In Psalm 34 David gives an invitation:Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him– Psalm 34:8 David had been through the most trying times. He was hunted by Saul, at one time his friends plotted to stone him, his sons betrayed him and he had to live like an outcast even though God promised he’d be king one day. In and through all this David had a taste of His God. He knew His God was gracious, trustworthy, just, true and faithful. He had made God His refuge, and even once, God did not fail him. Have you put your trust in this God with your life, with your future. Do it today, you’ll know He’s good.
When the Apostle Paul was saying his farewell to the elders of the church in Ephesus, he made this statement: “I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27). He was able to say that he did not hold anything back, but spoke the whole of God’s truth. One of the errors that can trip us up in our walk with God is focusing on parts to the exclusion of the whole. We need to be grounded in the whole counsel of God. It is the whole counsel of God, not parts, that is the foundation for the church and for the Christian life. It is the whole counsel of God that will protect us from deception. It is the whole counsel of God that will keep us from getting unbalanced.As we become students of the Word–asking the Holy Spirit to illuminate the Bible to us– and as we make knowing Jesus our highest priority, we will become grounded in the Truth of the gospel.
When God called Abraham out of the land of Ur of the Chaldeans, he had no clear directive about the land to which he was going. . It took a great deal of faith for him to go to a strange land. Abraham had nothing to rely on except God’s clear command to go, yet he obeyed God . God seldom gives us reasons and explanations but He does give us promises to hold on to. Do you trust God? When you know God wants you to do something, would you step out in faith, even though He hasn’t given you reasons why? Will you be obedient to His call? Will you trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding?
“Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” (Psalm 37:5)
My son, keep my words and treasure my commandments within you. Proverbs 7:1
We are encouraged to treasure God’s word because it is of great value, and hide it in our hearts. When we treasure His word, it motivates us to study it, store it, and live it. Truly treasuring God’s Word is a powerful defense against the lures and lies of satan. Ask the LORD to give you a love for His Word, today.
PRAYER: LORD, give us a deeper love and hunger for Your Word. We desire to be like You and to understand Your ways so that we can follow You more closely. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
‘The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.’ Isaiah 40:8
– There are many things that people put their confidence in.
– What are you putting your confidence in today?
– Is it something that will last?
– You can depend on God and on His word!
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, You are the everlasting God and Your word stands forever. Teach me to be dependent on You and on Your word. Amen