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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Inspired by . . . A Season in Scripture IV



I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. (Psa 121:1-8)

Psalm 121 is one of my favorite psalms. The idea of looking, physically seeking help from the Lord, is a powerful attitude. The true and only help we really need is fulfilled in the salvation that only He offers. 

Salvation. Being saved from the penalty of my actions. The penalty of death.


Wow, that sounds a lot like personal accountability. My wrong actions have a penalty. That penalty is death. 

Not death as in the end of this life.

But death as in eternal death. Separation from God.

You think you are separated from God now. But that is not so. The worst of this life doesn't begin to compare to the reality of eternal death.

Only Jesus can guard us against this death.

Only His life, His death, His blood can protect us.

Only He, as One Who suffered, as One Who was tempted as we are but did not sin, can take unto HImself the penalty we have earned.

This is the promise of Psalm 121. This is the HOPE of Christmas.


The promise of help from an all-sufficient, all-powerful God. Jesus is the promised Help.

The promise of protection. Jesus is the promised Protector. He intercedes for us at the right-hand of God.

The promise of surety against temptation. Jesus is the promised Guardian. He will not allow us to be tempted beyond our ability. (1Co_10:13)

The promise of eternal salvation. Jesus is our Savior.


Shalom,

The entire series:
A Season in Scripture I

A Season in Scripture II
A Season in Scripture III

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Testimony Tuesday, #TellHisStory,
Faith On Fire, Grace & Truth,
Inspire Me Monday, RaRa Link Up, Intentional Tuesday,
#WordswithWinter, Titus 2 Tuesday, Thoughtful Thursdays,
Encourage Me Monday, Wholehearted Wednesday,
Women with Intention Wednesdays, Word Filled Wednesday,
#GiveMeGrace, Sitting Among Friends, #Glimpsesofhisbeauty
Counting My Blessings, Grace Moments, Heart Encouragement
#DanceWithJesus

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