Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | June 17, 2015

“I will dwell among the sons of Israel, and will not forsake My people Israel.”

Today’s devotion comes from 1 Kings Chapter 6.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Kings+6&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“Now the word of the Lord came to Solomon saying, “Concerning this house which you are building, if you will walk in My statutes and execute My ordinances and keep all My commandments by walking in them, then I will carry out My word with you which I spoke to David your father.  I will dwell among the sons of Israel, and will not forsake My people Israel.”  1 Kings 6:11-13.

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Here is our LORD.

I will build My house.  “And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.”  Revelation 21:2.  “And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God.  Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper.”  Revelation 21:10-11.

“… I will build My church;  and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.”  Matthew 16:18.  “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;  for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”  1 Peter 2:9-10.

“I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.”  Ezekiel 36:27.

“I will dwell among the sons of Israel, and will not forsake My people Israel.”  Verse 13.  “And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death;  there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain;  the first things have passed away.”  Revelation 21:3-4.

Which doctrine knows our LORD better? 

Other doctrine which focuses on man, man’s alleged free-will, and what man can do and will do?  Whose lord is only a reactor to what man does? 

Or, Reformed Doctrine which focuses on the LORD, His absolute sovereignty, and His willingness to initiate and do all the things to fully accomplish man’s salvation such as stated in the Scripture quoted in today’s devotion?    

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