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I Trust in Your Word

September 11, 2019

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I Trust in Your Word

God’s children live lives  of faith.     We depend upon the LORD  to care for us  from day to day,  no matter what sorts of problems  come up  in our lives.     It’s like the flock of sheep  that always looks  to their good shepherd  to guard over them  in every dangerous situation.     They know their shepherd’s voice  and follow him.

Yes, there are those sheep  who sometimes  foolishly wander away  for various reasons — just like people  who foolishly wander away  from God’s word.     That wandering away  brings dangers  and great stress,  because of our personal weaknesses.     So,  whenever we run  into problems,  we need  to turn back  to God’s voice and listen  to His word  for us.

[ By the way,  I am fully aware  that most sheep ranchers  in the States  these days  care for their sheep differently  with the use of special page wire fencing  and sheep dogs.     But, under different circumstances,  there are still many shepherds around the world  who stay with their flocks constantly,  as they did in the Bible days. ]

In the scenario  of unfenced sheep  and the needs of God’s children,  by truly listening  to God’s word,  we will be reminded  and strengthened  in the truths of His loving offers  of forgiveness  and His promises  of protection  and eternal salvation  through faith  in Christ Jesus.     God’s word calls to us,  as a good shepherd calls his sheep  to come and stay close  to his protective care.     In God’s word is always the invitation  to draw close to Him  for protection  and salvation.

This is why the writer of Psalm 119:41-42 sang,

May Your lovingkindnesses also come to me, O LORD,

Your salvation according to Your word;

So I shall have an answer  for him who reproaches me,

For I trust in Your word.

As sheep find assurance  and protection  in their shepherd’s voice,  God’s children look for assurance  and salvation  in God’s word.

In this world,  there are always those  who despise and “reproach”  God’s children  for their faith.     They are always looking for ways  to destroy  the Christian’s faith  through mocking,  lies,  tearing down,  trying to rob them of free speech,  and just being nasty in general  —  like a prowling wolf.     But,  like the psalmist,  we can turn  to God  and say  in prayer,  “I trust in Your word”.

God has promised  His loving care to us  and we can trust His faithfulness.     That is why we should always go  to God’s word  for the guidance we need  to stay  in the true faith.     Recognizing the truths  of God’s actual words  protects us  from false preachers  and unbelievers.     But, we must remain  in God’s word,  so that we are able  to know the difference between truth and falsehood.

In the protection  of God’s word,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  blessed be Your name  for the truths You have provided  to Your children  down through all the ages.     Your word is eternal.”

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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