Issue #644 ~ December 28, 2020

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In the Shadow of Your Wings
"I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills [his purpose] for me."
Psalm 57:2
"He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me; Selah God sends his love and his faithfulness."
Psalm 57:3

Verse 2: "I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills [his purpose] for me."

David describes his prayer as a "cry" here in verse 2. He characterizes God in 2 ways: (1) "God Most High" and (2) "God, who fulfills [his purpose] for me."

Philippians 1:6: "For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus" (NASB).

Ephesians 2:10: "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them" (NASB).

Psalm 138:8: "The Lord will fulfill [his purpose] for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever - do not abandon the works of your hands" (NIV).

I'm sure David is asking the question, "Does Jesus really care?" The answer is Yes! He has cared enough in the past to provide salvation through the gift of His Son. He does care for us in the present in that He intercedes continuously for us before the throne of God. He will manifest that care in the future day when we dwell in that mansion of glory and participate in His glorious kingdom.

Verse 3: "He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me; Selah God sends his love and his faithfulness."

Here in verse 3 we have true answered prayer "He sends from heaven."

There are 3 things God does here in response to David's prayer: (1) "He sends" - that is, His sovereignty - receiving David and "rebuking those who hotly pursue [him]": (2) "He...sends his love"; and (3) "He sends...his faithfulness."

Matthew 26:53: "Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?" (NASB).

Does the Lord really care? You better believe that He cares! "He sends from heaven" the resources to not only "save" us but to rebuke "those who hotly pursue [us]."

"He sends", along with the sovereign intervention, "his love and his faithfulness."

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Praises & Prayer Requests

1.  Pray: He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. Psalm 145:19 (NASB)

2.  Pray: "For I tell you, that this which is written must be fulfilled in Me, 'And He was numbered with transgressors'; for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment." Luke 15:37 (NASB)

3.  Praise: O Lord, Thou art my God; I will exalt Thee, I will give thanks to Thy name; For Thou hast worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness. Isaiah 25:1 (NASB)

4.  Praise: For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 100:5 (NASB)

5.  Praise: ...that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ Himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Colossians 2:2, 3 (NASB)
Let's conclude our moments of meditation by worshiping the Lord and singing "Moment by Moment":
Never a trial that He is not there,
Never a burden that He doth not bear;
Never a sorrow that He doth not share,
Moment by moment, I'm under His care.

Never a heartache and never a groan,
Never a teardrop and never a moan;
Never a danger, but there on the throne,
Moment by moment, He thinks of His own.

Moment by moment I'm kept in His love;
Moment by moment I've life from above;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) 

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