Tuesday, April 19, 2016

He Said That He Would

Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
All God's hosts together, praise him;
praise him, sun and moon on high;
praise him stars, and highest heavens;
praise him, waters in the sky.
Let all praise the Name, the Lord's Name:
they were made at his command;
and, by his decree established,
they forevermore will stand.
 —Psalm 148:2b-6 (Tune: Beecher 87.87. D)
My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will pluck them out of my hand.
—John 10:27-28
Here is the security of Christ's sheep: they are in his hands; that is, in his possession and he grasps them, as someone holds a thing in their hand and says, It is mine. Neither shall any take them away from being under his protection. Never shall they be plucked away from Christ. When he says this, he pledges his honor to preserve them; for if it could be that one were plucked out of his hand, then would the devils in hell rejoice and say, He could not keep them. He said that he would, but he could not. We have managed to pluck this one, or that one, out of the pierced hand of their Redeemer. But such a horrible exultation shall never be heard throughout the ages of eternity.
 —Charles Spurgeon, Dec. 29, 1889
Imprint upon my heart, O Lord, that because I belong to you, no one can pluck me from your hand; and because I fear you I need fear no other...
 —A New Zealand Prayer Book (alt.)
Allow the above to help guide your own confession, praise, thanksgiving, and/or petition.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
 —Matthew 6:9-13

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