Wednesday, November 15, 2006

What Are You Filling Your Soul With?

“The Lord is my portion, say my soul” Lamentations 3:24

We see that in this verse it states that the Lord is my portion, not that the Lord is in my portion; but it is He himself that makes up the sum total of my soul’s inheritance. The Lord is my portion. Not just merely His grace, not His love, not His covenant, but Yahweh Himself. God Himself has graciously chosen us for His portion, and we have chosen Him for ours. It is true that the Lord must choose us first, or else we would never choose Him for ourselves.

The Lord is our all-sufficient portion. God fills Himself; and if God is all-sufficient in Himself, He must be all-sufficient for us. It is not easy to satisfy man's desires. When he dreams that he is satisfied, anon he wakes to the perception that there is somewhat yet beyond, and straightway the horse-leech in his heart cries, "Give, give." But all that we can wish for is to be found in our divine portion, so that we ask, "Who do I have in heaven but God? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside You." Well may we "delight ourselves in the Lord" who makes us to drink of the river of His pleasures. Our faith stretches her wings and mounts like an eagle into the heaven of divine love as to her proper dwelling-place. "The lines have fallen to us in pleasant places; yea, we have a goodly heritage." Let us rejoice in the Lord always; let us show to the world that we are a happy and a blessed people, and thus induce them to exclaim, "We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you."


uncle tim said...

MOOSE!!! Welcome to the blogging world!

As for your post today, WOW! Seminary made you real smart-like. Really encouraging this morning. Can't wait for you move next door to me and get me un-fat!

ryan said...

I must agree with the uncle, great to see you out here in the blog world...of course, I'm a green horn myself. (drop a little Texas lingual on ya)
Hope to hear more about whats happening with you brotha!
I need you to get me UN-weak...

Jonathan Moorhead said...

"Moose"? Your profile says your sign is a "sheep" -much more fitting for you J-rod. When are you going to put up your profile picture? You could make it like Dave's screensaver!