Perspective

October 21, 2013


Pray For MY HOPE

Pray For MY HOPE

SCRIPTURE

I trust in the Lord, so why did you tell me to run and hide?
Why did you say, “Fly like a bird to your mountain?”

Psalm 11:1, ERV

QUOTE

Perspective makes all the difference in the world.

~Yaakov

COMMENTARY

After David initial encounter with Saul’s rage, some of his friends advised him to flee to the mountains for refuge. David mildly rebukes his friends because he sees flight as an act of cowardice and David is no coward. He reminds his friends that the LORD is in his holy temple [heaven]. The Lord sits on his throne in heaven. He sees everything that happens. He watches people closely. The Lord examines those who are good and those who are wicked; He hates those who enjoy hurting others. David sees the sovereignty of God and he is fully convinced that God sees him in his circumstance. The sun is greater in mass than any mountain but it is possible for the mountain to block our view of the sun. It all depends on where we are standing. David took a step back so he could see the bigger picture and he saw God on His throne.

We may not be tempted to flee to the mountains but we are tempted to hide; to blend in to the worldly landscape and so avoid the reproach of Christ. I think the greatest temptation facing Christians in our culture is to become friends with the world and to allow them to press us into their mold.

EXTRA

When I walked in last night, I thought wow, there must be something going on that I don’t know about. I think there are 17 up front singing and some did not come up and four got there too late to sing. We had right at 25 children in the service last night and of course we always have a gang of youth. Vellene is having surgery today at DGH. We will be working on MY HOPE at the office. I am planning to host or work with others in hosting three MY HOPE parties, one on Thursday, Friday and then again on Sunday night. I need you to pray. Some of you did well the first of last week but you let up. You cannot let up! Pray is the key. Follow MY HOPE on Twitter. Do whatever you have to do to keep it in the forefront of your mind.

Kids For Christ

Kids For Christ

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