My Part/His Part

shuttle launch from the Inter Space Sta
The photo (space shuttle launch ) reminds me of His vastness, His power, His “unlike-us-ness.”

In the midst of the normal struggles of life, parenting, and work…I drew comfort from Psalm 91 this morning.

Noticing the biblical explanation of responsibility, choice, and result. Verse 1 says, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.” Thus my job is to “pitch my tent”, His “job” is to allow me to live/abide/stay in His shadow.

Verse two indicates my need to “trust.”

Verses three and four describe His protection, and verses five through seven portray the resulting “sanctified superiority complex.”

Verse nine reiterates “my” part, “Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place…”

Verse 14 continues the admonition, “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows My name.”

Verse 15 and 16 again reveal cause-and-effect, “When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.

“Working out salvation” is a continuous and (hopefully growing) discipline.

Author: jackhager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for 30 plus years. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things.

One thought on “My Part/His Part”

  1. one of my earliest chapters (Psalm) we had to learn in Jr HS Sunday School Class… a great one! And a good reminder where to “pitch our tents”. Thanks Jack!

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