"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

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: February 18

“Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known” ~ Matthew 10:26
This “clear stone” verse splits into many hidden meanings. Some of which most of us might not grasp. But one “depth” lights up to me [Eugenia Price, the author] as I read what Christ spoke before and after this verse, and so I have put it in our collection of “clear stones” because it is to me, at least, an unexpected meaning. And it does “cut right through” much of the cause for hurt feelings among us. When someone criticizes us or otherwise cuts us with a remark or an action, it seems to me Jesus is saying: “Fear them not: … for there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed.” In other words, if we are being accused unjustly, God will take care of revealing it. We must let the full light of Calvary fall upon ourselves in the matter, of course, and let the Holy Spirit show us who is right and who is wrong in the particular situation. Perhaps there are degrees of right and wrong on both sides. We must face this too. But the beginning of our victory in the situation, whether we are right or wrong, is to remember that “nothing is covered” with God. Not even your aching heart. He cares very much about the whole thing which is causing you pain right now. Hear Jesus say: “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.” Not only will the Father know when the sparrow falls, Jesus says the sparrow will not fall without the Father. He’ll be there. So He is there in this thing with your right now. Caring with His tender heart.
“… I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.”

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