place,    
And underneath  are the everlasting arms.

The promises of God  are for all  of His children  down through the ages.     Because the LORD is God  over all things forever,  these are words  with which we,  too,  can take comfort.     Similar promises  of God’s faithfulness  are found  throughout the Bible.

No matter what we have  to face  in life,  no matter how much it hurts,  no matter how desperate  we feel,  “underneath  are the everlasting arms”.      God is there  to carry us  through whatever happens  in this life.     Most surely,  in everything  that happens,  we have God’s promise  in Isaiah 43:1-3,

But now,  thus says the LORD,  your creator,  O Jacob,   
And He who formed you,  O Israel,   
“Do not fear,  for I have redeemed you;   
I have called you  by name;  you are Mine!   
When you pass  through the waters,  I will be  with you;   
And through the rivers,  they will not  overflow you.   
When you walk  through the fire,  you will not be scorched,   
Nor will the flame  burn you.   
For I am the LORD  your God,   
The Holy One  of Israel,  your Savior.

These are the words  of God Almighty,  in whose “everlasting arms”  we are secure.     We need to note  that in Deuteronomy 33:27,  Moses did remind us that,  “The eternal God  is  a dwelling place.”     In God  is the place  where we need  to be living.     This earth  is not our home.     When we live “in God”,  only then are we at home,  because He alone  is our Creator  and Redeemer.

To live “in God” means  putting our faith  in Him,  trusting His ways  of doing things  in our lives,  and looking to Him  for all our needed help.     When we live “in God”,  then He will surely protect us  and show us  the way.     It’s as Psalm 91:1 says,

He who  dwells  in the shelter  of the Most High   
Will abide  in the shadow  of the Almighty.

Let us live  with our Lord,  so that we will be  under His protection — safe  in His “everlasting arms”.     Then  in the joy  of God’s love  for us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,   You alone  are the Almighty.     All things are  in Your hands,  for You are  our Shepherd  and our King.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

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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