Associate’s Corner, April 4, 2021

I was reading in Psalm 111 and verses 5 – 10 stuck in my mind, particularly 10. It says: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His precepts have good understanding. To Him belongs eternal praise. The Lord has always helped His people, daily supply of food, remembering His covenant and keeping His promises. (God NEVER changes). God gave His people victory over a land promised to God’s chosen. God gave them the powers and ability to accomplish that. If you recall the chosen people continued to grumble against God. As they drifted away from God, He provided a way back to Him, a plan of forgiveness and redemption.

God is no less active in my (or your) life. He provides all my basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, etc. He allows me a way to serve Him with meaningful and satisfying work. I am blessed with great friends. God sent us the Holy Spirit to guide us through the grind, temptation and troubles of daily life. I find myself calling on, no, clinging to the Holy Spirit every day. Many times every hour during the day.

Ideas in Scripture are often repeated to drive home the message. Verse 10 of Psalm 111 reminds me of Proverbs 1:7 – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. It seems to me that my obedience of His will is the very best way I can express my love for the Father, for Jesus the Christ and the Holy Spirit.

Brent Emmerick, Associate Minister

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