Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hep Us and Find Us Faithful

Psalm 121 (KJV)

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.

I was singing this Psalm this morning in the car on the way to work.

As I was reading this Psalm, I was lead to read about David building an alter shortly after the Lord sent a plague on Israel and 70,000 men fell dead.  As the angel was carrying out the instructions of the Lord, the Bible says the Lord saw it and relented; the mercy of God.
David had trusted in his fighting men; that was his sin. (1 Chronicles 21:1-8)

It's incredible to compare the different responses of the "men of old" and thus try and learn from them.

Moses though he tired as Joshua fought the Amalekites found that the Lord sent him Aaron & Hur to hold up his hands and so he continue to cry out to the Lord.  The Lord gave them victory. Moses built and alter and called it The Lord is my Banner. (Exodus 17:8-16)

Moses didn't enter the Promise Land; the Lord said, "Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them" He struck the rock, when the Lord specifically said speak to the rock. (Numbers 20:12)

It is Abraham we find now in Mount Moriah binding his son in obedience to the Lord. Abraham obeyed though he did not fully understand and he witnessed the provision of God.

Peter whom the Lord used mightily denied the Lord 3 times, though he swore he never
would. Hallelujah, that Peter's heart was remorseful as he wept; the Lord used Peter to spread the Message of the Kingdom of God.

These examples in the Word of God are but a few; they show us how quickly one can become vulnerable to sin or disobey God if we are not careful, maybe just deny him in front of the pressures of this world like Peter.  We must be on our guard.

It is in the Lord of Heaven & Earth that we must place our trust in.  We do not trust in chariots
or horses (Psalm 20) or our jobs, our strength, our health, our wealth or anything else, or least we shouldn't.

Help us Lord and find us faithful to trust in you the Giver of Life.

God bless you!~Liz


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