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Trusting in God

Psalm 11:1,2

    In an effort to establish peace and to maintain it, a League of Nations was formed. When it failed and a more widespread war broke out, there was formed a United Nations which, instead of fostering peace, manifests increased friction between the nations. And today wars and rumors of war are great in number.

    There is one war that has never ceased even for one day, and will soon come to an awesome climax when the anti-christ arises. This war began the day man fell into sin and God announced enmity which He would put between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent (Gen. 3:15). Because of that war we do well to heed David's words in Psalm 11:1, 2, namely, "In the Lord put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain? For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrows upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart"

    Do not listen to those who tell you to flee as a bird, that is, trust in your own strength and ability to flee to some creature for safety. Tell your soul, your children's souls, and the souls of your fellow church members to put their trust in God. Tell them to sing (PRC Psalter versification):

    In God will I trust, though my counselors say
   O flee as a bird to your mountain away:
    The wicked are strong and the righteous are weak,
    Foundations are shaken, yet God will I seek.

    Even as the nations today have far more powerful weapons than bows and arrows as in David's day, so Satan has far more crafty and powerful means to try to destroy our faith and capture God's church.

    Our only hope is in God. And we ought to see more clearly than David could that we should flee to Christ and His cross on which Satan's head was crushed. We ought to flee to Christ Who is at God's right hand and by His Spirit sustains and defends His church. We can look for Him to save us and give complete victory, when He returns on the clouds of heaven.

Read: Psalm 11 
Psalter versification: #20:1
(Words and Music of the Psalter)

Daily Meditations on the Heidelberg Catechism

Song for Meditation: Psalter #315
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Through the Bible in One Year
Read today:
Daniel 7:1-28 
1 John 1:1-10 
Psalm 119:153-176 
Proverbs 28:23-24 

Quote for Reflection:

"True faith confines its view so entirely to Christ, that it neither knows, nor desires to know, anything else." ~ John Calvin

Last modified on 29 November 2018

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  • Date: 30-November
Heys, John A.

Rev. John A. Heys was born on March 16, 1910 in Grand Rapids, MI. He was ordained and installed into the ministry at Hope, Walker, MI in 1941.  He later served at Hull, Iowa beginning in 1955.  In 1959 he accepted the call to serve the South Holland, IL Protestant Reformed Church.  He received and accepted the call to Holland, Michigan Protestant Reformed Church in 1967.  He retired from the active ministry in 1980.  He entered into glory on February 16, 1998.