“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.” - Psalm 125:1
When we fail to stand on what’s right, we show our lack of faith. If I don’t believe that God will uphold the right, I’m likely to cave in to “social pressure.”
Like Peter walking on the water, if I get my eyes off of Jesus, I’m likely to give in to fear and focus on the dangers, both real and imagined. I’ll be shaken from my solid base of confidence by the threats that the devil, the world and my own sinful flesh are constantly going on about. But if I believe God’s Word and trust in Him, I can weather any storm.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful...
1 Corinthians 13:4-5
What can move me away from love? The same thing; a lack of trust in God. If I believe that God will work through me by His Holy Spirit, ministering to the other’s hurting heart in His “more excellent way,” I am free to keep on loving the one who irritates me, disappoints me, or fails to reciprocate my love. I can be like Jesus to him; a solid rock of “agape” love.
But if I get my eyes off of Jesus I start to think that I need to make them do the right thing. I forget that I’m not the Holy Spirit and start to think it’s my job to straighten them out.
Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. Lord Jesus, keep my eyes on Your promises. I trust that You will work through me to bring healing to Your precious, wounded children. Let others see You in me. Meet the needs of their hearts with the gifts that only You can give, through me. Amen. Pastor Dan Giles