Monday, March 05, 2012


"He knows our frame, he remembers that we are dust" Psalm 103:14
Whoever you are, you are baseborn until born again. The same blood runs in your veins with the beggar in the street Acts 17:26. . We enter and leave the world alike; as one is not made of finer earth, so he does not disintegrate into purer dust.
If such is the composition of all flesh, why place your faith in any man? Do not trust in princes; they cannot keep their crowns on their own heads, nor their heads on their own shoulders. Neither trust in wise men, whose designs so often recoil upon themselves. Man's carnal wisdom may predict whatever it likes, but God turns the wheel and brings forth His own providence regardless. Nor trust too much in spiritual leaders. They, too, are flesh, and their judgment is not infallible. The holy man's mistake may lead you astray, and though he repents, you may go on and perish. Trust not in any man-- not even yourself. "He is a fool," the wise man said, "who trusts his heart."
Just as you should not trust in the flesh, neither should you be afraid of the flesh. You have seen what a rusty bucket it is, how subject to decay. This was David's resolve: "I will not fear what flesh can do unto me Psalm 56:4.. If you are a Christian, what is there to fear? You have no life to lose if you have already given yourself to Christ. And while God has not promised immunity from suffering, He has undertaken to bear your losses and pay you a hundredfold, though your reward may not come until another world.
One more comforting thought. Is man mere flesh? Our heavenly Father knows it and makes allowances for our weakness: "He knows our frame, He remembers that we are dust" Psalm 103:14.  When you begin to faint under the weight of duty or temptation, God rushes to you as a mother to her distraught child, revives you with His own sweet breath, and will not let your spirit die.”
We have the amazing truth that Jesus alone is the way to the father and creator of all. Turn your heart to Him He is waiting! 

Quoted material from, ”The Christian in Complete Armour Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare” by Gurnall and James S Bell.

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