"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, May 15, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: May 15

"The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant" ~ Psalm 25:14
What is the "secret of the Lord"?  As in all of the Christian life, there is a "secret" on both sides. This is true because there are two wonderfully balanced sides to reckon with in all things pertaining to victorious living. There is God's side. And there is our side.

As we shared in our "red stone" verses, we looked at God's side. We gazed in awe at His love, His unending mercy, His longsuffering which is our salvation (2 Peter 3:15). And we looked deeper to see that this life which is God's has come to dwell within our lives if we have received Him there by faith.  God's side then is to be Himself in us.  Our side is to let Him be Himself in us.

Perhaps we could say that the "secret" on God's side is the very fact of His presence within us. Giving us all we ever need for every minute of our lives. Then we could say, as we look into this "blue stone" verse above, that from our side, "the secret of the LORD" is obedience? The word "fear" here implies trust to me [Eugenia Price, the author]. Trust enough in His character to obey when He speaks.

Those who have tried the obedient life, know that it is true that "... he will show them his covenant." It is a lovely secret between you and God. In another delightful aspect, it is ---

".... Your life ... hid with Christ in God."

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