You, Alone, Lord

You, Alone, Lord

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.  (Ps 4:8 NIV, emphasis added)

According to the verse above, ONLY the Lord causes us to live in safety.  If we only realized it, everything in life depends upon the goodness of God, alone.

How do I know?  Consider these passages from the Bible.

  • Only God knows the hearts of all men (1 Kgs 8:39; 2 Chron 6:30)
  • Only God created the heavens and the earth (2 Kgs 19:15; Neh 9:6; Job 9:8; Isa 44:24)
  • The Bible tells us to wait for God, alone, with expectation (Ps 62:5)
  • God, alone, is the Most High God over the earth (Ps 83:18; 148:13)
  • He, alone, is God (Ps 86:10; Isa 37:16, 20)
  • God, alone, does great wonders—signs and miracles (Ps 136:4; Ac 2:22; Heb 2:4)
  • Only God has the authority to forgive sin (Mk 2:7; Lk 5:21)
  • God, alone, deserves glory, honor and praise (Rom 16:27; 1 Tim 1;17, 6:16; Ju 1:25; Rev 15:4)
  • We should boast only of the Lord (Ps 34:2; 44:8; Gal 6:14)

As we go about our daily lives, serving the Lord and His people, it would be good to meditate upon the truths noted above.  As we rely upon God and upon the leading of His Holy Spirit, He will help us to understand the hearts of men.  He will give us a revelation of His creation, as well as what to expect in our own lives and circumstances.

He, the great miracle-working Savior, will preserve us and deliver us by His power.  He will continue to forgive us and to pour out His mercy and grace upon us.  He surrounds us with His love.

Therefore, let us give Him all the glory, praise and honor; and boast only in Him.

More Than Satisfied

More Than Satisfied

I will satiate the soul of the priests with ABUNDANCE, and My people shall be satisfied with My GOODNESS, says the Lord.  (Ps 36:8, emphases added)

Satiate means to fulfill with more than enough—beyond capacity.  We believers have been called priests by God in Revelation 1:6 and 5:10.  The Lord has given His Word to provide more than enough for His people in every area and in every circumstance!  This is provision to overflowing—even beyond what you need or desire.  Praise God!

Satisfied means to put an end to (a desire, want, need, etc.) by sufficient or ample provision; to give full contentment to.  Our Savior has given His life to provide for every eventuality for us because He loves us.

The God who created everything says that we, His people, will be satisfied with His goodnessGoodness is defined as:  moral excellence; virtue; generosity; the best part of anything; strength; or excellence of quality. 

Think about this:  we will find complete contentment in the character of God—His goodness, kindness, strength, generosity, and virtue! 

Because God is WITH US (Isa 8:10, Matt 1:23) and because He fights FOR US (Ex 14:25), we can know that the victory is already won.  Best of all, we are on the winning side, thanks to Jesus!  His goodness and faithfulness guarantee that each one of us is more than satisfied.  Glory to God!