Tuesday, January 29, 2013

God Endures Forever!

 13Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.
 14For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants. 
(Psalm 135:13-14, King James Version)

God Endures Forever!

How vibrant these words appear when one considers that it has been thousands of years since they were first written! Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations. Indeed, God endures forever! Here we are in the 21st century AD, still praising His name and praising God for His Word, much of what was written thousands of years ago. Like the saints of God in the Old Testament, we can hardly praise God enough for the goodness He shows to His people.

How can we even begin to comprehend the greatness of God, who seeing man fall hopelessly into sin (sin that would destroy him forever), already had a plan in place to redeem a people for Himself? None of us deserves the great love which God has bestowed upon us. All of us must fall helplessly before Him and praise Him for such a great redemption, granted to us without money or cost to us. There was a cost, however! That cost was paid by our dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who offered Himself, though He was perfect and righteous, as full payment for all of our sins.

How, then, can man reject such an offer? Truly the blindness of man, lost and apart from the Lord is astounding to behold. The lifeline is there, but they refuse its offer--a mistake they will regret forever! For, as verse 14 proclaims, "For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants."

Because God is righteous and holy, judgment must come. No court system can be kept pure which does not punish the offenders, for then there would be no vindication for the victims. But, what does the Psalmist mean when he said, "He will repent himself concerning his servants."?

The New King James version translates verse 14 in this way: "For the LORD will judge His people, and He will have compassion on His servants." God repents, or turns away from the sin of His people by providing perfect righteousness for them by the blood of His only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. He could have left us in our sin and misery to perish and be condemned forever, but He chose a people for Himself, pulled them from the fiery brands of wickedness, bathed them in the blood of Christ, and made them pure, righteous, and holy.

Amazing love, 
How can it be
That God Himself dids't die for me!

Go, then, this day as a people purchased by the Lord, and bring glory, honor, and praise to His name in all that you do. You have been bought with a price, and are now His! Go in His service and do great things for Him! That is your new calling in this life!

God Bless You,
Linda

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