When I opened my Email this morning, the Daily Bible Verse I got from theDailyBibleVerse.org said:
“Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.'” (Psa. 16:1-2)
Funny, because I also ran into these verses this morning before I even saw that Email:
“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.” (Psa. 118:8)
“Put not your trust in princes, in mortal man, who cannot save.” (Psa. 146:3)
My wife and I have an appointment with her doctor this morning to get results from some tests she took recently. By this world’s standards, there’s not really any “good” news that can come from the results, but rather just different levels of “bad”.
But that’s why we can rejoice, because our hope is not in the test results or the doctors’ assessment, but is in the Lord!
God reminds me this morning that we are to put our hope in Him, and not in man or anything else in this world. Regardless of what the results say, we will take refuge in the Lord, knowing that He is ultimately in control.
The hope and salvation we have in Jesus is something I wouldn’t trade for the world. As Christians, we have a gift that extends beyond the rules of humanity and beyond the confines of creation. At the end of the day, nothing else that we do really matters outside of following Jesus.
If we’re not living lives that honor the Creator, evidenced by our love for and obedience to Him, then we’re essentially “dead men walking”. Through Jesus, we are given abundant lives overflowing with hope and purpose!
Let’s not keep this gift to ourselves, but let our light shine before others, that we may glorify our Father in heaven (Mat. 5:16).
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
Let the world know that Jesus is the light of the world, our refuge and source of hope!
[From December 7, 2018]