September 15, 2020
The Fortress of Obedience
Psalm 17:4-8 (NIV)-- As for the deeds of men--- by the word of your lips I have kept myself from the ways of the violent. My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not slipped.
I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer. Show the wonder of your great love, those who take refuge in you from their foes.
Keep me as the apple of your eyes; hide me in the shadow of your wings from the wicked who assail me from my mortal enemies who surround me.
Who is man that he shall seek to find his own path, his own dreams for his future, not knowing that yet while he was in the darkness of the womb God had already planned the steps that his feet should walk and what his eyes would see.
Yet then far away from the sounds of turmoil and the riots of injustice did man come forth, as the two fought against each other for the prize of the soul, the living flesh did answer as the Spirit man did rise, yes rise against the decaying matter that would be no more.
See the testimony that draws men to their knees, lips that open to the reservoir of the lungs that in the secrecy of prayer man will stir the ambers of forgiveness and the sobbing of his plea, the weight of sorrow that brought him to his God, for in the lowliness of His remorse did God build a fortress that know man could ever tear down, built by the right hand of the Son and its gate is called Obedience.
How sweet is the nectar that the lips extract from the song that heavenly angels no not the praise, for only the man who has been released from the chains of sin have been Redeemed.