Friday, September 26, 2014

Psalm 119:77

Tender Mercies And The Law
Ronnie W. Wolfe

It is only by the tender mercies of God that we live. Our life is completely dependent upon God's gracious lovingkindness. Whenever he so desires, he may end our lives without any hesitation.

Therefore, we should always be mindful of God's sustenance of life. We live because he lives. We breath because he allows us to breath. We move because he allows us to move. Paul put it well in Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

God's tender mercies come to us that we may live. Without it we would not exist; we would perish. God controls life on earth. He gives it when he so desires, and he takes it away when he desires:  Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

So, let us be thankful for our very being, our very existence, and our ability to move and breath and go about our lives with his blessing. We need to be thankful and worshipful every day for these things.

When we look into the perfect law of liberty (God's word), we delight, for it tells us of these things so that we may bring praise to him. We delight in his law, for it speaks of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and gives us comfort for each day, knowing that life does not come from ourselves but is completely dependent upon God. We owe God everything, so let us be unworthy servants but diligent and faithful servants of God, desiring his law, which is our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ.

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