For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. Romans 10:4
“Examine me, O LORD, and prove me” Psalm 26:2
“O God of my salvation. When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the LORD will take care of me.” Psalm 27:9-10
1 Samuel 12 and Jeremiah 49 Lord God Almighty, over and over again You show me to fear You and walk in Your ways. If I heed, then even the authorities over me will be amenable to me. If I do not, I lose favor. Then I incur Your rod of correction. But even in placid times You are disciplining me, teaching, refining, and reshaping me more into Your image is Your desire. Thank You, no matter how painful it is and in so many ways! (1 Samuel 12:14-15, 24-25)
Please make me and others deeply aware that You are the One to fear! Not man, and to not be hungering after some “ideal” that the world “sells”. Please have the leaders of this nation bow down to You, the True King of kings and Lord of lords!! Help me and each of us to repent to You, to turn from our wicked ways, seeking Your Face and serving You with all our heart so that You will forgive our sin and heal us in so many intricate ways!! (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Romans 10 Salvation – Saved from what? Saved from the wrath of God both here and now, and forever and ever in Hell. Oh what torture it is to endure utter darkness, complete consciousness of evil all around and within you, to experience the depths of despair forever without hope, having endless shame and guilt, and in utter pain, agony, vast loneliness and screams of terror – eternally in hell. And the contrast is complete Joy, Hope, True Peace and Security, and personal value and integrity right now and forever in Heaven with a God Who is Pure Love and Truth!
This is the choice You offered me, Almighty One so many years ago. Thank You for the choice to choose You!! Yes, my Sovereign Savior!! I am deeply and joyfully grateful! But what about Israel? Please send workers in their fields! (v. 14-15) Show to them that their Messiah came and still lives to intercede for them! (Hebrews 7:25) Have Israel and all gentiles submit to You for Your Righteousness to live through each of them. “4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. … 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Lord Jesus Christ, may my life provoke to jealousy those who do not know You, causing them to seek You and be saved from “soul torment” here and later. Please continue: “21 All day long I have stretched out My hands To a disobedient and contrary people.” until they all come to be saved from Hell and to live right now to give You glory, worshipping You in Spirit and in Truth!
Psalm 26 and Psalm 27 The Blood of Jesus vindicates!! The Blood Atonement frees me from guilt, shame, sin, and condemnation. (2 Cor 5:17, Romans 8:1-2, 1 John 4:10) I cannot take the punishment for myself and still go to heaven, for hell is the payment and the charge is endless, thus permanent. (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23) But the sinless Jesus Christ, the Son of God, can and does take the punishment for each person who desires that with all of their soul and who lives for Him intentionally, by His Holy Spirit and Word.
Psalm 26 “Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart. For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes,” v.2-3 Have me walk in Your Truth ceaselessly.
“I have hated the assembly of evildoers.” I rejoice to “proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, And tell of all Your wondrous works.” Thank you for “Redeeming and being merciful to me.” V. 5,7,11
Psalm 27 “The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?” v.1 No one should I fear but You, for You are my Owner and Creator, The Sovereign Ruler over all!! I praise and rejoice in Your Justice and Temperament!! Patient, slow to anger, and persevering in changing me into the vessel You choose!! (Deuteronomy 32:4, Psalm 103:8, 2 Peter 3:9, Isaiah 29:16, Isaiah 64:8, Jeremiah 18:6, Romans 9:21 )
“One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple.” You Lord, dwell within me. You have given me Your Holy Spirit – the Counselor, Teacher, Comforter and so much more!! (1 Corinthians 6:19) That is the desire of my heart! (Psalm 37:4)
When I am distressed, I hide in Your Word, as if within Your Priestly robes, that I might know nothing with certainty but You (1 Corinthians 2:2). In this way I am kept safe in my mind, emotions and actions. V.5 “O God of my salvation. When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the LORD will take care of me.” v. 9-10 Jesus, You never abandon me, not emotionally, mentally or in any way!! Deuteronomy 31:6, Hebrews 13:5, Isaiah 49:15
“Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD. Teach me Your way, O LORD, Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries” v.6,11-12
I shall heed with my heart and encourage others to: “Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!” V.14
Praise be to the Lord Jesus Christ!!