He Preserveth Saints

“He… preserveth the way of his saints.”

Proverbs 2:8

 

We have no idea what we will face this year but the Lord “preserveth the way of his saints.”

 

Many people try and make New Years’ resolutions but the Lord “preserveth the way of his saints.”

 

Some people have many fears about what this year holds for them but the Lord “preserveth the way of his saints.”

 

The Shield of Faith

“...the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able

to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”

Ephesians 6:13-18

 

      Thank the Lord we go into this New Year with the armour of God!

But This Man

“But this man,

after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever,

sat down on the right hand of God;”

Hebrews 10.12

 

How incredible are these words?  “this man… offered one sacrifice for sins for ever”!

 

It should be no surprise who “this Man” is –

 

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men,

the man Christ Jesus;” 1 Timothy 2.5

 

Might Have Hope

...that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures

might have hope.” - Romans 15.4

 

The whole verse is this: “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”

 

Delight thyself also in the LORD

“Delight thyself also in the LORD;”

Psalm 37.4

 

What does it mean to “delight” in the LORD? 

 

The word “delight” here means “to be soft,” or “to be delicate”.

 

“Delight thyself also in the LORD;”

 

Thy Word Is

Thy word is…” - Psalm 119.105

 

“Junk miles”.  That’s what runners used to call the running they did every day, day after day, day in and day out - just to keep fit for the races!  Runners still do the running, they just realized to call them “junk miles” wasn’t accurate.  These miles were important and became extremely useful when considered properly!

 

“Thy word is…”

 

"I have learned by experience..."

“I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake.” - Genesis 30.27

 

Here are the words of a man who was anything but good, honest, kind, caring etc. etc.  These are the words of Laban, father-in-law to Jacob.  He was a sly dog and a trickster if there ever was one – and God never has anything good to say about him.

 

Look Straight

“…let thine eyelids look straight before thee.” - Proverbs 4.25

 

 

I often stop and think about this verse on the fourth of each month when I come across it during my monthly reading of the Book of Proverbs.  Something I would recommend to everyone – I know I need all the wisdom I can get and Proverbs IS the Book of Wisdom especially when read along with other regular and consistent Bible reading!  The following verses help us see this truth as we consider the phrase above:

 

Not of Men

“Paul, an apostle,

(not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father,

who raised him from the dead;)...” - Galatians 1.1

 

Every time I read this verse the words in the parenthesis strike me!

 

Too hard for God?

“Is anything too hard for the LORD?” - Genesis 18:14

 

How often we think that we have some serious questions that God needs to answer for us.  Our life takes some twists and turns and we often look up and ask “Why?”

 

This verse in Genesis records the LORD having a question for us:

 

“Is anything too hard for the LORD?”

 

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