Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Lord Gave

 11The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.
 12Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.
 13Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
 14When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon. 

 The Lord Gave

David continues Psalm 68 with some general comments that are not surprising coming from a man of war. He understood that, no matter what the outcome may be, the Lord gave the victory or allowed the defeat. When armies fled, it was due to the power of God, and when kings were scattered, the victory was again the Lord's victory.

The question we should ponder is, how aware are we today of God's specific leading in our own lives? Do we realize that we have the blessings we have because the Lord gave us those blessings? Do we realize that we have the trials we have because they, too, were given to us by the Lord?

It is so easy for us to become so immersed in our daily lives and troubles that we forget the basics of our Christian lives. God rules in the lives and hearts of his people today just as He led in the lives of the Old Testament saints. Just as in the time of David, God has a specific plan for each and every one of His children, and He will do whatever is necessary to keep us on the road He has planned for us.

There is a great deal of comfort in that thought. In a time when there are so very few certainties in life, that is a certainty that we can hang onto! As life continues to rush by, God is deeply involved in the innermost thoughts and intents of our hearts. He, alone, deserves our worship and praise, for He, alone, guides us and leads us through life and then safely brings us to live with Him forever.

With Christmas almost upon us, what a good reminder that Christ came for this very purpose. Without a Savior, there would be no possibility of perfect communion with a holy and righteous God. Christ came for one purpose and He spent His earthly life fulfilling that purpose.

God has brought us to this earth for one single purpose as well, and we would do well to ponder what the Lord gave to us. As we understand the specific gifts He has given to us, we will better understand the role He has chosen for us to play for these few short years we live upon this earth.

Imagine, God Almighty has a specific plan for each His children. How amazing is that?

God Bless You,
Linda

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