Would it comfort you and give you peace of mind if you could be given a glimpse into God's book of life, and find your name there, written in indelible ink? Well, you can and should do that. We have the Scriptures, God's word, and in it He tells us whether our names are in that book of life or not.
In Psalm 25 David is used by God to tell us that those who are meek, and in that meekness keep His covenant and His testimonies, have their names in that book of life, and that Christ blotted out their sins and earned everlasting glory for them.
For in Psalm 25:9, 10 we read: "The meek will He guide in judgment: and the meek will He teach His way. All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies" Our versification has it thus:
The pathways of the Lord
Are Truth and mercy sure
To such as keep His covenant
And testimonies pure.
Keeping God's covenant and testimonies reveals true, sincere meekness before God. That meekness declares undeniably that these are those whom God is guiding on the way to everlasting heavenly bliss. Did Jesus not say that the meek are blessed, because they shall inherit the earth? Matthew 5:5.
Meekness here means meekness before God. Such meekness is bowing humbly before His will. It means that by word and deed we say that He is God, and that we are creatures made by Him for His glory, creatures who must do His will continuously. We must walk the path He designed for us here below. It is the pathway of love to Him.
Every sin is an act of pride. In it we lift ourselves above God and say to Him: "You cannot tell me what I may do!"
Do you find meekness in your life?
If you do, be sure to pray for God's grace to keep you in that walk of meekness. You will have the assurance of being one of His beloved children only while you walk in meekness before Him.
Read: Psalm 37:7-34
Psalter versification: 61:3
Meditations on the Heidelberg Catechism
Song for Meditation: Psalter number 382
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Quote for Reflection:
… Peace with God is opposed to the dead security of the flesh, and for this reason, — because the first thing is, that every one should become awakened as to the account he must render of his life; and no one can stand boldly before God, but he who relies on a gratuitous reconciliation; for as long as he is God, all must otherwise tremble and be confounded. And this is the strongest of proofs, that our opponents do nothing but prate to no purpose, when they ascribe righteousness to works; for this conclusion of Paul is derived from this fact, — that miserable souls always tremble, except they repose on the grace of Christ. - - John Calvin
- Date: 14-December