Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thy Servant

 11Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.
 12And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant. 
(Psalm 143:11-12, King James Version)

Thy Servant

As David concluded Psalm 143 with more pleas for help from his trouble, he answered a question we often ask. Why should God help me? Why should God even care for all of these endless details of my life? Why? "For I am thy servant." There it is!

We are known by the company we keep and by our parentage, but mostly, we are known by those whom we serve! It is not unusual for us to take on the characteristics of those we serve, especially if we have a great fondness or love for them.

Just think of the many privileges we have in the Lord because we are His servants. After all, Christ certainly has an eternal investment in us. It is for us He humbled Himself, came to this earth, suffered on the cross, died and was buried, and was resurrected on the third day. It is for us that He now sits at the right hand of God making intercession.

Do we take God for granted? Do we tend to live our lives as though everything about us takes precedence? Do we live as though this life is all about us? Sadly, we all must honestly admit that often those things are true, yet nothing could be farther from the truth!

As servants of the Most High God, we are a privileged people. Not only do we procure His constant watch care and protection, but He leads and guides us, often in ways we do not understand or realize. Yet, when we look back over our lives, we realize that He has always been there for us. Even in times of darkness and despair, we see that His hand of guidance has been upon us.

David had a history with God. He knew from past experience that God would answer his prayers for safety. He knew that if his battles were to be won, then they would be won by God's good hand of guidance upon him, and not by his own strength and power.

As we go about the duties of this day, let us remember that we are servants of the Most High God. He has a vested interest in us, and will watch over and protect us throughout this day. Let us not look to ourselves for strength and wisdom to live this day, but let us rest upon His good hand of guidance upon us.

As Thy servant, oh Lord, we love and serve you forever--not because we are worthy, but because you, oh Christ are worthy!

God Bless you,
Linda

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