Wednesday, October 26, 2011

God Has Spoken

 6God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
 7Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;
 8Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me.

God Has Spoken

To what is David referring in Psalm 60, verses 6 through 8, and what does that have to do with us today? David is recounting God's promises to the nation, Israel, and just as David had supreme confidence in God's promises, so can we equally trust in the promises God's has made to us, His people, as well.

Though David was king of Israel, there still remained enemies who had not been conquered in the land which God had promised to the Israelites. As David surveyed the land that Israel already possessed, he gained assurance that God would continue to aid him in conquering the land yet not subdued.
Gilead is min, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver.
They were God's people! What other nation could make such a claim? This same God who brought them out of the land of Egypt, accompanied them through 40 years of wandering, and brought them safely to the promised land, would continue to bless them and come to their aid.

Though the final victory had not yet come, David could look to Moab, Edom, and Philistia and be assured that God would sustain them through the weeks, months, and years to come and give them victory over their enemies.

How could David make such bold assumptions? David could make such bold assumptions because, "God has spoken." That was enough for David. God, in His holiness, could not lie; the things He promised would come to pass.

Can we have this same confidence in God today? Yes! The promises of God are just as sure to us today as they were to David. However, we must remember that with the promises came some conditions. God's promises to Israel rested upon their remaining faithful to Him. Sadly, when Israel rejected Him as God, He turned His face from them.

God will faithfully uphold us all the days of our lives, because God has spoken. As we faithfully love and serve Him, we have complete assurance that this God will be our God, from now and 'til forever!

God has spoken, and it will come to pass!

God Bless You,

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