Archive for May 2nd, 2012

Psalm 125

Psalm 125 begins by reminding us of the power we have when we trust in the Lord.  The psalmist tells us “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever”.  Did you catch that.  Trust is a powerful thing.  It is what opens the door to the power behind it.  The Lord is worthy of our trust.  He never leaves nor forsakes.  He is able to do any and all things.  He is the King.  And when we put our trust there, we are the beneficiaries of His power.  When we have our trust in Him, we cannot be moved.  We are able to abide with Him forever.  It never ends.  He never runs out.

We don’t have to look far to find God either.  “The Lord surrounds His people”.  He is close.  He never leaves us.  And that is a promise for eternity.  Scripture says it this way “from this time forth and forevermore”.  That is a very long time – in fact – it never ends.  God will not leave us.  He is never far away.  He is always there close at hand, ready to be part of our lives.  So what is the disconnect?  He doesn’t force His way in.  We need to invite Him in.  We need to seek His face.  We need to pray and put our trust in Him.  That is what releases His power in and through us.  He won’t just blow in and take control.  We have to make the decision and choice to give Him access and control.

The psalmist recognizes there is a difference between good and those crooked in their ways.  And God responds differently to those two groups as well.  To the good, He does good.  And what is the definition of good?  “Those who are upright in their hearts”.  I’ve said it many times before – how we live matters to God.  We need to make sure our lives line up with God and we live a life of goodness.  He responds to us based on how we live.  It matters, not only now, but for eternity.  But if we want to access His power and be touched by His love, we need to be focused on doing good.  We need to live with upright hearts.  It matters!

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