Morning devotion: Read Psalm 110
Psalms 110:1 ¶<<A Psalm of David.>> The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. 2 The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. 3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.
4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
Yesterday, as we looked at these scriptures, we found that there is indeed a goodness and severity of God. A goodness in the rod of God as a comfort and correction for his believers. We also saw that it was a severe in that Jesus will rule over his enemies.
Today, we see another power in that rod of authority. It is the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the good news of which many are saved.
1 Corinthians 15:1 ¶Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
Jesus said: Mark 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Once that belief in Jesus happens, that believer receives the Holy Spirit of promise. Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Once that salvation takes place, we become fellow heirs of the kingdom. Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
Now, with all that being said, look at verse 3 “Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.”
There must be a willingness to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. Would you be willing? Would you throw sin out the window and trust in the Lord Jesus as your saviour?
God said his people would be willing in the day of power, and they would be as beautiful as the new dew of the morning sparkling in the sunshine of the new day.
Knowing that power, for the born-again believer, there is willingness to be with the Lord. We look forward to his return.
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
2 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Not only that, there is also a willingness to return with the Lord. Revelation 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
There will be a willingness to be with the Lord for all of eternity in heaven. Revelation 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
There are so many opportunities to be willing in the Lord, there is a willingness to serve, to worship, to be with and love the brethren, to give and to give again for Christ. There is a willingness to be what God wants you to be.
The question, in light of the power of God, is this: Are you willing to trust the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation? Are you willing to be a part of the wonderful group of people who sparkle in the morning dew as effervescent and alive in Christ? Are you willing to be born-again?
The choice is still yours,