Saturday, November 1, 2008

So Great a Salvation

I hate when I feel anxious! Ahh! One of the fruits of the Spirit is peace. I was watching Joseph Prince yesterday and he made a good point from the parable of the talents: Fear comes from a wrong perception of God. If I think God to be a hard man, I will be afraid. But if I truly know who He is, nothing will make me afraid. My righteousness is not my own, and therefore cannot be damaged. Isaiah 51:6: "But My salvation will be forever, and My righteousness will never be dismayed"

And again in Isaiah 51:11: "Everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away."

None will make us afraid (Ezekiel 34:28).

If God has justfied me, who can condemn me? Jesus has sown and I have reaped. It is not mine, but He made it mine. Who is going to take it away from me?

Jesus gives to the poor, the unworthy, the evil, the wicked, the ungodly. But He sends away the rich empty handed. "He fills the hungry with good things" and, "He has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate."

He makes humble the mountains and exalts the valleys. Jesus is the only God. There is none as beautiful as He.

7 comments:

RJW said...

He has annointed your head with oil; your cup runneth over.

More & more grace to you, Matthew.

Bino M. said...

Jesus has sown and I have reaped.

Wow!

Gary Kirkham said...

Matt,

Great post, thanks for sharing.

Fear comes from a wrong perception of God.

Amen to that! That's one of the areas where Satan attacks me and it's where I constantly have to renew my mind with truth, which your post has done so beautifully.

In Christ,
Gary

Matthew Daelon said...

Gary..."O man, greatly loved."

Gary Kirkham said...

...fear not, peace be with you; be strong and of good courage.

JRed said...

I'm a new visitor to your site and just wanted to say thank you and to keep up the good work. This post was timely for me today. God bless you!

YBIC,

Jeff (JRed)

Matthew Daelon said...

Hey Jeff,

I'm glad you were encouraged. We all need to be reminded of this everyday.