Thursday, August 12, 2010

"Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's."

That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:11-20 The hope here meant, is a sure looking for good things promised, through those promises, with love, desire, and valuing of them. Hope has its degrees, as faith also. The promise of blessedness God has made to believers, is from God's eternal purpose, settled between the eternal Father, Son, and Spirit. These promises of God may safely be depended upon; for here we have two things which cannot change, the counsel and the oath of God, in which it is not possible for God to lie; it would be contrary to his nature as well as to his will. And as He cannot lie; the destruction of the unbeliever, and the salvation of the believer, are alike certain. Here observe, those to whom God has given full security of happiness, have a title to the promises by inheritance. The consolations of God are strong enough to support his people under their heaviest trials. Here is a refuge for all sinners who flee to the mercy of God, through the redemption of Christ, according to the covenant of grace, laying aside all other confidences. We are in this world as a ship at sea, tossed up and down, and in danger of being cast away. We need an anchor to keep us sure and steady. Gospel hope is our anchor in the storms of this world. It is sure and stedfast, or it could not keep us so. The free grace of God, the merits and mediation of Christ, and the powerful influences of his Spirit, are the grounds of this hope, and so it is a stedfast hope. Christ is the object and ground of the believer's hope. Let us therefore set our affections on things above, and wait patiently for his appearance, when we shall certainly appear with him in glory.

I don't know about you but I have endured some tough storms here lately and I am not talking about a light rain shower either. I am talking about downpour, thunderstorm, tides, waves, tornadoes and hurricanes and even a few earthquakes. Yes it has been an onslaught. BUT don't jump too high and commence celebrations just yet oh enemies of mines. Did you forget the God who sits up high and looks down low? Did you forget He is my FATHER? Or do you assume to know different? If so then reevaluate yourself before casting your eyes my way in judgment. Through the storms I have sought God's Word, submitted to His chastisements, and evaluated it all and the one thing that remains steady is " A WORD AND A PROMISE " and that Word and Promise is sure for God cannot lie. So before you celebrate, or attempt to write an obituary about me, it would be wise to look to the hills from which cometh my help. I pass this Word on to you, to encourage those who need encouragement, and to warn those who would take pleasure in harming another. God is not pleased with such actions and although you may think you have gotten away, you really haven't. He's giving you time to try to repent and correct yourself, after all He is long suffering. However in His due season all will come to bear, things will come to the light and judgment will be set and enacted. I have prayed for my enemies and those who seek to do evil because I fear the wrath of God so much so that I have prayed for mercy. At the same time I have cried out for help and God has again given me A WORD AND A PROMISE. To God be all glory.