Saturday, November 15, 2008

Why Get Out of Bed in the Morning?

"For behold, your enemies, O Lord, for behold, your enemies shall perish; all evildoers shall be scattered." (Psalm 92:9)

Here is true story I ran across the other day while I was studying for this coming Sunday’s sermon on Exodus 20: 16 - “The Commitment to Truth.” The context of my reading at this point was on the ultimate victory we have in the truth of the gospel through Jesus Christ, which gives us ultimate victory over all evil and even death.

Andrew Melville dared scorn the Earl of Morton’s threat to hang the Scottish reforming ministers.

“Tush, sir,” said Melville, “threaten your courtiers after that manner. It is the same to me whether I rot in the air or in the ground. The earth is the Lord’s. . . . Let God be glorified; it will not be in your power to hang or to exile His truth.”
Of this Dale Ralph Davis writes:

Knowing that Yahweh’s enemies will perish breeds a holy defiance in God’s people against all threats of the enemy. If not, why get out of bed in the morning?

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