Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | April 21, 2016

“Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm chapter 28.

“To You, O Lord, I call;
My rock, do not be deaf to me,
For if You are silent to me,
I will become like those who go down to the pit.
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You for help,
When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.
Do not drag me away with the wicked
And with those who work iniquity,
Who speak peace with their neighbors,
While evil is in their hearts.
Requite them according to their work and according to the evil of their practices;
Requite them according to the deeds of their hands;
Repay them their recompense.
Because they do not regard the works of the Lord
Nor the deeds of His hands,
He will tear them down and not build them up.

Blessed be the Lord,
Because He has heard the voice of my supplication.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart exults,
And with my song I shall thank Him.
The Lord is their strength,
And He is a saving defense to His anointed.
Save Your people and bless Your inheritance;
Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.”  Psalm chapter 28.

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David was humble.  “For if You are silent to me, I will become like those who go down to the pit.”  Verse 1.

God does not love everybody.  God drags away the wicked.  Verse 3.  God even tears down those who “merely” do not regard His works.  Verse 5.

David was totally dependent on God.  Verses 7-9.

God does not save everybody, but God only saves His people.  Verse 9.

Which doctrine is more consistent with this Scripture?

Other doctrine which proudly continues to be dependent on its own works and alleged free-will?

Or, Reformed Doctrine which humbly recognizes man’s “Total Depravity” and is totally dependent on God and regards God’s works from His work of “Unconditional Election” to His work of “Limited Atonement” (limited to His people) to His work of “Irresistible Grace” to His work of “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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