Our soul is exceedingly filled With the scorn of those who are at ease, With the contempt of the proud. Psalm 123:4
When men rose up against us, Then they would have swallowed us alive, When their wrath was kindled against us; Psalm 124:2-3
Even from those “who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies.” 2 Thessalonians 3:11
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This is the pain I sometimes feel when people, close and far, are being lazy, selfish, wasting time and hard against God’s agenda and the things of the Lord Jesus Christ, “for not all have faith.”
At times I wonder, am I working hard enough? Am I keeping on Jesus’ agenda? Am I bringing enough glory to our Lord Jesus Christ? Can I do more for my Master Jesus according to His Word by His Holy Spirit? 1 “to whom much is given, from him much will be required” 2
Jesus didn’t call me to be lazy or apathetic in my walk with Him, but to follow close after His Heels. Jesus of Nazareth was a mover and shaker for 3 years by being intensely connected in prayer with His Father, Who is my Father. 1
“So our eyes look to the Lord our God, Until He has mercy on us“ and He gives us His Wisdom, Perspective and Power to have His “will be done On earth as it is in heaven”. I need it every moment. 1
If it had not been the Lord who was on our side…Blessed be the Lord…not given us as prey to their teeth. Our help is in the name of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:1, 6, 8
Using Jesus’ Vision Glasses, I can overlook what is NOT my mission field, I can pray for them all the same, and then move with diligence into the strategic areas my Commander Jesus has laid out for me for His Handiwork to be done.
By the Lord Jesus’ training me and being aware that “the scepter of wickedness shall not rest” during my lifetime, I know that – “Those who trust in the Lord …cannot be moved, but abides forever.”
Dear Reader, Would you please pray for me, yourself, and everyone in God’s Army “that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified“?
Jesus, I am glad You dwell within me. 3 You knew it would take that much to make me be able to obey You, out of gratitude and love. Without Your Presence, Word and Holy Spirit, I can do nothing. 1
But the Lord is faithful, Who will establish you and guard you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3
Jesus, as I “withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to” the Word of God, only as You lead I shall lovingly “admonish him as a brother” and trust it really is Your work by Your Holy Spirit to change his/her heart for You and Your Good purposes. Please awaken the Body of Christ so they will feed on Your Word and You will accomplish many good things through them and be Glorified for before You return.
Thank You for Your encouragement Jesus of Nazareth. I need it so I will “not grow weary in doing good.” Lord Jesus, I Love You, I Adore You and I Worship You, Forever! – For Your purpose and glory alone!!
1- Colossians 3:23-24; Luke 5:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; 1 Corinthians 14:5; Matthew 6:10; John 15:1-11
2- Luke 12:48
4 responses to “Psalm 123, Psalm 124, Psalm 125, 2 Thessalonians 3”
Absolutely spot on.
If the faults of others cause us to self examination and repentance, then we learn grace, don’t you agree? I am always humbled by my own shortcomings that are so obvious at times!
Thanks for your encouragement!
Yes, Jesus’ forgiveness of my sins because of my repentance under the Blood of Jesus Christ is humbling and causes me to live for God out of His first Love for us! 1 John 1:7, 1 John 4:19
The Humbling part is that the Holy God forgives me based upon His Own Merit. Isaiah 48:9