July 2017, Vol. 36, No. 7

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I Shall Not be Moved

posted on January 19, 2018

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In Psalm 16:8 we read of the great support we receive through God’s strength: “I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” The same faith held by the Psalmist is that which should uphold us today. As Paul says in Romans 8:31, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” There is no sin we cannot overcome, no temptation which can defeat us, no obstacle which can separate us from God, as long as we determine that we shall not be moved.

Note now the same determination attributed to the wicked in Psalm 10:6: “…I shall not be moved; for I shall never be in adversity.” Is it not interesting that the same expression can be an indication of great faith or a sign of stubborn refusal to comply with God’s will?

In spite of such obstinate refusal, the wicked will one day be moved. “As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God” (Rom. 14:11).

Let us pray that those among us needing to obey will be moved to obey before it is too late. Then let them never be moved away from the path leading to our great reward.

Tim L. Long
McMinnville, TN

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