Monday, June 1, 2015

Saved From The Present Grave

"I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." - Psalm 16:8-11 ESV

In Acts chapter 2 Peter quotes this passage when we is preaching at Pentecost. David wrote Psalm 16 and Peter later mentions that David's tomb is a historical site right there in the midst of the people. David's body was there in a grave but David was speaking prophetically.

David was talking about Jesus and Peter was preaching about Jesus to the very people that participated in the crucifixion.

Ruts are very like graves aren't they? People get stuck in things and can't get out. God raised Christ from the dead. David had that hope. We who believe in Jesus also have that hope. We are not going to be stuck in the grave. God will save us from that fate.

Can God save us from our rut?

Yes, He can. God isn't going to leave our soul in the pit. That is what a rut is after all.

"When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, 'Lazarus, come out.' The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, 'Unbind him, and let him go.' Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him," - John 11:43-45 ESV

God makes us alive and uses people to free us from our grave clothes. Edification frees us. That is why evangelism is followed up by the discipleship of friendship and investment.

Without a vision the people perish but in order for the vision to have life God must add others who will help uncover it.

God make us alive in the places that have been trapped in a ditch and knit our heart together so that we can continue to go forward in the vision You have given us. At your right hand of acceptance there are pleasures forevermore.


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