Sojourners In Our Own Land
1. The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; 2. for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.
Have you ever felt like you just don’t fit in to a place? As children of God our true home is not in this world. But just because our residency is now elsewhere does not mean that we don’t belong where we are right now. Our Father – who has set our eternal destiny – still owns this world. Everything belongs to Him and He retains command and authority over all things and all people. We may be fighting a battle, but we’re fighting on home soil.
Take heart that God is in control and over all. As Abraham Kuyper said:
There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is sovereign over all, does not cry, “Mine!”
Holiness: The whole of our being
3. Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? 4. The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.5. They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior. 6. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob.
Who is the holiest person that you know? Think about it for a moment. Now how did you come to that conclusion? What factors did you base your decision on? The Psalmist tells us of three areas that together must be pure and they are all found in verse 4 …