Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. I Corinthians 16:13, 14 NKJV

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Where Do You Put Your Trust... part 2

Today is part two from our study yesterday on "Where Do You Put Your Trust?"

Yesterday we learned that those who choose to serve men are cursed and those who choose to serve the Lord are blessed. Today we will take a deeper look.

While I was studying in Jeremiah in my Andrews Study Bible, I noticed at the bottom of the page for Jeremiah 17:5-8 it said:

"Life outside God's covenant is as barren as a withering shrub, while the righteous person rooted in God's goodness, flourishes."

Then it referred me back to Psalms 1. And like I said yesterday day this chapter also talks about the comparison of the differences of a person's life based on who they choose to serve.

After studying in Psalms 1 - I found myself in Joshua 1 verse 7:

"Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go."

The word prosper here could also mean "have success or act wisely."

verse 8 of Joshua 1 states:

    "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success."

Prosperous "The Hebrew implies success in the sense of penetrating and advancing through obstacles."

And isn't that Good News since believers in Jesus Christ end up having a lot of obstacles in our lives.

    Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
1 Peter 5:8

"Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; 13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy."
1 Peter 4:12

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