"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, December 18, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: December 17

"Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously" ~ 1 Peter 2:23

Many of the tiny crevices of an opal hold varying amounts of miosture which causes the brilliance of the "fire" in the stones.

Living water is contained in all of God's Word. We see it clearly, adding to the "fire" in the opal-like fragment at the top of this page. When we begin to be held by the dynamic of Christian behavior, we see the "fire" and take it to our hearts for further cleansing.

Christmas preparation at your house or the mad, scramble of Christmas shopping at the store where you work, or shop, will give you excellent opportunities to take the fire of this little fragment into your own heart. To find out how much you resemble the One who indwells your body during your time of stress and strain.

When you are reviled, do you revile again?

When you are caused to suffer, from tired, aching feet, or a tired, aching heart, what do you do? Do you threaten?

When someone pushes you on the subway or the train or the buss or crowds you to the curb in your car, after a long hectic day, do you push back? Does something in you stamp down on the foot that stamped down on yours getting off that packed elevator? Do you revile? Do you threaten? Or have you learned the lovely secret of the Son, "who committed himself to him [to the Father] that judgeth righteously"?

Only He knows about the person who stepped on you. Only He knows about you. Commit yourself to Him "that judgeth righteously."

"He careth for you."

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