Thursday, June 9, 2011

Psalm 37:23-26 In Light of Family UNplanning...



"The steps of a good man are established[prepared] by the LORD, and he delights in his way."

Your life, lived within God's Will, is under Divine guidance and control! He does not idly create and send your family a new child! Your ways; your baby's ways are PLANNED by God! Are you taking PLEASURE in the path the the Lord has set before you? Are you complaining about where He has led you in family UNplanning? God has prepared this way for YOU. Rejoice in the way and praise God through all times!


"When he falls [a temporary calamity], he will not be hurled headlong,
because the LORD is the One who holds his hand
[God "upholdeths"]."


So spiritually, whatever falls the believer may have through his own weakness and corruption, and Satan's subtlety, the Lord 'having begun a good work' in him, "will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Phil 1:6). A beautiful type of this is Christ's stretching forth His hand to catch and save Peter from sinking in the waves (Matt 14:31).(from Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary)

Are you fearful of falling or failing while treading that path that God has laid before you? Take heart, God promises to be there to hold your hand. You will not be destroyed! Place your hand in His and TRUST your Creator God!


"I have been young and now I am old, yet I have not seen
the righteous forsaken or his descendants begging bread."

Nor his seed begging bread - i.e., continuously. Temporarily David had in his destitution begged sustenance from the rich Nabal. The very object of the psalm is to counteract the temptation to fretfulness at the temporary wants of the godly. But, alike in the Old and the New Testaments, the godly are exempt from permanent abandonment as to the needs even of this life. He who commands us to pray, Give us this day our daily bread, will not mock His children by withholding that which He Himself has encouraged them to ask, with the implied promise that He will grant it. He does not raise hopes only to disappoint them. They who make heaven their end will not be allowed to want any necessary on the way (Matt 6:33; Ps 84:11; Rom 8:28,32).(from Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary)

Are you afraid of not being able to provide for those little ones that the Lord might (or might not) send you? David says in this psalm that the RIGHTEOUS and their descendants have never been known to beg for food continuously. Now, will you reap what you sow? Yes. So, be careful to be righteous in your actions and God will reward you and provide for your own accordingly. Does this mean that you will have everything that you ever dreamed? No. God will provide for all our NEEDS as He see fit!

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: the neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!" Luke 12:22-24


"All day long he is gracious and lends [he is compassionate], and
his descendants are a blessing."


Be gracious and giving! By living a life of faith and compassion your children will prove to be the BLESSINGS that God has always intended them to be.
Follow in HIS ways; Hold HIS hand and all will be well for you....not perfect, but well!




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