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The Safest Place
March 18, 2017, 10:55 pm
Filed under: Searching for our Savior in His book

Psalm 27:5 states “For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.”
The pavilion was a tent in the middle of the camp used as the tabernacle, a place of worship and offerings. During battles the king would use it and surround it with soldiers, making it safe from a human point of view. But the verse mentions “the secret of His tabernacle” which is most likely a reference to the holy of holies. Here I think the writer is using this as a metaphor. The safest place in the nation was the holy of holies, which was considered the dwelling place of Jehovah’s presence. The only person to enter this place was the high priest and He would do so only once a year. Yet the place was thought to be filled with the glory of God all the time. So this was the safest place to be hidden, in the presence of God. In the New Testament, we are said to be in the “hand of the Father” and no one can pluck us out. We are in the safest place possible, in Christ! God is so good.



Who Holds Everything Together?
March 15, 2017, 3:18 am
Filed under: Searching for our Savior in His book

Colossians 1:17 “And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.” A simple verse but so deep! Jesus was there before anything was made! But look at this part, “. . . and by Him all things consist!” All things, and all things means “ALL THINGS” are held together because of Jesus. If He did not exist, nothing would exist. Jesus the Christ, the Preeminent One is the controlling, cohesive”glue” of the universe. He holds everything together! So when we understand this, when we live this, casting our cares on Him makes so much sense. Becoming a living sacrifice is so practical! The question to ask, “Is He keeping my life together today?



Walking in One Who Is!
March 12, 2017, 9:38 pm
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“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him.” (Col. 2:6)
I love to read verses in multiple versions to try to understand them better. Started this back at Piedmont when I was a student. Sometimes a verse will come alive when I can understand it as the Holy Spirit makes me understand what is being said. This verse is a challenge to continue walking with Christ in the amazing adventure He takes us on. Here’s what I really love, on this journey, Christ is in me, transforming me to be like Him. Notice what else He does as we follow. See the words “rooted and built up in Him. As we walk with Him, our roots grow down deeply in Christ and we will be built on a strong foundation. The foundation? Christ in you, the hope of glory!
So today, walk with Him. Even better, remember I am crucified with Christ and the life I now live is because Christ lives in me!