WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL:

God, And God Alone

Truly my soul waiteth upon God; from him cometh my salvation.
He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.
Psalm 62:1,2
 
Posture has an effect upon physical well-being, strength and ability to function well. A boxer who stands in the ring, flatfooted, with chin exposed and hands down, limits his ability. He is ill prepared to move, defend himself, or strike a blow. His posture puts a severe strain on his chances of defeating his opponent.
 
Spiritual posture is no less important. The Psalm above is a lesson in posture that we can learn the easy way, or the hard way! The easy way, the smart way, is to pay attention to the Word. The hard way, and yes the dumb way, is to ignore the Word, stand flatfooted in the ring and take our punishment at the hands of our adversary, the devil. We choose our posture!
 
Here is the instruction:
 
1. WAIT UPON GOD.
This does not mean do nothing. It means, do not do anything stupid. How do I mean that? Suppose you were waiting in the train station for the train that was coming to take you from Los Angeles to New York. You get impatient waiting for the train. You run out of the station, jump on the tracks and run as fast as you can toward New York. Get the picture? (Sort of stupid!)
 
2. RECOGNIZE THAT GOD ALONE CAN BRING REAL SALVATION.
In times of great need, don’t expect people or circumstances to be your salvation. God is the Savior. Running from God, buried in the depths of the ocean inside a great fish, Jonah got this revelation, “Salvation is of the LORD!” (Jonah 2:9). He was really in deep, desperate trouble–read the whole account in the Book of Jonah. We should recognize that what he learned there we can take as a basic posture of life.
 
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5,6
 
–Pastor Don Foster, Sr. 
 

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