Monday, January 24, 2011

Not Forsaken

 10And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
 11Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings. 

Not Forsaken

Some things can never be said enough times. Such is the case in Psalm 9, verse 10, shown above: For Thou, LORD, has not forsaken them that seek thee. 

Again and again, we are reminded that God, alone, is worthy of our trust; He never, never forsakes His own. Why is this true? It is true because our salvation is not of us. We cannot save ourselves; neither can we keep ourselves saved! We could not even love unless we had learned love from God our Father.

Friends, family, other believers, may fail us, but God will never forsake us or fail us. Why then, do we spend so little time with Him? Our God is available 24/7, yet how much of that time do we spend with God in fellowship, prayer, and praise?

In this series of devotions on the topic of First Love, we learned that man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks on the heart. God is our First Love; He is the author and finisher of our faith. The challenge to Christians today is that Christ would be preeminent in all aspects of our lives. By His grace, let us not fall victim to the emptiness of this world.

This reminds me of a chorus that I sang with my traveling quartet in college.

Christ is the answer to all of our problems,
He holds the key to the whole world's peace.
If we believe Him; if we receive Him,
Christ is the answer to all our needs.

Go now, you who are not forsaken, and live in the joy and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ.

God Bless You, 

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