Saturday, March 26, 2011

None to Save Them

 37I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.
 38I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.
 39For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
 40Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.
 41They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.
 42Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets. 
None to Save Them

Equipped with the power of God, David's army was an unstoppable force. He pursued his enemies until they were consumed; God subdued those that rose up against him. Though they cried to the Lord, Himself, there was none to save them, for the even the Lord did not answer their cries for help.

What a sobering thought, and one we must be careful to note. There can come a time in the rebellious life of man when the Lord will no longer hear and answer his cries for help.

Even as Christians, I fear we are too quick to presume upon God. We believe that when we are finally ready to obey, He will be standing there waiting for us. Knowing our weakness, He will understand and say "Well done."

It is true that God is long suffering, but it is also true that there are examples in the Bible, such as Psalm 18, when God turns His back upon the wickedness of man and refuses to hear his cries for help.

How can this be? It always goes back to the same issue: the heart attitude. Did the wicked want to turn from their wicked ways and serve the Lord, or did they only want God to save them from the hands of David's army?

When we go through difficult times and it seems as though God has turned a deaf ear to our cries, perhaps we should examine our heart attitude before the Lord. Perhaps it is time that we need to return to our First Love. Do we simply want relief from our difficulties, or do we see our wayward hearts and desire to return to God with all of our heart, with all of our soul, and with all of our mind.

The wicked reached the point where there was none to save them--not even God. As Christians, God holds our very souls in His hands for all eternity, but let us be careful to note that true peace, joy, and happiness are fruits of faithful service to God: not just the outward service that men see, but the inward service of a heart devoted to God, alone.

 33O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
 34For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
 35Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
 36For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen

God Bless You,
Linda

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