Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | October 9, 2017

“The LORD is my portion”

Today’s devotion comes from Lamentations chapter 4.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Lamentations+4&version=NASB

I quote only the following verse.

“The Lord has accomplished His wrath,
He has poured out His fierce anger;
And He has kindled a fire in Zion
Which has consumed its foundations.”  Lamentations 4:11.

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There were no wise men left.

“The presence of the Lord has scattered them,
He will not continue to regard them;
They did not honor the priests,
They did not favor the elders.”  Verse 16.

There were no mighty men left.

“Our pursuers were swifter
Than the eagles of the sky;
They chased us on the mountains,
They waited in ambush for us in the wilderness.”  Verse 19.

There were no rich men left.

“The tongue of the infant cleaves
To the roof of its mouth because of thirst;
The little ones ask for bread,
But no one breaks it for them.”  Verse 4.

Other doctrine has no one and nothing left to whom to cling, no disciples to proudly show off what man’s work and man’s will can accomplish. 

But, Reformed Doctrine has the LORD and can cling to Him even when it only sees His wrath, knowing that the LORD delights in justice and righteously accomplishes His wrath.  And, Reformed Doctrine knows that the LORD also delights in lovingkindness and exercises it.

Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;  but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth;  for I delight in these things,” declares the Lord.”  Jeremiah 9:23-24.

24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I have hope in Him.”
25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the person who seeks Him.
26 It is good that he waits silently
For the salvation of the Lord.”  Lamentations 3:24-26.

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