Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Raising up the razed

Psalm 145:14

14 The LORD upholds all who are falling
and raises up all who are bowed down.

If God has raised it up, it can never be knocked down.

Like felled trees of the forrest that are now raised right and rooted are those to whom His grace has fallen.

Those proud, mighty oak and ancient, anchored sequoia will one day be brought low before those trees now exalted and rooted deep in the foundation of Christ. Only Christ and those in Him will stand on that final day.

The LORD upholds those who are falling. The LORD raises up all who are bowed down.

The basis of our confidence is the LORD. Not our fallings. Not our humility. Not our bowing. But the LORD who is faithful to forgive, exalt, sanctify, glorify, and use those who fall and seek mercy through humility.

Repentance and humility are meaningless if the LORD does not forgive or show mercy to the weak and meek. The LORD is salvation. The LORD is our great reward.

We only have salvation inasmuch as we have the LORD. If you have Him, you have all of salvation. There is no more. There is no less. If you have Him, you have everything.

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