Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | May 12, 2016

“But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; … they take refuge in Him.”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm 37:35-40.

35 I have seen a wicked, violent man
Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.
36 Then he passed away, and lo, he was no more;
I sought for him, but he could not be found.
37 Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright;
For the man of peace will have a posterity.
38 But transgressors will be altogether destroyed;
The posterity of the wicked will be cut off.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord;
He is their strength in time of trouble.
40 The Lord helps them and delivers them;
He delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
Because they take refuge in Him.”    Psalm 37:35-40.

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Whose salvation is truly from the LORD?

Who truly takes refuge in Him?

The one who clings to his own wisdom and his own alleged free-will to obey the Law or to choose Christ?

Or, the one, who recognizing his own “Total Depravity”, clings to the LORD alone (his refuge) to provide all that he needs for salvation from the LORD’s “Unconditional Election” to the LORD’s  “Limited Atonement” to the LORD’s “Irresistible Grace” to the LORD’s  “Preservation of the Saints”, the “U”, “L”, “I”, and “P” of “TULIP”, the Five Points of Calvinism, the Reformed Doctrine of Salvation?

Salvation belongs to the Lord;
Your blessing be upon Your people!  Selah.”  Psalm 3:8.

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