Because Jesus Christ is Lord of all (Acts 10:36), we must increasingly trust Him as our all in all! We must follow Him – humbly submitting to His loving authority. Practically, as we considered last Lord’s Day, this means being increasingly captivated by His worth, consumed with His work, concerned for His will, counseled by His word, content in His ways, and comforted in knowing He is with us. (Kudos to Brian Dillard for helping me with that last “w”!)
Oh beloved: trusting, knowing, and following Jesus as our all is the only place of true joy, peace, and hope! This is the satisfied confidence David expresses in Psalm 23 –
1 A Psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
I pray the Lord would continually strengthen your faith in Him, even through the trials, griefs, and challenges He lovingly ordains. In every moment of every day, may you sing with deepening assurance, “All the Way My Savior Leads Me.”
Because He lives, and is returning,