Says Who?

Thus says the LORD:
Stand in the ways and see,
And ask for the old paths, where the good way is,
And walk in it;
Then you will find rest for your souls.
But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.

Jeremiah 6:16

LORD Jesus we praise You for You are LORD over all the earth. Help us to trust and obey what You are telling us in Your Word. Guide us in all our thoughts, our wishes, and the steps we are taking. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.

In Monday’s post Hallelujah – We Are His I made reference to Psalm 100. I think the psalm speaks for itself and makes it clear that “We Are His.” In Wednesday’s post I have used Colossians 1:15-20 to explain in just a few verses who Jesus is. Today I want to challenge all of us to listen (more and more) to what the LORD says in His Word instead of following strange voices.

Who says?

Whenever we are looking for good counsel we should not blindly accept the advice coming our way. We also need to know the source and foundation for it. There are many people in this world who will say that they know how things work and ought to be done. We have to ask ourselves, though: Is their wisdom rooted in the Word of God, or is it contrary to what the Bible says? Should we follow it?

Thus says the LORD

Stand in the ways and see

Let’s stop for a moment or two and be still and know that He is God, the Creator of the heaven and the earth, the One who is before and above all — the LORD of Hosts, God Almighty.

Ask for the old paths, where the good way is

Let’s take time to see and to ask and to read more about His Way because His Way is the good Way.

Walk in it

Let’s commit ourselves to not only hear what He has to say but to do what He commands us to do.

Find rest for your souls

Let us learn from the Master Himself, for He is gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:29)

Take time to meditate in His Word today.

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Who Is Jesus?

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,
and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

Colossians 1:15-20

LORD Jesus we praise You for You are the Creator of the heaven and the earth. We praise You for by You everything was made, and because of You all things exist, and through Your Obedience alone we are able to enter Heaven one day. Hallelujah! Enable us to draw near to You and to stay close to You and to find rescue in You. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.

Who is Jesus?

He is the image of the invisible God.
He is the Creator of all things that were made in heaven and on earth.
He is the Alpha and Omega and before all things.
All things consist in Him.
He is the Head of the Body of Christ, the Church, and therefore has preeminence in all things.
He is the Saviour who reconciles all things to Himself; by His Obedience and His Blood at the Cross He has made peace.

Hallelujah! He is LORD!

Praise the LORD Jesus for who He is and what He has done today.

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Hallelujah — We Are His

A Psalm of Thanksgiving.
Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
Serve the LORD with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the LORD, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the LORD is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.

Psalm 100

LORD Jesus we praise You for You have made us, saved us from our sins, and You are the One who sustains us. We belong to You. Hallelujah! Forgive us, O God we pray, whenever we try to be independent from You. Enable us to see that we are Your people, and that You are the Great Shepherd who nurtures His sheep. Help us to praise You, to be thankful unto You, and to bless Your holy name. Yes, You are good, and Your mercy is everlasting, and Your Truth endures forever. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.

Something happened to me nearly thirty years ago. It was quite a dramatic experience that changed my life forever. You can read more about this in “My Testimony.”

Now I belong to Him

Ever since that journey has begun I’m learning more and more each year while I’m reading through the Bible. It’s fascinating, comforting, encouraging, and I never want to be without the Word of God ever again.

Disappointments come and go. Sooner or later people will leave us. A spouse might divorce us or dies before we do; a former like-minded friend might show total different beliefs and interests and goes her own way from now on. No matter what the case, people will eventually leave our life and this earth. There is, however:

The One who will never leave

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU.”

Hebrews 13:5

Believe in the One who has made you. He is the One you belong to today.

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