Read Psalms 101 – 105
Let your spirit soar as you join King David singing and worshiping God the Righteous King in humility and glory. The reading closes with a historical retrospect and celebration of the Exodus from Egypt.
He hath remembered His covenant for ever, the word which He commanded to a thousand generations. Which covenant He made with Abraham, and His oath unto Isaac; And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant (Ps.105:8-10).
The Lord always remembers His promises. This is not to compare this covenant with just any promise. This is just to say that the Lord does not lie nor is there any deception in anything He says. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (II Pet. 3:9).
You may have heard someone say, “God said it. I believe it. That makes it so.” It is wonderful that we believe what the Lord says. However, when He speaks it, it is so. God's plan will move ahead with or without us.
The covenant the Lord made with His servant, Abraham, was a special one indeed. Abraham was God's chosen vessel from which God would birth a nation dedicated to Himself. Can you imagine being hand selected by God and being told that His chosen people will come through your bloodline? This honor had to have been overwhelming at the time. To be chosen of God for any work should always feel a little overwhelming. Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it you (John 15:16).
This verse gives a very reassuring promise to the believer. When God chooses an individual for a cause, He equips that individual for all they must do. God prepares the road that He intends for us to walk down. Does this mean there are no potholes or stumbling blocks? No, to the contrary, there may even be some placed there by God Himself. If so, this is to ensure we are moving at His pace and learning all the lessons we need to be learning.
God equipped Abraham for this journey. He prepared Isaac and Jacob to carry on in this walk. The Lord worked in the hearts of leader after leader as this nation of God's people began to grow. Moses, Joshua, David and Solomon each in turn were guided by God to lead His people.
God never forgot the covenant He made with Abraham. He has blessed and preserved the nation of Israel for thousands of years. While the world stands, He will do the same for thousands more.
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put My laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to Me a people (Heb. 8:10).
Thought for Today:
To avoid temptation the Psalmist said, I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes. (Ps. 101:3)
As the One who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases (Ps. 103:3). Forgiveness of sin and the healing power of God describe the ministry of our Lord Jesus, who was sent to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord (Luke 4:18-19; Matt. 9:6).
101:2 perfect heart, blameless; a heart of integrity; 101:4 froward heart, an obstinate and evil mind; 101:5 cut off, destroy; suffer, tolerate; 101:7 tarry, continue to dwell; 102:26 wax old, deteriorate; 104:9 bound, boundary; 104:13 chambers, dwelling place, heavens.
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Optional Reading: I Timothy 3
Memory Verse for the Week: Galatians 6:7