Morning Devotion: Read Psalm 123

Psalms 123:2  Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us. 3  Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. 4  Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.

How often do you look to the heavens? How often do we look to the hand of God? As a servant looks to his master’s hand for direction and as a maiden looks toward her mistress’ hand for direction, so we look to the Lord. 

It is with the hand that the master makes gestures to command. With the hand we demand, we promise, we call, dismiss, threaten, entreat, supplicate, deny, refuse, interrogate, admire, reckon, confess, repent; express fear, express shame, express doubt; we instruct, command, unite, encourage, swear, testify, accuse, condemn, acquit, insult, despise, defy, disdain, flatter, applaud, bless, abase, ridicule, reconcile, recommend, exalt, regale, gladden, complain, afflict, discomfort, discourage, astonish; exclaim, indicate silence, and why not?

Why not look to the hand of the Lord for direction in your life and eternal life?

Joshua 4:24  That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.

1 Peter 5:6  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

It is by the hand of God that we are saved. Acts 5:31  Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Isaiah 59:1  ¶Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

The hand of the Lord guides us in life’s decisions.

Psalms 18:35  Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up,…

Psalms 16:11  Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

In this issue of the hand of the Lord, specifically the right hand of the Lord, we must understand that the “right hand of the Lord” refers to the authority of the Lord and the authority of God. Jesus has the complete authority of God.

Hebrews 10:12  But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

Hebrews 12:2  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Ephesians 1:20  Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

Romans 8:34  Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

Therefore, Jesus could say: “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” Matthew 28:18  

Therefore, we can trust, the Lord Jesus in all of our faith and practice for He has all authority sitting at the right hand of God.

We can indeed look to the hand of God to find direction in our life, both for salvation and practice.

Will you trust the hand/authority of the Lord for your life and eternal life?

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook 

John 14:6