Providential Preservation and Protection

“Rescue me and deliver me from the foreigners’ sons, those whose mouths have spoken vanity; and their right hand is a right hand of lies; so that our sons may be like plants grown up in their youth; and our daughters like corner-stones, hewn like a palace building; and our storehouses may be full, furnishing kind to kind; our flocks may breed thousands and ten thousands outside, our oxen laden; there is no break and no going out, and no crying in our plazas. Blessed are the peoples that are so; blessed are the peoples whose God is Jehovah!” (Psalm 144:11-15).

Praise God’s causing plants and pillars to stand firm and erect.
For the zeitgeist woos dithering dromedaries to a decisive defect.
Keep waiting and praying that the unregenerate elect would reflect.
And cease being tossed with everything antithetical to the cross.

“Yet I planted you a choice vine, wholly a true seed. How then have you turned into the deviant shoots of an alien vine to Me? Though you wash yourself with potash, and multiply soap for yourself, your iniquity is stained before Me, declares the Lord Jehovah. How can you say, I am not defiled; I have not gone after Baals? See your way in the valley; know what you have done! You are a swift camel criss-crossing her ways; a wild ass used to the wilderness. In the passion of her desire she snuffs up the wind in her time. Who can turn her away? All those who seek her will not tire themselves; in her month they will find her. Withhold your foot from being bare and your throat from thirst. But you said, It is hopeless! For I love strangers, and after them I will go. As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel ashamed. They, their kings, their princes, and their priests, and their prophets are saying to a tree, You are my father; and to a stone, You gave us birth. For they turned their back to Me, and not the face. But in the time of their evil, they will say, Arise, and save us! But where are your gods that you have made for yourselves? Let them arise, if they can save you in the time of your evil; for according to the number of your cities are your gods, O Judah” (Jeremiah 2:21-28).

“I have blotted out your transgressions like a thick cloud; and your sins like a cloud. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you” (Isaiah 44:22).

Praise God if the storehouse is full; and praise God if there is only dust.
For our faith, hope, and love is in Christ; not in what feeds moth and rust.

“Though the fig tree shall not blossom, and fruit is not on the vines; the work of the olive fails, and the fields make no food; the flock is cut off from the fold, and no herd is in the stalls, yet I will exult in Jehovah; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. Jehovah the Lord is my might, and He sets my feet like hinds’ feet, and He will make me to walk on my high places” (Hebrews 3:17-19).

“For also you suffered together in my bonds; and you accepted the seizure of your possessions with joy, knowing yourselves to have a better and abiding possession in Heaven” (Hebrews 10:34).

“Do not treasure up for you treasures on the earth, where moth and rust cause to perish, and where thieves dig through and steal. But treasure up for you treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust cause to perish, and where thieves do not dig through and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).

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