Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Who is Lord?

 3The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
 4Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
 5For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him. 

Who is Lord?

What is faith? When the wicked are unleashed and cry out, "Who is lord over us?", where is our faith? We live in a time in which we readily understand verse 4 of Psalm 12.

 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

What is the true religion of our time? Even among professing Christians, humanism abounds--man is king; he is his own god. After all, what is there that man cannot do? He has explored the depths of the sea and the heights of heaven; he has even walked on the moon! We look up to our heros: athletes, actors and actresses, the rich, and especially those who lead the governments of this world.

But, who is Lord? Man is not his own lord. How, then, do we respond to what is happening around us? Our hope does not rest in mere men; our hope rests in God, alone! We know that the LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things.

The world tramples upon the poor, but only for a time. We know the truth of Psalm 12:5.

For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

There is our faith and there is our hope. God is our Lord and King now! He will not become King sometime in the future--He already rules! The Lord will arise, and will set the poor and oppressed in safety.

I challenge Christians today to look to God in faith. Let us live as though the victory is already won, because in reality, it has been won. Pray that God will give us the grace, peace, and joy to go forward in the light of Christ, whose feet trample the hope of the wicked.

God Bless You,
Linda

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