Sunday, August 13, 2017

Second Sunday Meditation: Resting In His Righteousness

"And the Lord said,
My Presence shall go with you,
and I will give you rest."
Exodus 33:14

The Better Part
Simon Dewey

Keep and protect me, O God for
in You have I found refuge, and in You
do I put my trust and hide myself.

I say to the Lord, You are my Lord;
I have no good beside or beyond You.

As for the godly, the saints, who are in the land,
they are the excellent, the noble, and the glorious,
in whom is all my delight.

Their sorrows shall be multiplied who choose another god;
their drink offerings of blood will I not offer or take
their names upon my lips.

The Lord is my chosen and assigned portion, my cup;
You hold and maintain my lot.

The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
yes, I have a good heritage.

I will bless the Lord, Who has given me counsel;
yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons.

I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is
at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad and my glory, my inner self,
rejoices; my body too shall rest and confidently dwell in safety.

For You will not abandon me to Sheol, the place of the dead,
neither will You suffer Your Holy One, to see corruption.

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is the 
fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 16

Overlooking the Sea of Galilee

"For David says in regard to Him,
 I saw the Lord constantly before me,
 for He is at my right hand 
that I may not be shaken
or overthrown or cast down 
from my secure and happy state.
Therefore my heart rejoiced
 and my tongue exulted exceedingly;
moreover, my flesh also
 will dwell in hope, 
will encamp, pitch its tent,
 and dwell in hope
 in anticipation of the resurrection.
He, (David) forseeing this,
 spoke by foreknowledge of the
resurrection of the Messiah,
 that He was not deserted in death
and left in Hades,
 the state of departed spirits,
 nor did His body know 
decay or see destruction. 
This Jesus God raised up, 
and of that all we,
 His disciples, are witnesses."
Acts 2:25,26,27,31,32

"And the effect of righteousness 
will be peace, internal and external, 
and the result of righteousness will
be quietness and confident trust forever.
My people shall dwell in peaceable habitation,
in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting places."
Isaiah 33:17-18

Meadow in the Golan Heights

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