Posted by: joyandfaith | March 26, 2012

Abide, Not Slide

Psalm 26:1 “Judge me, O Lord; for I have walked in my integrity:I have trusted in the Lord; therefore I shall not slide.

In these hectic days, with everything in the world so chaotic, it is sometimes difficult to find the time for proper devotion. Our time with the Lord is the most vital and important time in our days, yet how much do we devote to Him?   We need to meditate on the beauty of the Lord, His mercy, His grace, Calvary and salvation, that empty tomb that justifies us, and the thrill of actually being indwelt by His Holy Spirit. We should go frequently to the throne in our hearts to worship Him. We need to pray for revival in each individual Christian. Then it will inevitably follow that our nation will be reminded of its roots. 

With Easter so close, and next Sunday being Palm Sunday, let’s be sure we remember what He did for us. How swiftly the crowd singing Hosanna and laying down palm branches turned into a mob demanding His death. With what futility Pilate washed his hands! On the Christian map of life, our north star is that cross on Calvary. Also, never forget that empty tomb, and the angel’s reminder: “He is not here, for He is risen, as He said.” Hallelujah!

The Lord instructs us: “Abide in Me, and I in you.” (John 15:4a) As long as we stay in close communion with our Lord, abiding in Him, He will keep us from sliding. Our opening Psalm of David ends with the way to do it. Verse 12: “My foot stands in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the Lord.”

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