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Monday, August 6, 2012

LETTING GO

Psalm 119:1-2 “Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD (1). Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart (2) …”

          The Psalmist is speaking of his love for the laws of God. The law he is speaking of is the Law of Moses or the Pentateuch; the first five books of the Old Testament. Pentateuch comes from the Greek words penta - meaning five and teukhos - meaning scrolls. Jews refer to these same five books as The Torah or “the law” since Jewish law is contained there. They are referred to as the Law of Moses because it is generally accepted that the Spirit of God inspired Moses in writing them.
          Those who follow the law and incorporate it in their daily lives are considered blessed by God. Since we have been grafted into the family of God due to the Jews rejection of Christ, the same would apply to us. However, there is one major difference: we are no longer bound by the law. When Christ allowed Himself to be crucified His blood became the source of forgiveness for all who would receive. Even one drop of His blood was enough to bleach out the deep red stains our sins had painted in our souls. It is in our own souls that we must search for what is needed to receive this precious gift of forgiveness. When we are all alone, we need to look deep within ourselves to see what we really, truly believe. To believe in God requires faith. It is impossible to please Him without it (Hebrews 11:6). We must then trust that He is all that He says He is in scripture.
          Seeking God comes from that same faith we just spoke of. To believe in something or someone that we cannot see and trust that this unseen entity can and will provide for and sustain us in any and all circumstances throughout our life is a tall order for some. They simply don’t want to relinquish control of their own lives. However, there is no forgiveness without a letting go.
          When someone does bungee jumping, there is a large amount of trust involved. First of all we must trust that the cord will hold our weight when we jump; secondly, we have to trust that we won’t have a heart attack on the way down. Trust is an important ingredient to knowing and serving God. We seek Him because in our heart of hearts we believe that He will not fail us, but rather look after us and bless our efforts as we look to serve Him. It is no longer solely about us when we receive the salvation Christ offers. It is about God and others. We become 3rd in line. Selfish living is no longer an option. Selflessness is the rule of the day. If we seek God with all our heart and walk according to His decrees from scripture, we will achieve all that God knows we can for Him and be blessed.

WALK WITH THE KING TODAY AND BE A BLESSING!!

(1) A metaphor for the activities of daily life. – Reformation Study Bible on Ps. 119:1
(2) The psalmist is not speaking of a mere external adherence to the law. He calls for obedience that comes from a deep-seated faith in the Lord. – Reformation Study Bible on Ps. 119:2