October 9, 2012 (Psalm 4:3)
October 9, 2012
‘Know that the Lord sets apart the godly for Himself.’ (Ps. 4:3)
Those bound to any life-dominating sins, including sexual ones, should tremble and repent. The prophet Joel foretold this ‘Day of the Lord’ as a fearsome time of refinement but one also in which the Lord would be a refuge for His people. We who have made Him our refuge will find refuge in Him amid judgment. How blessed are we who have relinquished our false hide-outs and now hide ourselves in Him. We are preparing for eternity!
‘The Lord will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and sky will tremble. But the Lord will be a refuge for His people, a stronghold for the people of Israel.’ (Joel 3: 16)
‘You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.’ (Ps. 32: 7)
‘Like David, we seek refuge in You. Amid the trouble of today, we are reduced to You. Thank You for becoming the only stronghold mightier than sin. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we confess our sins of cowardice and compromise. We have violated Your holy commands in regards to what we have done to our bodies and other bodies. And in our compromise we have become cowards, unwilling to stand for what we know to be true for the dignity of all. We ask that You might have mercy on Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington; uphold marriage in these states, and in our nation, as the Supreme Court prepares to rule on ‘gay marriage.’