Psalm 123-125

“Those who trust in the Lord are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.” (125:1)

I love that picture. Steadfast and immovable. That’s the way I want to be, don’t you? I want to trust in my Lord so completely that nothing which comes my way throws me off.

It all has to do with how we view Him and our relationship with Him. If we see Him as a God way out in space who is always doing strange things, then there is no way we can develop our trust. (Unfortunately, that’s the way many think of God). However, if we see Him as he really is – a God who loves us and only wants the best for us, we will develop our relationship with Him and learn to trust Him.

Every day we should be spending time with our Creator. As we pray and read the Word, our eyes are opened to the truth. Our Father will lead us to certain scriptures and talk to us about our lives and our challenges. He will be our daily guide, taking the journey with us – showing us what to avoid and what to embrace.

Only when we can walk with our God day by day can we develop the trust which makes us immovable.

I want to have that close walk with my Lord all the days of my life.

I Corinthians 10:1-13

“If any man thinks he stands, let him take heed lest he fall.”(V. 12)

The Old Testament Jews are to be an example for us. They all had manna given to them on a daily basis. They had a rock which followed them, giving them water as they needed it. (And the rock was Christ). They all experienced God’s hand opening the Red Sea, allowing them to walk through on dry ground. They all experienced the cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night which led the Jews through the wilderness.

Yet most of them still didn’t believe God. They were afraid of the giants in their new land. They acted immorally, they grumbled and complained, they made an idol to worship, and they tried the Lord in every way. They just didn’t believe the Lord and didn’t take Him at His word – after all that He had done.

Now it’s our turn. In our generation we are surrounded by those who don’t believe – just as the Jews were. Are we going to let their thinking affect us? Are we going to be swayed away from believing our God?

Let’s make sure that we don’t fall as they did in the wilderness. Let’s make sure that we study the Word and talk to God regularly – and believe Him.

Let’s stand strong – and see our Father’s hand work all around us.