Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | April 13, 2016

“O Lord, in Your strength the king will be glad, And in Your salvation how greatly he will rejoice!”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm chapter 21.

O Lord, in Your strength the king will be glad,
And in Your salvation how greatly he will rejoice!
You have given him his heart’s desire,
And You have not withheld the request of his lips.  Selah.
For You meet him with the blessings of good things;
You set a crown of fine gold on his head.
He asked life of You,
You gave it to him,
Length of days forever and ever.
His glory is great through Your salvation,
Splendor and majesty You place upon him.
For You make him most blessed forever;
You make him joyful with gladness in Your presence.

For the king trusts in the Lord,
And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken.
Your hand will find out all your enemies;
Your right hand will find out those who hate you.
You will make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger;
The Lord will swallow them up in His wrath,
And fire will devour them.
10 Their offspring You will destroy from the earth,
And their descendants from among the sons of men.
11 Though they intended evil against You
And devised a plot,
They will not succeed.
12 For You will make them turn their back;
You will aim with Your bowstrings at their faces.
13 Be exalted, O Lord, in Your strength;
We will sing and praise Your power.”    Psalm chapter 21.

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Other doctrine is focused on itself, continually anxious, because it depends on itself to contribute sufficient works, wisdom, or will to earn salvation. 

But, Reformed Doctrine is focused on the LORD and His strength, continually joyful and peaceful, because it trusts the LORD to provide all that it needs for salvation.

Other doctrine does not enjoy the good things, continually anxious, because it depends on itself to get and keep them.

But, Reformed Doctrine does enjoy the good things, continually joyful and peaceful, because it trusts the LORD that they are gifts and blessings flowing from the grace of the LORD.

Other doctrine anxiously looks at events that threaten and trouble and then anxiously considers what it should do.  

But, Reformed Doctrine remains focused on the LORD and joyfully and peacefully trusts Him for what He promised in His word that He has done and will do for His elect.   


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