Psalm 112 Are you yoked with Christ so when adversity comes you are prepared?
The world clamors for peace and harmony yet they deny the Yoke of Christ. They deride those who choose the path of godliness yet they cannot deny the evidence which stares them in the face. They cannot understand how it is possible to stand firm when faced with adversity. They are like Job’s comforters who could not wrap their minds around Job’s intense faithfulness in the midst of the worst tragedies to befall a man.
How could he sit in ashes and mourn yet keep his faith in God?
What was his secret?
Like the psalmist Job knew that he walked in harmony with God. He yoked himself to God and allowed Him to train him to walk beside Him in the furrow. It was then he could see beyond the temporal circumstances to the eternal reward for them who walk uprightly. He submitted his will, heart and mind to Him. He chose to not be conformed to this world but transformed by the renewing of his mind. This is what he knew no matter the circumstances of life: “The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. May the name of the Lord be blessed.” Therefore, like the psalmist, he could say: I will not be shaken and I will remember Him who is just and knows the beginning from the end.
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