Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | March 31, 2016

“I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever. I will give You thanks forever, because You have done it”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm chapter 13.

“How long, O Lord?  Will You forget me forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?
2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul,
Having sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long will my enemy be exalted over me?

3 Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,
4 And my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
And my adversaries will rejoice when I am shaken.

But I have trusted in Your lovingkindness;
My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
6 I will sing to the Lord,
Because He has dealt bountifully with me.”    Psalm chapter 13.

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“Return to your rest, O my soul,
For the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.”  Psalm 116:7.

“10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
But he who trusts in the Lord, lovingkindness shall surround him.
11 Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous ones;
And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.”  Psalm 32:10-11.

“8 But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.
I will give You thanks forever, because You have done it,
And I will wait on Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your godly ones.”  Psalm 52:8-9.

Other doctrine tries to earn God’s lovingkindness whether by works or by will.

Reformed Doctrine trusts and rests in God’s lovingkindness.

Other doctrine anxiously tries to just do it and is thankful for what it thinks that it contributes to obtain and secure its own salvation.

But, Reformed Doctrine rejoices and gives thanks to God forever for His salvation, because He has done it from His “Unconditional Election” to His “Limited Atonement” to His “Irresistible Grace” to His “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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