Bought by the Blood

November 22, 2009

Compelled by love

The ground of all our comfort and holiness, and perseverance in both, is laid in the shedding abroad of the love of God in our hearts; it is this which constrains us, 2 Cor. 5:14.  Thus we are drawn and held by the bonds of love.  Sense of God’s love to us will make us not ashamed, either of our hope in him or our sufferings for him.

– Matthew Henry on Romans 5:5

April 9, 2009

All comfort and hope

Psalm 138:7-8

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
and your right hand delivers me.
8 The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Today’s a poem is a continuation of my meditation on Psalm 138.  As I was reading these two verses I loved the theme of God as deliverer and preserver.  It is awe-inspiring to see that I cannot be forsaken because Christ was forsaken for me, therefore I can have confidence in God fulfilling His purpose in me.  That is what this poem is about

In my mother’s womb you formed me and made me.
I know that you will watch me and care for me.
My deliverance is found in you,
All comfort and hope come from the unfailing love
You have shown to me by dieing for my sins on the cross.

No trouble or evil can befall me,
Even when trouble surrounds me,
I have no need for worry
Because I have a protector
Who is sufficient to meet all my needs.

All the days of my life are guided by grace and mercy.
Despite my sin, you have promised to always love me;
Not because of my merits; but Christ completed work.
Therefore, your good and wise purpose in my life will be fulfilled
By your power that is transforming me into Christ image.

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