Oh, what a heart is here revealed!
Oh, what assurances are here concealed, in these words, within the expectations that this heart, David’s heart, harbored for the Lord his God!
- I can trust the Lord.
- He won’t let me be put to shame.
- My enemies will not triumph over me.
. . . are you thinking of the dear little friend for whom you are praying?
- My hope is security against shame … but there is shame coming upon the treacherous.
- He will show me His ways, what He is like, how He “operates,” and teach me His paths.
- He will guide me in TRUTH (and if I’m not there, He will teach me and truth will be mine!)
- He is my Savior, and there is not a minute of the day that I have to go on without hope.
- His mercy and His love toward me are great … not meager, but GREAT! Older than my sins, it would seem!
- He is willing to forget the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways, and
- To remember me according to His love …
- There is a fixed reason for this: He is GOOD!
Those are just the first seven verses!
Remember yesterday we spoke of John the Baptist, that great at he was, the simplest believer in Christ Jesus is greater? We saw that John needed just a little confirmation, and we trust he received it.
John was a Forerunner, and my dear friends, what are we? The same, in our time. We certainly “come before” the glorious Second Coming of Jesus Christ; we are on the earth giving witness to all those things that speak of the Son of God, contained in just seven verses in one Psalm, with more to come, even in just this one Psalm!
At least in prayer – and in this season we are limited to how far we may go beyond our own doors – at least in prayer, remember someone who does not know even those things about Jesus Christ, and go before them in prayer. This enforced seclusion does not have to thwart us, and it will not thwart the hand of God. (Isaiah 14:27)
In you, Lord my God,
I put my trust.
2 I trust in you;
do not let me be put to shame,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.
3 No one who hopes in you
will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
who are treacherous without cause.
4 Show me your ways, Lord,
teach me your paths.
5 Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
6 Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
for they are from of old.
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth
and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
for you, Lord, are good.
Lighted Walking Path
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