Wednesday, January 21, 2009

God's Promises: Tuesday

Shame; Lying; Slander & Reproach; Anger; Guilt; Enemies; Prisoners, Loneliness; Worry; and Pride. From the NKJV.

Shame: Psalm 119:6: "Then I would not be ashamed, when I look inot all Your commandments."
When we follow the commandments of the Lord, we will not have a reason to be ashamed when we see His sweet face.

Lying: Leviticus 19:12: "And you shall not swear by My name falsely, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the Lord."

Slander & Reproach: 1 Peter 4:14: "If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified."
When we are being cursed for being a believer, we are blessed with the Holy Spirit and He is glorified because of it. The person cursing us is cursing the Lord and is sinning. We are glorifiying the Lords name with our belief.

Anger: Nehemiah 9:17: "They refused to obey, and they were not mindful of Your wonders that You did among them. But they hardened their necks, and thier rebellion they appointed a leader to return to their bondage. But You are God, ready to pardon, greacious and merciful, slow to anger, abundant in kindness, and did not forsake them."
What a loving God we have. We can be stubborn, angry, etc. and He still loves us and forgives us when we repent of our sins. Notice how it says, "slow to anger." This is what we should practice/work on to be more Christ like, "slow to anger."

Guilt: Isaiah 55:7: "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him retrun to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundntly pardon."
Again, we must repent, ask for forgiveness. When we do this, we are forgiven (pardoned) by the Lord for all and this enables us to let go of our guilt.

Enemies: Isaiah 62:8: "The Lord has sworn by His right hand and by the arm of His strength; 'Surely I will no longer give your grain as food for your enemies; and the sons of the foreigner shall not drink your new wine, for which you have labored."
He's always looking out for us!

Prisoners: Dueteronomy 30:4: "If any of you are driven out to the farthest parts under heaven, from there the Lord your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you."
You are never alone no matter what.

Loneliness: Isaiah 58:9: "then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, 'Here I am.' If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness."
For if you obey Him, He is always there to pick you back up. You are never alone.

Worry: Psalm 46:1-3: "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the seas 3 Though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling."
Isn't it nice to know that there really is no need for worry, as God has it all under control no matter the situation. After all, our lives are already planned out.

Pride: Isaiah 5:21: "Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
So as long as we are careful with what we do, and stay on the path God has given us we will be well kept and nd taken care of.

2 comments:

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Amen to this, Tammy. The Lord is greatly blessed with your blog.

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Thank you for the kind words Grace. It is all to glorify Him.

Blessings to you Grace!