Tuesday, March 06, 2018

3-6. Responsibility

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace” (John 16:33)

There are far too many irresponsible believers. At the same time, there are far too many over-responsible believers who are seeking to carry out the Lord’s responsibilities. Our primary concern is to trust Him, and rest in Him, while ‘it is God who confirms and makes us steadfast and establishes Christ” (2 Cor. 1:21, Amp.).

“The good fight is the fight of faith. Nothing is easier than to step out of faith into feeling, or sight. But then it is failure, and no longer a fight of faith. When we abide in the Lord Jesus, the force of the assault is borne by Him. He takes the strain and the burden; whilst the believer passes into His triumphs, and is kept in perfect peace through it all.

“The believer then understands the meaning of Asa’s words: ‘Lord, it is nothing with Thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power....O Lord, Thou art our God; let not man prevail against Thee... (2 Chron. 14:11). Against us? No; against Thee! Why? Because the battle is the Lord’s! How often we have looked at the battle as ours and have asked that man shall not prevail against us. But perhaps you are not wholly on the Lord’s side; and this may be the secret of your failure. If you want continuous victory, you must be on the side of Him who knows no defeat. The question is not whether the Lord is on your side, but whether you are on the Lord’s side.” -C.A.F.

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee” (Isa. 26:3).