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Saturday, July 9, 2016

A PROMISE FROM GOD

Psalm 91:14-16 New Living Translation
The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.  I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble.  I will rescue and honor them.  I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”           
       This Psalm was sung during Temple Services on the Sabbath.  Its author is unknown.  It speaks to the notion that followers of God should be thankful and faithful each day, not just when things are going well. When the Creator of the universe says words of this nature, it is the equivalent to a promise. Therefore, since it comes from Almighty God, we can count on it.
       When we love someone we seek to please them. So it stands to reason that if we love our Heavenly Father, we are going to strive to live for Him to the best of our God given abilities. As a result, He is going to move heaven and earth to make sure we are safe and secure. We should take great comfort in that and in what is said in the verses above. It doesn’t mean calamity won’t come our way, it means that if we are living for God He will protect us. God uses very specific action words to describe how he will take care of us. Words like rescue, protect, call on and deliver. No matter what situation we may find ourselves in, God is there and will do as He has promised.
       To acknowledge is to recognize the authority or status of something or someone. If we acknowledge God for all that He truly is, than we will have the appropriate respect towards Him and His statutes. We will learn all we can about Him through His word and will live according to the instructions He has laid out for us. God loves us with an everlasting love that is unconditional and will never change or diminish over time. Love of this kind cannot be found anywhere else this side of heaven. No matter what we’ve ever done in our lives we need to understand and accept that we are not defined by our mistakes. God loves us for who we are, not who we ought to be. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!

Resources: (1) The Life Application Study Bible; Published by Tyndale House, (2) The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language; Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

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