Living Our Guaranteed Hope
“…I saw the Lord always in my presence; for He is at my right hand, so that I will not be shaken. Therefore, my heart was glad and my tongue exulted; moreover my flesh also will live in hope…” Acts 2:25-26 Psalm 16:8-9 NASB
King David knew he could be wicked and weak in his flesh, as he prophetically spoke regarding his hope and the hope to come. The peace David experienced was made possible from the completeness of divine accommodation.
Let us shift our focus on what that means for us today. This prophecy is about the Lord, the coming Messiah. There are some fundamental principles that David ministers to us who live in a time “knowing” (John 1:14) what David could only know through prophesy.
First, David says, “…I saw the Lord always…” not just at the moment, but “constantly,” David lived life in the presence of the Lord!
Secondly, we should draw comfort from knowing Jesus is at our “right hand” also. Biblically means the place of honor, dignity, and a present help always (Matthew 28:20). Christ, at our salvation, became our dignity, and He cloaked us with the honor fit for a king. No one ever should be able to rob us of the power at our “right hand.”
The Lord’s control of our lives (Gal. 2:20) is our confidence to say, “I will not be shaken.” The term “shaken” means to be disturbed or waver in our faith by worldly thinking or our circumstances. David did not say life events would not shake him; he said because of Christ, he would be steadfast.
Thirdly, David said seeing Jesus in the prophecy that it caused him to rejoice! True deliverance causes genuine praise!
Finally, David said his flesh would “live in hope.” The hope he speaks of is the hope that comes from God that is guaranteed. God informs us that we “hope” differently than those without hope (1Thess. 4:13).
Our Hope lives us, let us live in our Hope today!
Dear Lord, I praise you with all my being because You are my hope, my rock, my deliverer. You are forever with me.
In Jesus Name, Amen.
Written by Pastor Milton Harding
Write Pastor Milton at firstname.lastname@example.org
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