Thursday, April 07, 2011

Betrayal

 3For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.
 4He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.
 5His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.
 6For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.
 7For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved. 

Betrayal

How real is this God we serve? Is our worship of God just mere form and wishful thinking, or are we speaking of a true, living God who lives and interacts with his people? Does God truly care and intercede on behalf of his children?

At some point in every Christian's life, these are questions we must each address. The issue is further complicated when we receive news of the overwhelming betrayal of a professing Christian, especially one who was a member of the clergy. "Did he not believe the very words he preached?," we ask ourselves. However, we must remember that the truth of God's Word does not depend upon the conveyers of that truth.

In light of the great betrayal of a professing Christian, it is good for us to look to God's Word and to take comfort in the words of Psalm 21. Rather than become self-absorbed in the duties of being king, David continued to bring out the clear message that his greatness and glory were due to God, alone. 

David understood that, not only was God real, but God was to be trusted completely.

For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.

Let us remember, that though the world is filled with betrayal, hatred, and violence, we serve a living, faithful God whose days will never end. By God's grace, let us lift our hearts to God in praise and go forth this day in the eternal hope and power of our God, our Lord, and our King.

God Bless You,
Linda


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