Isa 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Unshaken In Christ

Psa 46:2  Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Psa 46:3  Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

Psa 46:4  There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

Psa 46:5  God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early 

Shall not be moved - what an inspiring declaration!

Can it be possible that we, who are so easily moved by the things of earth, can arrive at a place where nothing can upset us or disturb our calm?

Yes, it is possible; and the Apostle Paul knew it. When he was on his way to Jerusalem where he foresaw that "bonds and afflictions" awaited him, he could say triumphantly, "But none of these things move me." 

Everything in Paul's life and experience that could be shaken had been shaken, and he no longer counted his life, or any of life's possessions, dear to him.

And we, if we will but let God have His way with us, may come to the same place, so that neither the fret and tear of little things of life, nor the great and heavy trials, can have power to move us from the peace that passeth understanding, which is declared to be the portion of those who have learned to rest only on God.

Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God; and he shall go no more out.

To be as immovable as a pillar in the house of our God, is an end for which one would gladly endure all the shakings that may be necessary to bring us there!

~Hannah Whitall Smith~

When God is in the midst of a kingdom or city He makes it as firm as Mount Zion, that cannot be removed.

When He is in the midst of a soul, though calamities throng about it on all hands, and roar like the billows of the sea, yet there is a constant calm within, such a peace as the world can neither give nor take away.

What is it but want of lodging God in the soul, and that in His stead the world is in men's hearts, that makes them shake like leaves at every blast of danger?

~Archbishop Leighton~

They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth forever.

There is a quaint old Scottish version that puts iron into our blood:

Who sticketh to God in stable trust As Zion's mount he stands full just, Which moveth no whit, nor yet doth reel, But standeth forever as stiff as steel!"

4 comments:

  1. TO LIVE IS CHRIST, TO DIE IS GAIN.

    GOOD WORDS,THANK YOU FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT. LET US REMAIN STEADFAST IN THE LORD

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  2. TO LIVE IS CHRIST, TO DIE IS GAIN

    THE RIGHTEOUS ARE AS BOLD AS A LION

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