Step 6: Confidence and Faith

Step 6: Confidence and Faith

Good morning brethren
We enter section 2 of the Psalms of degrees which emphasis Confidence and Faith. As the Jews referred to as the "progressives", those who are ascending the degrees of Maturity that can only be achieved by "Experience" in tribulation and the "Faith" that was their deliverance.
Let's look at the first of these next five degrees, Psalms 125:
" They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever. For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity. Do good, O Lord, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts. As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the Lord shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel."
Here we see the Confidence of Gods "Presence" among the righteous. And It is conferred by his Provisions and Peace. It is a direct link to the passage in Hebrews 13, verses 5-6 which say to the New Testament Saints, " Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me." One of the first indications of maturity in the spiritual life of the Christian is his unwavering Confidence in the Lord overseeing his life for the good so that the thought of going aside from the "straight" path to a "Crooked" way to obtain a want, is just a manifestation that it is just a another, "lust of the flesh" to lure us away from the Peace of a "Upright Heart". The righteous remember to always "Acknowledge him", to direct their path, because they "know" that he is "Always" there to answer for their good. He is the "Mountain" of their Confidence, and the Rock of their faith.
Lord bless you children

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