Our God is a perfect a God, O God is a perfect God, our God is perfect God Yes He is a perfect God.// My generation shall praise the Lord; my generation shall p-r-a-i-s-e the Lord 2x
Our Father in heaven is my heart felt cry this day. Father grant this request, also to all who desire to have goodly seed and bring them to Your knowledge and to serve You all the days of their lives. Thank You Father for the gift of another week, another day in this precious month of dominion through grace and peace through our Lord Jesus Christ. We are grateful to You, we praise Your Holy Name forever and ever.
Blessed Redeemer, hallow be Thy Name. May You reign in my life and my generations forever and ever in Jesus Name.
Beloved, is that your heart desire today that Your generations if Christ tarries shall serve and praise the Lord? Than you are blessed, there is no greater desire than that, that we have seeds that will sprout and take their nutrients from the Lord forever.
Beloveth, before now we are dwelleth so much on peace, however, for the remaining days we will be considering the word grace. What is grace? How do we come to be a beneficial of such priceless gift of God? So make sure you seat tight to partaker of this great revelation by the Holy Spirit to our time again.
Grace is one of the attributes of God. Is what God is. It’s meaning is close to but not same with mercy. Just as mercy flows out of the goodness of God so also grace flows out of the goodness of God.
Mercy, however, is God’s goodness confronting human guilt, whereas grace is God’s goodness confronting human demerit. (there is a different between no merit and demerit. No merit is simply a lack, demerit means that there is the opposite of merit.)
However, before we go further on these we are going to consider term “justice” for a fuller understanding of what grace is. What do we mean by justice? In Old Testament, the word righteousness and justice is the same root word with variation according to the part of speech used. It means uprightness or rectitude. To say that God is just or that the justice of God is a fact is that say that there is uprightness and rectitude in God. Ps 89:14 – righteousness and justice are the foundation of your Throne..; (Ps 97:2).
To say that God is just is to say that God is equitable, that He is morally equal (Ezek 18:25).
Therefore when God judges a man He brings justice to that man’s life. He applies justices to the moral situation which that man’s life created. And if the man’s ways are equal then justices favours the man but if man’s way are unequal then, of course, God’s sentences the man.
Okay back to grace. When justice confronts a moral situation, it pronounces death; there is a divine disapproval to the point of condemnation. God must stand against the man, because the man stands with his sin; justice must judge. Still, the goodness of God yearns to bestow blessedness even to those who don’t deserve it, but who have a specific demerit, and that blessedness is grace.
Grace is God’s God pleasure, and it is what God is like. Grace is that God brings into favour one justly in disfavor. Grace and favour, incidentally are often used interchangeably in the English bible. We will continue on this tomorrow.
I don’t know at what point you are in your journey of life with God but the topic before us today is an indication that where ever sin has left you or life challenges have abandon you, the grace of God is going to perfect all that concerneth you.
Is someone agreeing with me? If you are, let’s dig deeper for more revelation:
“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.” Psalm 138:8
Most manifestly the confidence which the Psalmist here expressed was a divine confidence. He did not say, “I have grace enough to perfect that which concerneth me—my faith is so steady that it will not stagger—my love is so warm that it will never grow cold—my resolution is so firm that nothing can move it; no, his dependence was on the Lord alone.
If we indulge in any confidence which is not grounded on the Rock of ages, our confidence is worse than a dream, it will fall upon us, and cover us with its ruins, to our sorrow and confusion. All that Nature spins time will unravel, to the eternal confusion of all who are clothed therein.
The Psalmist was wise, he rested upon nothing short of the Lord’s work. It is the Lord who has begun the good work within us; it is He who has carried it on; and if he does not finish it, it never will be complete. If there be one stitch in the celestial garment of our righteousness which we are to insert ourselves, then we are lost; but this is our confidence, the Lord who began will perfect. He has done it all, must do it all, and will do it all.
Our confidence must not be in what we have done, nor in what we have resolved to do, but entirely in what the Lord will do. Unbelief insinuates—”You will never be able to stand. Look at the evil of your heart, you can never conquer sin; remember the sinful pleasures and temptations of the world that beset you, you will be certainly allured by them and led astray.”
Ah! yes, we should indeed perish if left to our own strength. If we had alone to navigate our frail vessels over so rough a sea, we might well give up the voyage in despair; but, thanks be to God, He will perfect that which concerneth us, and bring us to the desired haven.
We can never be too confident when we confide in Him alone, and never too much concerned to have such a trust.
I am blessed even at this point of the teaching, I don’t know about you. I am so glad that God will perfect all that concerns me. I am so glad that the Good Lord Who has started the good work in me will perfect all that concerneth me. Some time out frustration, we abandon those we are to love, care and cherish. We left them either by the way of divorce, excommunication, or denial but God is not like man. He loves to the end. He cares to the end. He make Himself available to the wretched sinner, willful spouse, unbelieving child to come back home and gain a warm reception. He love us more daily because He is love.
Despite our unfaithfulness, God is ever Faithful, ever Dependable, always Loving and full of Mercy and abounding in Grace. Come on, let’s keep going:
“Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money.” Isaiah 43:24
Worshippers at the temple were wont to bring presents of sweet perfumes to be burned upon the altar of God: but Israel, in the time of her backsliding, became ungenerous, and made but few votive offerings to her Lord: this was an evidence of coldness of heart towards God and His house.
Reader, does this never occur with you? Might not the complaint of the text be occasionally, if not frequently, brought against you? Those who are poor in pocket, if rich in faith, will be accepted none the less because their gifts are small; but, poor reader, do you give in fair proportion to the Lord, or is the widow’s mite kept back from the sacred treasury?
The rich believer should be thankful for the talent entrusted to him, but should not forget his large responsibility, for where much is given much will be required; but, rich reader, are you mindful of your obligations, and rendering to the Lord according to the benefit received?
Jesus gave His blood for us, what shall we give to Him? We are His, and all that we have, for He has purchased us unto Himself—can we act as if we were our own? O for more consecration! and to this end, O for more love! Blessed Jesus, how good it is of Thee to accept our sweet cane bought with money! nothing is too costly as a tribute to Thine unrivalled love, and yet Thou dost receive with favour the smallest sincere token of affection!
Thou dost receive our poor forget-me-nots and love-tokens as though they were intrinsically precious, though indeed they are but as the bunch of wild flowers which the child brings to its mother. Never may we grow niggardly towards Thee, and from this hour never may we hear Thee complain of us again for withholding the gifts of our love.
We will give Thee the first fruits of our increase, and pay Thee tithes of all, and then we will confess “of Thine own have we given Thee.”
What are you giving God in return for all He has done for you? Beloved, do you still remember the message of digging trenches for the Lord? Click here to read it again.
May His abiding grace on you never be in vain! May we take advantage of who we are in the Lord and manifest His goodness in the lives of those around us and the world as a whole (Eph 5:8). Don’t forget He is perfecting all that concerneth you therefore be sensitive in your spirit mind and respond according.
Beloved, this week is declared blessed in the Name of the Lord the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and return with testimonies in Jesus Name!
Remain blessed in the Lord