Friday, May 10, 2024

Orange Moon Friday, May 10, 2024 "Someone To Trust"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…

(Thanks to Scott and Herb for inspiration on this one)

"Someone To Trust"


   "Anything that furthers His exaltation of the Lord Jesus furthers our best interests." 

     Because God is completely good, He can be completely trusted.

    "The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and holy in all His works" (Psalm 145:17).

    "Trust in the Lord with all thy heart" (Proverbs 3:5).

    Someone exists who "cannot lie" (Titus 1:2).  Someone exists whose personal character and moral nature are so perfectly pure that He can only be who He is, and only do that which accords with His glorious being.  Someone exists, whose Word contains "exceeding great and precious promises," all of which have already come to pass, or will come to pass.  "All the promises of God in Christ are yea" (II Peter 1:4; II Corinthians 1:20).  Someone exists who promises complete devotion to our well being, and whose every administration and allowance "work together for good to them that love God" (Romans 8:13).  The chronicle of faithfulness could go on and of this Someone so wondrously devoted to the nature of goodness that comprises the very essence of His being.  "God is love" (I John 4:16).

    We must make the promises personal.  Someone exists, whom you and I can trust.  About our past.  Our future.  Our present.  About this moment, whatever it may hold of blessedness, challenge, or the everyday issues of life as we find them, and as they find us.  Unto a race of beings who exist to "live by faith," no truth should more fill or thrill our hearts (Romans 1:17).  Yes, in this moment and forevermore, Someone exists who can and will only do that which is best for us because in His heart and His way,  He is "for us" (Romans 8:31).

    Most importantly, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ speaks by His Word and His Spirit to affirm His devotion to our well being as it relates to the Lord Jesus.  He promises to act in our lives in accordance with the glory of His Son, "the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Ephesians 3:11).  He could make no better promise to us because anything that furthers His exaltation of the Lord Jesus furthers our best interests.  This explains His administrations and allowances of difficulty as well as delight.  Most of all, it assures us of how trustworthy He is.   Indeed, the One who so loves us does not take pleasure in our pains (Psalm 86:15).  If, however, suffering best fulfills our needs as they relate to the Lord Jesus, our Father will not sentimentally alter His purpose.  He loves us far too dearly for that.  Thus, we find Someone to trust without reserve in all things.  "Whom the Lord loveth, He chasteneth and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth… We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God" (Hebrews 12:6; Acts 14:22).

     There is Someone to trust.  Perfect goodness beckons our hearts to cast themselves with utter abandon on the living and true God of the Bible.  He will not let us down because the truth of the matter shines as brightest of all stars, the truth that no one has ever trusted the God and Father of the Lord Jesus and been disappointed for doing so.  And no one ever will.

"And I saw Heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True."

(Psalm 19;11)

Weekly Memory Verse

   Walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh." 

(Galatians 5:16)


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