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Friday, April 25, 2008

"In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain? 2 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart. 3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? 4 ¶ The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men." (Ps 11:1-4)

The man who trusts the Lord might rightfully say, "Why do you call me to flee like bird."

You say, "But the wicked are bending their bow; their arrows are poised to fly at you; they will suddenly destroy you."

"Ah, that is true," says the righteous, "and if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do against evil men? But God is in his holy temple, His throne is in heaven, He is aware of the devices and plans of men--He even sees the archer who secretly aims at the righteous." Exactly

The foundations of the work of God in the world are not Hillary, Barack, or John. Thank God for that. If you are distressed over the prospects of this next election, then you have not properly considered what the promises of God are, and you maybe look to too much from government.

God is on His throne in heaven and He rules all things and brings everything into judgment. What happens in the world should not affect our peace and tranquility, for God is judge of all the earth.

"I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace." (Ps 37:35-37)

"Yet he passed away." Where is Hitler? Where is Mussolini? Where is FDR? Where is Mao? Where is Napoleon? All of them are gone. The godly of years past have gone on to glory; the wicked have been turned into hell. The world continues along in the path ordained for it.
"Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away. I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;" (Isa 51:11-12 AV)

Why should a man, or a woman, who are going to die, bring distress to the inheritors of eternal life? Amen and Amen.


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