“They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.” Psalms 119:74
One of the greatest things you can do in your life, ministry and service for the Lord is to read after those who have gone before you and trusted in God’s Word. Their stories and testimonies will inspire you and encourage you to re-evaluate your own life and make necessary changes and commitments.
You should start with those examples found in God’s Word.
The psalmist may not have realized he was prophesying, but in a way, he was. We look at his life and we are glad for his example because he hoped in God’s Word. The main reason I am writing this series on this chapter is because of the strength and determination of the psalmist as he clings to God and His precepts. The life he lived makes me glad because I know I can live it as well.
I have been reading a book by a missionary who has since gone on to be with the Lord. His name is Darrell Champlin. Have you heard of him?
I must be honest and tell you that I am almost ashamed to even call myself a missionary after reading about this man and his wife. What an inspiration their life is because they loved my Savior with such a fervor and obviously hoped in His Word. I will link the book below as well as a sermon he preached.
My point is this, we should gain from reading and learning from those who have followed after God. AND, we should be living in such a way that we bring others gladness and encouragement as we hope in God’s Word.
The Bible tells us,
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
1 Corinthians 15:58 ~which just happened to be Bro. Champlin’s life verse.
Live for the Lord, hope in His Word! It is NOT in vain.
Until Next Time, Lord willing,