Sometimes, I have discovered, it is beneficial to take a scripture and break it down between what is MY Part versus what is GOD’S Part of a promise. When doing this, I came across Psalm 91:14-16, and was desiring to share my LIST of this breakdown, for I believe you will SEE actually that it is GOD who carries us, and who is the strong one. We can become “comfortable” in depending UPON HIM, and NOT UPON OURSELVES.
Here is the scripture:
Because he has set His Love upon me, therefore, will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver him, and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.
NOW LET US PONDER and SEE from this list, MY PART versus HIS PART:
- Set My Love Upon Him
- Know His Name
- Call Upon Him
- To DELIVER me
- To RAISE ME UP
- To ANSWER me
- To BE WITH ME, giving me His Presence, in trouble.
- To DELIVER ME *note this is repeated, emphasizing “over and over” He will deliver.
- To HONOR me
- To SATISFY me
- To GIVE ME LONG LIFE
- To SHOW ME HIS SALVATION (in this life and in the life to come)
NOW, who has the HARD PART ?? It is GOD, isn’t it.
LOOK AT “MY PART” – Not too heavy a yoke, is it?
I think of Jesus’ words also, “Come to Me, ye who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for my yoke is easy and burden is light.”
- Come TO HIM
- Attach myself to Him (as being yoked together, as oxen are, side by side in unity of purpose)
- Learn OF HIM
- To CARRY my burden, making it light for me
- To BEAR the yoke, so the end upon my shoulders is LIGHT and EASY
- To give me REST
GOD can be counted upon to do His Part, and he is more than ABLE to do His Part.
I can do my part, for I am ABLE to do My Part.
WHO HAS IT HARD? Neither My BIG GOD, nor me!
IF I WILL BUT EMBRACE, AND DO, MY EASY PART -I WILL SEE GOD COME THROUGH FOR ME! (smile)
May the REALIZATION that you don’t have to DO HIS PART, bring you to freedom of trust.
May the REALIZATION that HE does require you TO DO your part, bring you to doing that part. Believers are “in covenant” with God, through Christ, and each one of us must perform our part of the promises that they might be fulfilled in our lives.
AND MAY WE SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD! Amen?!