A Voice in the
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Re: from Micah
Repentance, Forgiveness, Work is finished?
We talk about 'end times' events. After last week's Q/A there were
comments about "repentance" (1Jn1:9). No, not for "Salvation". These are
Christians "purifying" themselves (1Jn3:3) in anticipation of "seeing
Him as He is" (vs2) My 'confession' was years ago...
"Do not rejoice against me, O my enemy; for if I fall, I shall arise.
For if I sit in darkness, Jehovah is a light to me. I will bear the
indignation of Jehovah because I have sinned against Him, until He
pleads my case and executes justice for me. He will bring me forth to
the light; I shall see His righteousness. And my enemy shall see; and
shame shall cover her who said to me, Where is Jehovah your God? ....."
Back during my apostasy I "sinned against Him". When I suddenly found
myself 'alone' the Lord's 2x4 had been thwacked across my forehead. It
was as if -all- those little elements of the apostasy were suddenly
clear, for what they were. Some little details needed, yet, to be
discovered. This little passage is pretty much taylored -just- to me...
it's -about- me... from the 'enemies' who taunted, to "her" who scoffed
about "your God and mine are different"
It might be due to this that I (as the reader in an accompanying Q/A said) speak
differently than most do. I remember my failings!
But the thing that is in my mind these days is: Have I done 'everything'
I'm supposed to do? Is there ANYTHING ELSE? What have I neglected?
When I get to Heaven will it be like was the case this morning (Friday)
coming to work, half way between home and work....Ohhhh...did I remember
to pack my POBox key with the computer glasses and flash drive? ...but
moving with traffic on the bike, no option to get into the saddle bag
There's a song (not in the VW Songbook)
I wonder, have I done my best for Jesus
Who die upon the cruel tree?
to think of His great sacrifice at Calv'ry
I know my Lord expects the best from me.
How many are the lost that I have lifted?
How many are the chained I've helped to free?
I wonder, have I done my best for Jesus,
When He has done so much for me?
"With what shall I come before Jehovah, to bow myself before the
loftiness of God? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, with
yearling calves? ... O man, He has declared to you what is good. And
what does Jehovah require of you, but to do justice, and to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God." (Mic6:6,8)