Are you Satisfied in our Solitary Lord?

April 30, 2015

King David lived in a pluralistic society (as do we). All around him were gods of every description. People gave great time, energy, and riches to seek those gods, but the return was merely emptiness.

But since his childhood David had known and sought the one, true God. He had banked his hopes on the reality of Jehovah and had never been disappointed.

""I said to the Lord, 'You are my Lord; I have no good besides You.' ...the sorrows of those who have bartered for another god will be multiplied; I shall not pour out their drink offerings of blood, nor will I take their names upon my lips."" (Psalm 16:2,4)

But notice what he received because of this choice to give himself wholly to the one, true God. God provided...

  • REFUGE: “preserve me, O Lord, because I take refuge in You (vs. 1)
  • INHERITANCE: “The Lord is the portion of my cup and my inheritance (vs. 5)
  • SUPPORT: “You support my lot” (vs. 5)
  • COUNSEL: “I will bless the Lord who has counseled me, indeed my mind instructs me in the night.” (vs. 7)
  • SECURITY: “Because He is at my right hand I will not be shaken…my flesh also will dwell securely.” (vs. 8,9)
  • GLADNESS: “Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices.” (vs. 9)
  • ETERNAL LIFE: “For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol; you will not allow your Holy One to undergo decay.” (vs. 10)
  • DIRECTION: “You will make known to me the path of life.” (vs. 11)
  • FULLNESS OF JOY: In Your presence is fullness of joy” (vs. 11)
  • EVERLASTING PLEASURE: “In Your right hand are pleasures forever.” (vs. 11)

There was (and is) a condition for these blessings. David made the conscious choice to make God his LORD, i.e., his MASTER. He had deliberately forsaken every other god and idol in his life in deep pursuit of God alone.

The more we bend to his gracious Lordship the more we know of the rightness of this choice and His abundant blessings. This should not be the sole motivation for our surrender, but it is certainly the reward.




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Graceful Truth

OUR COVENANT-KEEPING GOD
God
OUR COVENANT-KEEPING GOD

January 20, 2020

Continue Reading

THE EVIDENT BLESSING OF GOD
God
THE EVIDENT BLESSING OF GOD

January 17, 2020

This beautiful account reminds us of two very important truths. First, God will meet us where we are. When we are doubting and struggling in faith, God is gracious to come and remind us (again) of His promises. And also, God is faithful. Promises He made to your ancestors that involve you will be fulfilled! And God has rich, personal promises He longs to make and accomplish in your life if you will look to Him.

Continue Reading

THE GOD WHO CAN MAKE US SUCCESSFUL
God
THE GOD WHO CAN MAKE US SUCCESSFUL

January 16, 2020

Do you desire to be successful in your daily living? Raising your family? Your work? Your whole life? The formula is simple. You don’t need another book beside the Bible. God is waiting to grant success to every man or woman who will look to Him unselfishly and give Him all the glory.

Continue Reading