Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Our Eternal Guide

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  
the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"
--Psalm 27:1
     Jesus has promised He will always be with us.  He will never leave us or forsake us.  In Psalm 23, King David said, "The Lord is my shepherd...He leadeth me in paths of righteousness for His name's sake." 
      King Saul hunted David and tried to kill him.  The Philistines tried to kill David.  David's own son, Absalom, tried to kill him.  David had trouble after trouble.  But he knew one thing: the Lord was His shepherd.  The Lord is trustworthy.  David said, "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, yet will I fear no evil, for Thou art with me."  The Lord was David's eternal Guide and Defense.  
     We have all failed.  We do not deserve the least of the Lord's mercies, but we know that He is merciful.  He is faithful and will keep that which we have committed unto Him against that day. (2 Timothy 1:12)

      "[Christ] bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.  For ye were as sheep gone astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls."  --1 Peter 2:24-25

     He saved us, and He will lead us in paths of righteousness.  Sometimes we may be confused.  Sometimes things may not work out the way we plan.  Sometimes our plans may take a lot of hard work.  But we should never lose hope.  We just need to keep our eyes upon Jesus; He will give us strength.  He will work everything for our good.  In Psalm 32:8, the Lord says,

"I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: 
I will guide thee with mine eye."  

We know that Psalm 48:14 is true:

"This God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death."

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