Pin on Psalms-entitled "Praises"

What a great verse … well, in fact they all are, aren’t they? There is so much in the Book of Psalms as well as in this longest chapter of the Bible. Dear friend, I have received so much encouragement from God’s word that I could not get from human interaction! This is what David talks about when he spoke of encouraging himself in the Lord

1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

In today’s verse, Christ’s peace is found when we stick with His words. I have stuck to Jesus: O LORD, put me not to shame. Jesus will never let us down. He is perfect and His words are perfect. The best explanation I have read on this verse came from the Treasury of David:

This would happen if God’s promises were unfulfilled, and if the heart of God’s servant were suffered to fail. This we have no reason to fear, since the Lord is faithful to his word. But it might also happen though the believer’s acting in an inconsistent manner, as David had himself once done, when he fell into the way of lying, and pretended to be a madman. If we are not true to our profession we may be left to reap the fruit of our folly, and that will be the bitter thing called “shame.” 

God is not the one who moves in our relationship with Him. He is steadfast and true (Heb. 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;) We are the ones that move. When we act in a manner that is not consistent with God’s word, we will reap the fruit of our folly indeed. We won’t have that joy and peace which goes beyond all understanding Phil. 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Jesus is the visual and spoken word from our Heavenly Father. He is the only way to Heaven – the only way to Heaven. This is not being dogmatic – it is according to the scriptures. John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Without Jesus, one cannot enter into Heaven. We must go by Him. I am stuck to Jesus! Remember the Bandaid commercial? I am stuck on Bandaids and Bandaid’s stuck on me! Well, I am stuck on Jesus and Jesus is stuck on me. I received His blessed Holy Spirit when I was born again. It is His Spirit that teaches me and strengthens me through Christ’s words! Be careful, brother and sister in Christ, because the devil is very much alive today. We must rely on God’s words, not man’s, to be certain that we are hearing from Him. 2 Tim. 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

Hold steady and stick to Jesus and His word! You won’t go wrong 🙂