"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: January 17

"Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering. He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds: and the cloud is not rent under them. He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his could upon it. He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end. The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof. He divideth the seas with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud. By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent. Lo these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? But the thunder of his power who can understand?" ~ Job 26:6-14
These are only "parts of his ways"! Even in the face of the magnificent failure of these words to contain Him as He is, we tremble and hold back and refuse to act as though we believe that this God who "divideth the sea with his power" is powerful enough to change our minds. If he is powerful enough to create the human mind, doesn't it make sense that He is also powerful enough to transform it? Can we trust God with our minds? Or do we need to remain victims of our wrong thought habits? We must decide once and for all that we do not. And once we have decided, then we must also choose. We must choose to believe once and for all, that the crucified and risen follower of a crucified and risen Lord need not remain a victim of anything. He has already become a victim for us on Calvary's Cross. We can be victors in all things. Even in our thoughts. We can be free if we choose to be. For Jesus Himself said: "If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed!" "Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering. ... my substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth."

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