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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

It is Better to Trust in the Lord

It Is Better to Trust in the Lord
 
It is better! Somebody say AMEN! When reading the Bible we find that God dealt with Israel in a way that He did not with any other nation. (Psalm 147: 19-20) His call to them was to walk in His ways and enjoy the benefit of His covenant blessings. They would not, except for a time, as when David was King. The blessing was pursuing and overtaking them, just as God had promised. However, when they turned aside to trusting idols and gods of the nations around them, the blessing stopped and eventually they ceased to be a nation.
I do not know about you but I believe we live in the greatest nation on earth, the United States of America! This nation has been blessed and become great because it followed the ways of God for many years. It has only been in the last twenty or thirty years that things have gotten so out of control. Jesus said, A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
Nevertheless, things are not hopeless. Anytime people will return to God and follow His ways, the blessing will return. It is not up to the government to bring this nation or any nation back to God. It is up to the people that make up the nation. Once the people have returned, then the people will put God-fearing men and women in government that will lead correctly, making Godly decisions instead of what we have had for so many years.
There are great benefits to following the ways of God. We could not possibly list them all here, but let us look at some that are found here in Psalm 118 and 115--- We receive of God's mercy that endures forever. He will forgive us and restore us to the place of blessing: He becomes our help and our shield. He protects us. We can have boldness, confidence and courage: He delivers us from fear. No longer will people be afraid of attacks that are designed to destroy: He increases us more and more: He sets me in a large place. There is great freedom: God gives us victory over our enemies: He blesses my life and the life of my children. His blessings will again pursue and overtake us: God gives a grateful heart to all who put their trust in Him!: God is constantly thinking about us as a nation, but also you as a person, he really wants you to follow Him, walk in His ways and put your trust in Jesus. God wants to help you, deliver you and bless your life with His goodness.
He can only do this if you and I turn to Him with our whole heart. We must turn our back on the idols we have had confidence in. Stop trusting some singer, movie star or sports figure. Stop trying to pattern your life after someone else and let Jesus show you His pattern for the best life ever and eternal life to come!
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in anything or anybody else. Jesus will never fail you!