13 February 2014

{a walk through} psalm 93

in his belt

Reading through this Psalm, I was reminded of back in the fall when I talked about the idea of having a belt of truth to wear each day.

How the truth we believe in, as scripture tells us in Ephesians, is like a belt - that it physically holds up out pants! It holds us together. It keeps us from having our pants fall down on us.

As in, when we’re in a moment of temptation, the truth we know keeps our pants on, it helps us say no to sin and yes to faithfulness.

When we are tempted to worry, we can consider the lilies of the field, how our Father cares for them, and how He cares for us. (Matthew 6)

When we are tempted to be rude, we can remember that we are to throw off the former things and put the things of Christ. (Colossians 3).

When we are tempted to take things into our own hands and not trust the Lord, we can remember that a man might make plans but the Lord establishes what actually happens (Proverbs 16).

When we are tempted to withhold forgiveness and sit in our bitterness, we can remember that we are to forgive (Matthew 18), and also that Christ bore the wrath of God for our sins and forgave us while on the cross (Luke 23) and that should remind us that we had better not be withholding forgiveness.

I'm really grateful that God has given a big 'ol book filled with truth and wisdom. And I'm thankful to walk through these Psalms each week, hopefully learning just a little bit more all the time.