In God's Word: Know the Lord

August 9, 2018 - As one walks through this world living out his journey through life one finds many times when he feels abandoned by all others, when one feels abandoned and alone in the cold cruel world, as tiny mouse trapped in a land of giant predators looking to devour him.

I have an answer for your fears, for I know one who will never abandon you to those who would devour your soul.

All one must do for this saving grace is to cry out in reverence to the one who controls all things of this world and this universe.

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” (Psalm 16:1-2)

It is Almighty God that one must turn to for comfort, for protection from the storms of life, he and he alone has the power to protect and the steadfast love not to abandon one when the going gets tough and the storm clouds gather.

Take heed of the words of advice of the good king Solomon; “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.” (Proverbs 3:5-7)

This should be one’s number one on his list of things to live by; for it is by trusting in the Lord, by following his will and his wishes for us each day that we are able to navigate through the mine fields of life on earth as we work our way to that point when we are to be lifted from this world and taken by the Lord Jesus to the heavenly home that he is preparing for all who believe and follow him today. Oh what a glorious day that will be when one is face to face with the Lord forever… How blessed are those who can say; “The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.” (Psalm 16:6)

How blessed are those who know where to place their trust, who know where their treasures are being gathered and held for them.

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matt. 6:19-21) 

Cry out to the Lord for salvation for only through the Lord Jesus can one enter the kingdom of God, cry out in reverence that he might save your soul from the fires of hell. Ask him for forgiveness of your sins and he will forgive you today and forever. Trust in him and know the peace and joy he provides to all who believe in him as Lord.

I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.” (Psalm 16:8-9)

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” (Psalm 16:11)

Call upon the Lord today for salvation; may you know the many blessings of our Lord this day and forevermore…