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Trusting in the LORD

Posted: Wednesday, January 10

 Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts &amp; Executive Pastor

Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts & Executive Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

Genesis 23:1-24:51
Matthew 8:1-17
Psalm 9:13-20
Proverbs 3:1-6

Verse of the day:

My child, never forget the things I have taught you. Store my commands in your heart. If you do this, you will live many years, and your life will be satisfying. (Proverbs 3:1-2)


The first verse above gives us an admonition, while the second one states the results of keeping that admonition. These verses are simply stating "cause" and "effect." This passage states that if we will not forget to keep God's laws, and if we hide them in our hearts and obey them; they will produce three things—days full of accomplishment—long life—and peace. These three things are in addition to other blessings that the Lord promises His people—incredible promises from the very hand of God!

 

As Christians, we not only hide God's Word in our hearts, but we learn His ways. That’s how we can protect ourselves and our families from the enemy. Another passage that we can claim, (as we live a life pleasing to the Lord), for ourselves, our families and our loved ones is Psalm 91: 16, “I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.” As we meditate on God's Word and receive it by faith, we can be those overcomers in Christ who live abundant and long lives.

 

Through God’s help and provision, we can fulfill His purpose for us in our lifetime—however long that may be. Even when the devil attacks, remember, he has already been defeated and we are promised eternal life in heaven through Christ Jesus. However, there are those that do not have Christ who can be destroyed and can be lost forever.

 

When people are out of the will of God they are open to attack and destruction. It is our responsibility to pray for them so that they too can place these scriptures into their lives and “…store up His commands in their hearts,” and, “live many years, and their life will be satisfying.

 

It doesn’t matter what the circumstances are that we, (or others), may be facing, if we are in God's will—trusting fully in Him, He will protect us. There is only one safe place for any of us, and that is in the hand of God.