Source: Romands 10:13
Source: Romands 10:13
Source: Romands 10:13
Blue Letter Bible
September 17, 2015
Proverbs 30: 5 Every word of God is pure; he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. (Ps.12:6, Ps.18:30; Ps.84:11)
NIV “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him (trusts him) And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furance of clay, prified seven times. As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless; He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withholds from those whose walk is blameless.
verse 12 O LORD Almighty,
blessed is the man who trusts in you.
wherewith Christ hath made us free.
“liberty” makes us free to heaven’s charter-the Bible. Here is
a choice passage, believer, “When thou passest through the rivers, I will
be with thee.” You are free to that. Here is another: “The mountains
shall depart, and the hills be removed, but my kindness shall not depart from
thee”; you are free to that. You are a welcome guest at the table of the
promises. Scripture is a never-failing treasury filled with boundless stores of
grace. It is the bank of heaven; you may draw from it as much as you please,
without let or hindrance. Come in faith and you are welcome to all covenant
blessings. There is not a promise in the Word which shall be withheld. In
the depths of tribulations let this freedom comfort you; amidst waves of
distress let it cheer you; when sorrows surround thee let it be thy solace.
This is thy Father’s love-token; thou art free to it at all times. Thou art
also free to the throne of grace. It is the believer’s privilege to have
access at all times to His heavenly Father. Whatever our desires, our
difficulties, our wants, we are at liberty to spread all before Him. It matters
not how much we may have sinned, we may ask and expect pardon. It signifies
nothing how poor we are, we may plead His promise that He will provide all
things needful. We have permission to approach His throne at all times-in
midnight’s darkest hour, or in noontide’s most burning heat. Exercise thy
right, O believer, and live up to thy privilege. Thou art free to all that is
treasured up in Christ-wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and
redemption. It matters not what thy need is, for there is fulness of supply in
Christ, and it is there for thee. O what a “freedom” is thine!
freedom from condemnation, freedom to the promises, freedom to the throne of
grace, and at last freedom to enter heaven!
If we live in
the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
The two most
important things in our holy religion are the life of faith and the walk
of faith. He who shall rightly understand these is not far from being a
master in experimental theology, for they are vital points to a Christian. You
will never find true faith unattended by true godliness; on the other hand, you
will never discover a truly holy life which has not for its root a living faith
upon the righteousness of Christ. Woe unto those who seek after the one without
the other! There are some who cultivate faith and forget holiness; these may be
very high in orthodoxy, but they shall be very deep in condemnation, for they
hold the truth in unrighteousness; and there are others who have strained after
holiness of life, but have denied the faith, like the Pharisees of old, of whom
the Master said, they were “whitewashed sepulchres.” We must have faith,
for this is the foundation; we must have holiness of life, for this is the
superstructure. Of what service is the mere foundation of a building to a man
in the day of tempest? Can he hide himself therein? He wants a house to cover
him, as well as a foundation for that house. Even so we need the superstructure
of spiritual life if we would have comfort in the day of doubt. But seek not a
holy life without faith, for that would be to erect a house which can afford no
permanent shelter, because it has no foundation on a rock. Let faith and life
be put together, and, like the two abutments of an arch, they will make our
piety enduring. Like light and heat streaming from the same sun, they are alike
full of blessing. Like the two pillars of the temple, they are for glory and
for beauty. They are two streams from the fountain of grace; two lamps lit with
holy fire; two olive trees watered by heavenly care. O Lord, give us this day
life within, and it will reveal itself without to Thy glory.