February 16, Sunday

Today’s Spiritual Food for Thought, first posted on June 21, 2013, is written by Pastor Young Kim who leads Grace Covenant Church in Philadelphia.

 

Spiritual Food for Thought for the Weekend

“We Win!”

Proverbs 21:30, 31 (NIV 1984)

“There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord. The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.”

Who will win at the end? Remember, we win because Jesus has won; we cannot lose because Jesus has defeated Satan, death and sin.  He rescued us to Himself. We really need to see the reality of what the Bible declares; that we stand in the plane of victory and that is why we can be on the road of victory.  We have entered a deadly war and there will be many difficulties we must overcome. The enemy is fierce, but we are on the right side with Christ.  

The question we need to ask is not what we want, but what does God want?  It is not about how I can be successful, but about how I can please Jesus.   Remember what the Proverbs writer states, “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord. The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.”  Paul said it this way in Roman 8: What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[k] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

So, take on the day and all its many challenges, by placing your trust in God who “gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 15:57). 

Prayer: Jesus, thank you that you have a plan for me.  I thank you that your redemptive plan had me in mind. Protect my heart from the foolishness of this world. I pray that I will walk with You all the days of my life. 

Bible Reading for Today: Isaiah 15

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