August 25, 2015 - This week we look at the great goodness of God Almighty as viewed by King David, we will look in the 31st Chapter of Psalms for the scriptures that describe God’s Goodness and the benefits we receive from Him as His children.
VS 19 - “Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You, which You have prepared for those who trust in You in the presence of the sons of men!”
The Lord is good and His mercy endures forever. Because the Lord was his shepherd, the Psalmist surely knew that goodness and mercy would follow him all the days of his life.
The storehouse of the Lord’s blessings cannot be exhausted; they are laid up for those who worship the Lord in reverence. While many of His blessings are available in this life, what we receive today is only a foretaste of the glory to be revealed to us later. David felt a calm safety in the house of the Lord. There he could escape the strife and turmoil of the world.
VS 21 - “Blessed be the Lord, He has shown me His marvelous kindness in a strong city.”
While we might have to be separated from our families and loved ones, we do not have to fear; for the Lord will never leave nor forsake His own. We do not need to be afraid, for no matter the strength of our enemies; far greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.
VS 23 – “Oh, love the Lord, all you his saints! For the Lord preserves the faithful, and fully repays the proud person.”
Vengeance belongs to the Lord; He will punish the enemies of His people.
Our rewards will come once we are free of this world and at home, in heaven, with our God.
VS 24 – “Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”
We need not fear what other people might do to us; our hope and our trust are in the Lord. Those allow us to know that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Together they serve as an anchor for our souls, knowing that God will do all things well on our behalf.
As born-again children of the Lord we can have the confidence to know that God’s enemies here on earth can only take our earthly lives. Yes, they can certainly kill our physical bodies and we may all live to see persecutions of that magnitude right here in America. But, that is their limit; while the God we serve holds the power of life or death over our souls. Nothing that man can do can compare to what our Father can do, He, alone, holds the keys to eternity, not Satan and his minions.
Why must we study our Bibles daily? “Is not My Word like a fire?” says the Lord, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock into pieces?” (Jeremiah 23:29)
A stronger weapon than any weapon known to mankind.
You are always welcome to join us for Bible Study on Tuesday evenings in Timpson at the Community Center in SoSo Park and on Wednesday evenings at Spring Hill Baptist Church. For more information please call (936-615-1427).