"O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard: Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved. For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins. Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place." (Psalms 66:8-12)
Today’s Morsel: One of my favorite songs is “Thank God for the Blood.” One of the verse says, “We cannot know, we may not tell how we are saved from death and hell; through faith we know that all is well, He took our sins away.” That’s for sure. We don’t know why we go through some of the things that we go through heading to the Promise Land. Israel wondered the same thing. The psalmist said that they were tried, tested, afflicted, ensnared, and in some cases defeated by their enemies. And yet God still brought them to that place He had promised. I picture this as the church, which we are. We are going to face things in our lives because we are in a warfare. We have an enemy and sadly sometimes he does take some of us out. But we know that there is a promise to those who endure to the end. So don’t be discouraged, and don’t allow your afflictions to hinder your progression. Hold on. We win! Continue thanking Him for the blood!
Sing: Thank God for the blood, thank God for the blood, thank God, for the blood that washes white as snow.
Thought For Today: Don’t allow your afflictions to hinder your progression. (Parker)