2. Full Trust Always! Psalm 37:3-4

Text:  “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."
Psalm 37:3-4.

Good morning, Fully trusting Christian!  Because you seek to put your full trust in the King of all kings; the Lord of all lords - Jesus, the risen Christ - you are assured of ‘good comfort in bad times’.  All things, good and bad, are made to work together for your eventual good, because this same Lord God in Whom you seek to continually place your full trust has permitted you, caused you, to love Him.  Therefore, because you love Him, He makes ‘all things’, good and bad, to work together for your good.  Hallelujah!  What a Saviour Lord we have, in Christ Jesus!

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.  For whom He did foreknow, He did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.  Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also CALLED: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.  What shall we then say to these things?  If God be for us, who can be against us?”  (Romans 8:28-31)

Fully trusting Christians are fully guarded, guided, protected, and cared for Christians!  We have God’s own Word on this vital matter.

The portion of the trusting Christian is the Living Lord Jesus, Sovereign Creator of all things.  As trusting Christians, you and I must continually remind ourselves of our Portion, our Heavenly treasure; ‘the Pearl of great price’, King Jesus Christ.  When we do, we find ourselves delighting in Him, and all blessed assurance is ours when once we delight ourselves in the Lord.  Hallelujah! 

Verse 4. “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed."  We shall dwell safely and securely in the land, and are assured of our daily bread, when such full trust is firmly placed in the Living Lord Jesus and in serving Him in good works daily. 

‘Good works’ are those inspired of God the Spirit, and done to honour and glorify the Lord Jesus Christ – without Him, we can do nothing good or positive to enhance the Kingdom of God or reach lost souls with the Gospel message of Eternal Salvation in Christ’s Cross.

“I am the Vine, ye are the branches: he that abideth in Me, and I in him/her, the same bringeth forth much fruit (good works): for without Me (Christ Jesus) ye can do nothing.”  (John 15:5)

Verse 4.  “Delight thyself also in the Lord.  In a certain sense, imitate the wicked; they delight in their portion – take care to delight in yours, and so far from envying you will pity them.  There is no room for fretting if we remember that God is ours.”  (C.H. Spurgeon, Treasury of David, page 178)

People who call themselves ‘Christian’ and profess that Jesus Christ is their Saviour and their Lord – must possess a deep Spiritual desire for constant fellowship with Him and involvement in Spiritual activities.  Without this constant Spiritual desire, we prove that we are not ‘born again’ Christian possessors, but mere unregenerate professors – and mere professors are reprobate, rejected of God!  We MUST be ‘born again’; we MUST be Spiritually regenerated by God, or we are just fooling ourselves. 

“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.  Know ye not our own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? (rejected of God)”  (2 Corinthians 13:5)

Let me illustrate what this means by telling a story: A man who professed Christ as his Saviour died and was taken to Heaven.  An angel met him and offered to show him around Heaven.  They saw many wonderful peaceful things there, but soon the man became a little agitated, restless, a bit bored with all that he sensed and saw.  So he asked the angel, ‘By the way, where is the nearest bar?’  Of course the angel immediately replied, ‘Sorry, Sir, there are no bars or alcohol in Heaven.’  So, the man then proceeded to ask, ‘Well, where can a man place a bet on the horse races, or play a game of cards?’  Of course, the angel informed him that no such activities were permitted in Heaven.  The man went through many other sensual and carnal inquiries as to how he might fulfil his heart’s desires and enjoy himself.  But the angel quickly informed him that no such carnal and sensual activities were permitted there in that Holy Place.

Suddenly, what that certain man thought was Heaven, became for him a certain Hell! 

He had no desire whatsoever to continually dwell in that Place that contained no means for his soul to gain pleasure or contentment.   In this manner, therefore, he proved to himself that, although he had gone to church meetings very regularly, although he had paid monies on a continual bases into the church collections; although he had no criminal convictions on earth during his life, and lived quite a high moral standard life – deep within himself, in the very essence of his being, his Spiritual heart, he had no real Spiritual desire to be Holy as Christ is Holy, he had merely gone though the outer motions of Christianity, and so was not prepared to live forever in a Holy Place!  He proved to himself that he was in fact ‘reprobate’, rejected of God, unsaved. How sad.

 “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.  Know ye not our own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? (rejected of God)”  (2 Corinthians 13:5)

Thought:  Are we really trusting in the Lord?  Are we continually delighting ourselves in Christ, and seeking to be transformed into His Holy image?  Let us put things right?  Let us seek a new, and full commitment to personal holiness.

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