Covenant by sacrifice
“Gather My saints together unto Me: those that have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice” (Psa 50:5).
We have to make a covenant with our God BY SACRIFICE. Every covenant we make involves making some sacrifice – a sacrifice of some comfort, pleasure or treasure. Those who do not make covenants with God, those who take life easy, cannot lay hold on greater things. They cannot go on with God.
“My saints… those who have made a covenant with Me.” Christian life begins with a covenant. At water baptism we first enter into a covenant with our God – by which the Lord becomes our God and we, His people. After that, at every stage of our spiritual life, we draw closer and closer to God by making various covenants. These we must faithfully keep till the Lord appears in His glory. Whether a man is a saint or not is proved by whether he is standing in his covenants with His God or not.
“From subtle love of softening things,
From easy choices, weakenings,
From all that dims Thy Calvary
O Lamb of God, deliver me.”
It is time for the Lord to appear. Soon we are going to hear Him announce,”Gather My saints unto Me!” Then those who have made a covenant with the Lord by sacrifice, those who have been true to it till the end, will be gathered into His eternal Home. Oh child of God, will you be in that group?
- TPM Morning Manna.
Bible in 270 days 17/11/20
Every thought captive……!
…..It was very appropriate and appreciable for David to pray this beautiful prayer… “Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion build thou the walls of Jerusalem “(Psa 51:18). God. Is well pleased when the walls of Jerusalem are built.. “Then shall thou be pleased” ( v/s19).
A crystal clear christian life is possible only when an extremely thick wall of jasper is built all around our mind: then we will be able to say along with St. Paul-“The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds, casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (II Cor 10:4,5).
St.Paul who once said that he was the chiefesrt of sinners could bring into captivity every thought ( not just some thoughts) to the obedience of Christ by the grace of God. We have the mind of Christ.” he declares (1 cor2:16). It gives us an encouragement to know that by the sovereign mercy of God we can bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. So that we may have the mind of Christ.
Let us ask the Lord to build the wall of Jerusalem around our mind.
Nehemiah was not deterred by the efforts of the enemies to hinder the work of building the walls. “We made our prayer unto our God and set a watch against them day and night” he says (Neh4:9). Let us show such a strong determination to keep our mind’s crystal clear.
- TPM Morning Manna.
Stay Blessed 😊