Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | December 4, 2014

“Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind … Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord”

Today’s devotion comes from Deuteronomy 27:11-26.  Here is a link to this Scripture – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy+27&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“15 ‘Cursed is the man who makes an idol or a molten image, an abomination to the Lord, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret.’  And all the people shall answer and say, ‘Amen.’

16 ‘Cursed is he who dishonors his father or mother.’  And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

17 ‘Cursed is he who moves his neighbor’s boundary mark.’  And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

18 ‘Cursed is he who misleads a blind person on the road.’  And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

19 ‘Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.’  And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

20 ‘Cursed is he who lies with his father’s wife, because he has uncovered his father’s skirt.’  And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

21 ‘Cursed is he who lies with any animal.’  And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

22 ‘Cursed is he who lies with his sister, the daughter of his father or of his mother.’  And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

23 ‘Cursed is he who lies with his mother-in-law.’  And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

24 ‘Cursed is he who strikes his neighbor in secret.’  And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

25 ‘Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to strike down an innocent person.’  And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

26 ‘Cursed is he who does not confirm the words of this law by doing them.’  And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’”   Deuteronomy 27:15-26.

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“Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.”  Galatians 3:24.

“5 Thus says the Lord,
“Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind
And makes flesh his strength,
And whose heart turns away from the Lord.
6 “For he will be like a bush in the desert
And will not see when prosperity comes,
But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness,
A land of salt without inhabitant.
7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord
And whose trust is the Lord.
8 “For he will be like a tree planted by the water,
That extends its roots by a stream
And will not fear when the heat comes;
But its leaves will be green,
And it will not be anxious in a year of drought
Nor cease to yield fruit.”  Jeremiah 17:5-8.

“10 For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a curse;  for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law, to perform them.”  11 Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident;  for, “The righteous man shall live by faith.”  12 However, the Law is not of faith;  on the contrary, “He who practices them shall live by them.”  13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”— 14 in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”  Galatians 3:10-14.

Which doctrine is more consistent to trusting in the Lord? 

Other doctrine which continually focuses on man and man’s alleged free-will?

Or, Reformed Doctrine which continually focuses on God and God’s work from “Unconditional Election”, “Limited Atonement”, “Irresistible Grace”, and “Preservation of the Saints”, the “U”, “L”, “I”, and “P” of “TULIP”, the Five Points of Calvinism, the Reformed Doctrine of Salvation?

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