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Verse of the Day (October 11, 2019)

Verse of the Day (October 11, 2019) – Salvation comes by trusting God alone. But trusting God alone brings disciples into conflict with a world that trusts itself (vv. 3–4; 1 John 3:1, 13). Ultimately, David’s trust is in a God who alone “is my rock and my salvation” (Ps. 62:6). These words describe the character and heart of God, whose full provision will ultimately be revealed in the coming Savior, who will overcome the world for his people (John 16:33). He will enable believers to overcome the world by providing a more sure foundation and a more enduring hope (Ps. 62:2–6; 1 John 5:5). The world’s focus is to gain power and possessions, which will vanish (Ps. 62:4, 10; James 5:3), but the hope of believers is eternally secure, because their honor and riches are safely stored in heaven (Ps. 62:7; Matt. 6:19–20). David reasons that if God can be trusted for salvation, then he can be entrusted with everything else, even one’s reputation (Ps. 62:7–9). True faith is not only bolstered by a strong God; it is emboldened by his love. We need not only strength for our wills but fuel for our emotions. God provides both (vv. 11–12; 2 Cor. 1:3–4). When believers remember God’s steadfast love, they will actually look forward to judgment, because that love has taken their sins away, as the scapegoat symbolized on the Day of Atonement (Ex. 34:6–7; Lev. 16:1–34). On that same day the blood of the other goat symbolized the atoning righteousness to be provided through the final Lamb (1 Pet. 1:19). The believer can look forward to the judgment because it will be the day on which all wrong is put right (Matt. 16:27; Rom. 2:6). In Christ, we have nothing to fear. (Gospel Transformation Study Bible) #BMSeminary

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