The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. (Revelation 22:21)
So sweet is the breathe of the holy Scriptures. All praise, honor and glory be unto Almighty God! Jesus and Jesus alone can give you the peace, comfort, happiness and joy sought after by all mankind. Yes, all mankind. However, so many are mixed up in their receiving of the same. Some seek it in fleshly desires. Others in a self righteous, self-willed environment. Still there are many whose appetite will only be satisfied through the ruling over of others. As we embrace this scripture, a reservoir of enlightenment concludes, "that Jesus and Jesus only can provide complete contentment." Let's take a close look.
First of all, this is the last verse in the Bible. There are so many other closing statements that could have been written. However, here Father God chooses once again to establish that Jesus is the only way, truth and life. Always fulfilling, always comforting, always echoing that he wants you to succeed with God.Here, Jesus extends his personal grace to us. Now grace means, "having favor with God." Therefore, God's holy word concludes that he not only wants you and I to succeed; but has already given us the same favor with himself that Jesus had. Can you imagine that! You may say, "not for me." So let's judge for ourselves. The last two words are ALL and AMEN. Praise the Lord!
Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established. (Proverb 16:3)
Can this be? Are we expected to have the Lord always in our mind; to so influence our thoughts to the point that we will see their reality? In the book of Isaiah, we can read this: that if our mind is stayed on the Lord, he will keep us in perfect peace. (Isaiah 26:3)
There seems to be two kinds of work in existence; the work of this world and the work of the Lord. Jesus was asked, how does one do the work of the Lord? His answer was this, "This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.(John 6:29)
So, here is found our commitment to all our works under the sun; that as we perform any task that our minds are stayed on Jesus. In purity, in hope and love; revealing the reality of Almighty God's created purpose. Our thoughts will be transferred into our work for all the world to see. Can you imagine that? Praise the Lord!
When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. (Proverb 16:7)
Good morning in the sweet matchless name of Jesus. Although I am not here this morning in the natural, my thoughts will certainly be; along with my spirit.
When surface reading this proverb, the words enemies and peace seem to capture the center ring of our attention. Of course, doesn't everyone have enemies? On the other hand, peace is a commodity most desired and probably the most lacking in such relationships; but let's go beneath the surface.
As we travel into our inner man, our soulish pallet is offered this feast of paramount proportions; we can please the Lord! Yes, that is right! You and I can please God! All of the obstacles in our life will pale to this reality; that it is possible to please the Lord in all our ways. What then?
The proverb goes on to say, "he maketh." Not you or I, but the Lord maketh our enemies to be at peace with us. Certainly worthwhile entertaining. Praise the Lord!
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. (Romans 1:17)
Faith will stand amid the wrecks of time,
Faith unto eternal glories climb;
Only count the promise true,
And the Lord will stand by you.
Faith will win the victory every time!
Where does this precious faith come from? How or where can someone gather up an overwhelming supply? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17)
In order to hear God's faithful voice, one must first unclog earthly ears with the hearing of God's word, the Bible. Only then will his voice be heard clearly. Almost too simple to be true? But it is! Praise the Lord!
Dr. Thomas Snyder