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Thought for the Day – 129

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Preached during the morning service on 28 July 2020 by .


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E V A N G E L I C A L WELLINGTON CHAPEL

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
DAY 129

Deuteronomy 33:3 — ‘All His saints are in Your hand;
they sit down at Your feet; everyone receives Your words.’

Recommended reading: Proverbs 1:1-9

Yesterday we began to look at five gifts the Lord gives to His people. This
morning we consider the remaining three gifts.

3. God gives safety to His people.

When a parent is out walking with their young child in a busy town, they will
take hold of the child’s hand when crossing a busy road or strolling through
markets or large shops. They don’t want the child to become lost or involved in
an accident. Therefore, the hand is a place of safety and security.
We are held safely in the hand of Christ. John 10:28 says, ‘I give them eternal life,
and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.’
We are also upheld in the Father’s hand. John 10:29 — ‘My Father, who has given
them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My
Father’s hand.’
Isaiah 41:10 — ‘Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous
right hand.’
With the Father and the Son we have double security.
Can it get even better? Yes it can!
Deuteronomy 33:27 — ‘The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the
everlasting arms.’ Not just in His hands, but safe and secure in His arms. This is a
place of safety, and a place of comfort-in His arms.

4. God gives instructions to His people.

‘They sit down at Your feet.’ In Luke 10:39, we read of Mary who sat down at the
Saviour’s feet to learn from Him.
There is a time to labour; there is a time to learn. Martha was so busy, involved
with many things. The tasks were right; the time was not.
Jesus would not be with them much longer and Mary wanted to take full
advantage of this valuable opportunity to sit at His feet and receive instruction.
Duty is important, but not at the expense of devotion. In other words, duty must
never hinder devotion.
Luke 6:47 says, ‘Whoever comes to Me, and hears my sayings…’. This reminds us
how important it is to hear His word. How hungry are we for spiritual food?
The pastor spends hours in His study preparing food. Should we not take every
opportunity of eating it? How is your appetite?
Sunday and midweek should see us there with eyes, ears and hearts wide open
to hear what God has to say to us. He may only speak once, so don’t miss what
He has to say.

5. He gives His precious word to His people.

‘Everyone shall receive of His words.’ Jesus said, in Matthew 11:29, ‘Learn from Me.’
Men of God, such as William Tyndale, gave their time, and even their lives, to
ensure that the Scriptures were available to all people in their own language.
When we take the Bible into our hands, do we realise what it cost to translate it
so that we can read the Word of God in our native tongue? The cost was not in
monetary terms, but often in blood.
Today, this same book is being translated into countless languages throughout
the world. What a privilege it is to have this book and understand its message. It
truly is ‘a lamp to our feet, and a light to our path’ (Psalm 119:105).
May we treasure it, read it, love it, and proclaim its message to those near and far
until everyone shall receive His words’ (Deuteronomy 33:3).
Take comfort, believer, for this day you are: in His heart; in His hand; at His feet.
You are saved; satisfied and secure.

From the breaking of the dawn
To the setting of the sun,
I will stand on every promise of Your word.
Words of power, strong to save,
That will never pass away,
I will stand on every promise of Your word.
For Your covenant is sure,
And on this I am secure,
I can stand on every promise of Your word.

When I stumble and I sin,
Condemnation pressing in,
I will stand on every promise of Your word.
You are faithful to forgive,
That in freedom I might live,
So I stand on every promise of Your word.
Guilt to innocence restored:
You remember sins no more!
So I’ll stand on every promise of Your word.

When I’m faced with anguished choice,
I will listen for Your voice,
And I’ll stand on every promise of Your word.
Through this dark and troubled land
You will guide me with your hand
As I stand on every promise of Your word.
And you’ve promised to complete
Every work begun in me,
So I’ll stand on every promise of Your word.

Hope that lifts me from despair,
Love that casts out every fear,
As I stand on every promise of Your word.
Not forsaken, not alone,
For the Comforter has come,
And I stand on every promise of Your word.
Grace sufficient, grace for me,
Grace for all who will believe,
We will stand on every promise of Your word.

Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
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Pastor: Kristian Dimond 01432 830002 07810 442523 pastor@wellingtonec.org.uk
Elders: John Roberts 01432 830100 jokaroberts@gmail.com
Keith Weber 01568 611251 07436 005561 keith.smallprint@gmail.com
Wellington Evangelical Chapel, Wellington, Hereford HR4 8AX www.wellingtonec.org.uk Reg Charity No 233810
THE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY IS PREPARED BY JOHN ROBERTS