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Friday, June 7, 2013

"Delight Yourself In The Lord"

Psalm 37:1-9

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalth thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

 Yesterday we reflected on the evilness that is facing our nation today and compared it to that of Jeremiah's time as he cried out for the people to repent just as God's spokespersons are doing today. Our focus today is to provide encouragement to all believers who see and weep for the spiritual apostasy that our country has fallen into.
Let's say that conditions would be far worse if the church had been raptured and conditions will be far worse when Christ takes His church out of the earth. While we are still in the earth we must take delight in the Lord because He is in control and nothing escapes His all seeing eye. Also, take comfort in knowing that in God's own time He is going to bring an end to this evilness. As stated in our scripture text evildoers will be cut down like grass. God's Word is true and sure and as stated the righteous will "dwell in the land."
What are believers to do? We are going to keep praying for the conditions of this nation, others and self; keep walking the ways of God; keep His commandments; keep proclaiming His Word while calling for repentance; keep being the light in a sin-darkness world while enjoy being in His presence and fellowshipping with Him.
There is joy and delight in the Lord and His protection is sure.
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