Wednesday, June 3, 2020

"Sacrifice and Trust"

“Sacrifice and Trust”

Offer sacrifices in righteousness and trust in the LORD.     Psalm 4:5

We need, from the get-go, to REMEMBER that the Lord God, Almighty, has chosen the RIGHTEOUS FAITHFUL for Himself, and His ear is turned to their voice, and He hears them and will act, ACCORDING to His will.  The Psalmist says: “Be angry and do NOT SIN;” meaning to TREMBLE or SHAKE in fear of the LORD, and STOP sinning or REBELING against Him.  And go to bed, and REFLECT in your HEART, with a STILL, QUIET spirit, meditate DEEPLY on this.

Then offer the RIGHT SACRIFICES to the LORD, and TRUST in HIM.  The sacrifices we should offer is that of OURSELVES.  We are to TOTALLY SURRENDER our ENTIRE BEING to Him, and do WHATEVER He desires of us.  And we are to TOTALLY put our ENTIRE TRUST in Him.  If you have GIVEN yourself to Him, then you NO LONGER belong to yourself, but you BELONG to HIM.

What does all this mean?  In verse eight, the Psalmist tells us that; “When I lie down, I go to SLEEP in PEACE; You ALONE, O LORD, keep me PERFECTLY SAFE.”  Our GREAT Nation is experiencing some very TUMULTUOUS times, right now, but BECAUSE of God’s AMAZING GRACE and His ABUNDANT MERCY, we, who belong to Him, can LAY down in our beds, at night, and SLEEP, because we have TOTAL TRUST in Him.  And we have that PEACE that passes ALL understanding. We have that PEACE, because of His UNFAILING LOVE that He gives to us, through the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE of His ONE and ONLY SON, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.  Do you possess that PEACE?

If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you cannot experience that kind of PEACE.  Because of your CONTINUAL REJECTION of His SON, Jesus, and the SACRIFICE He made for your REDEMPTION, you are headed for an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after you’re there.  BUT you are NOW given another OPPORTUNITY to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  And BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and offer Him the SACRIFICE of YOURSELF, and TOTALLY TRUST Him to give you His PEACE in the midst of your crisis. And to give you an ETERNAL HOME in Heaven, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!  

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