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Get A Piece of the Rock

This psalm of David was set in the background of David’s trouble as King of Israel. In fact, King David is in big trouble, 1.He is in exile from Jerusalem in defense of his kingdom 2.His nation is divided 3.And his son Absalom was killed by his soldiers. All this was the result of family problems based in David’s sin with Bathsheba that seemingly put a curse on his family, specifically his children. So, he prays to God: Hear my cry O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle forever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah. When I read this passage, I am always reminded of the Prudential Life Insurance Company and their famous logo of The Rock of Gibraltar which is located in Southern Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Perhaps you are old enough to remember the jingle they used in…

Are You One In The Know?

Listen to these words from Psalms 37:39-40: But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble. And the LORD shall help them and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him. In the first 2 verses of Psalms 37 David said; Fret not thyself because of evildoers; neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Here David was saying don’t be angry about, or jealous of evil in the world because God is in Charge. As it relates to our daily experience in life the Good News for all disciples of Jesus Christ is that our God is still in Charge. Regardless of what we hear and see with our five senses, God is still in charge of our world and He will have the last say so. What the Psalmist said centuries ago is applicable to us today; But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of tr…

A Letter To A Suffering Friend

Good Morning Heather, 
As I hear your pain, I am moved with empathy for you. So, I share this thought as an offering of hope, deliverance, and victory to encourage you and help you through your storm. Pain and sorrow associated with being misunderstood, judged and disappointment in people you love and care for, is a reality we all go through from time to time. Three things that contribute to it, and all too often feed this discord. ØFirst, peoples lack of love, understanding and compassion. ØSecond, how we respond to others about the decisions we make in our lives, be they good or bad. ØThird, the work of the devil to create and maintain and atmosphere of division so he can conquer. But here is a solution. In Ephesians 6:7-8 the Apostle Paul wrote: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.Let us not become weary in …