“For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us.”
The Lord’s rule is a part of His divine order and as Creator of all things His rule is just and righteous. He is the Ancient of Days and has served as law giver and judge from the beginning of time. He will continue to maintain His sovereign position until the end of time.
The God who oversees our actions, behaviors and motives in the beginning, sees them at the end. It’s frustrating and possibly frightening when medical reports get lost in the shuffle of transient doctors and a personal, medical history disappears into the archives only to leave a new doctor without the whole story of our health. God isn’t transient. He doesn’t move, or change. He doesn’t lose our information and our history doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. He knows us well! He knows the end from the beginning and will judge us accordingly! Our King, our Messiah our Ancient of Days will reign and will usher in a just world. He is our saving grace, our protection and our salvation. His Spirit will change a heart and one day will transform the world into a place of righteousness, justice and peace.
I think this is so important to grasp a hold of in light of our forgiveness, and /or our desire to retaliate and get even with sweet revenge. We so often think that we sit alone in our hurts and unfair dealings. As God knows our hearts, motives, and actions, we can be assured that He also knows the heart motives and actions of those who have offended, betrayed, spread rumors or lied about us. He doesn’t loose track of who does what, and why they do it? God is just and righteous. He will grant mercy and justice when and where it’s needed, as well as judge the unforgiving spirit of ourselves or another. This knowledge of the just God should take a burden off our shoulders. Our offender/s will not get off free under our Sovereign God’s rule. Then again, nor will we if we are to blame but live in denial.
Do the blues have you down? Stuff on the horizon needing to be faced and here you are just feeling a bit under the weather? A little fear filled and apprehensive? Yeah, it hits all of us at one time or another. In moments like these you have to hear Jesus say to you as He taught those listening in His great Sermon on the Mount, in Matthew 6: 31, 32b, 33, “So don’t worry about these things, saying ‘What shall we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?…Your heavenly Father already knows yours needs. “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.” That word ‘everything’ means all of it…even that stuffed baggage and that load of hurt. That pain! That brokenness!
So, Beautiful one, say it out loud and know that our Saviour who spoke to the multitude on the mountainside speaks personally into your heart this morning, yeah, even on this blue day, and when He says “Trust me” for all that stuff on the horizon, just do it! ❤
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So you and I and we and us, some days we can feel all beaten up, bruised and used and then other days we can feel so unused unneeded and unnecessary. Isn’t that the truth? Both feelings so the same but yet, so at different ends of the spectrum yet very real and leave us feeling not important for this life. Ahh, but you are valuable. Remember beautiful you, that not one of those moments say who you are or define your character. Not one of those moments go unnoticed by our all-knowing, all present God and Creator, Our Ancient Of Days, who knows our end from our beginning. Yeah, not one of those ‘life’ moments catches Him off guard. Not even for a moment. He has them all. He holds them all tightly in battered, nail-scarred hands! Our Lord, Himself was beaten up, used up and still today many find Him useless and unnecessary as they go about their busy lives of searching for pie in the sky. Yeah, He was rejected, beaten, tortured, accused, and used up! But dear one, He didn’t let that stop Him. All of those moments were all part and parcel of the salvation plan and so He took that horrendous treatment all the way to the cross and gave it up for victory when He shed innocent blood as a sacrifice for the sins of the world; yours and mine and everyone in between. Yeah, that’s what He did and how he handled the sin problem! Giving in to the Father’s will was mandatory for the ultimate victory of our Lord. His victory over death and ruin, rejection and pain was culminated in his glorious resurrection and that resurrection power is our grace, our victory over all the unfair treatment, all the used up, beaten up moments of our lives ~ of our journey!! Don’t forget it! He’s been there! He’s got this for you!
So beaten, broken, bruised and beautiful you, say with Psalmist in Psalm 27: 1b, 3, 5b, 6, “The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?…Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked I will remain confident. He will hide me in His sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At His sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music.”
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“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’””.
Christ had just recently been baptized by John, when the Spirit Of God descended upon Him like a dove and a voice from Heaven identified Him as God’s Son. He was then led by the Spirit into the wilderness for an intense ministry preparation time. Oh, The craftiness of the enemy, to catch The Lord when He was weakened from hunger, to offer Him opportunities to use His status for self preservation in order to meet His physical needs, guarantee His protection and increase His political and economic power. To succumb to such an invitation would have totally ended the mission of the Kingdom of Heaven, the way of the cross and the forgiveness of sin. Christ knew that, and the enemy knew that he had met his match in Christ, as his lies and temptations were rebuked by Christ’s answers. Jesus remained faithful and true to His Heavenly Father and faithful to His purpose. Even though His way would be hostile it was God’s plan for reconciliation for a lost and dying world. Nothing could get in the way of God’s plan. Nothing could thwart it! Not even the evil one, try as he might to bring it to ruin.
How much do our selfish passions for self preservation and position, motivate us to sin? In our quest for selfish, safe keeping and personal comfort, we can miss the spiritual mark of God’s words. The words that bring true, lasting life into a weak, weary, sin sick soul.