DO NOT CALL LIST!… Psalm 9

When I was a financial planner, I had to make dozens and dozens of phone calls each and every day .   As pastor, lots of calls to make and receive.  Now that I’m retired, the calls are minimal.  The ones I always hated getting most were from sales people.  I thought I had put them on the do-not-call list.  Why is the cremation society calling me at 9pm?  What do they know that my doctor doesn’t?!  Burned me up!

Psalm 9: 10–  ‘And for those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.’   God never minds our calls to Him. Any hour, day or night.  Holidays included.   He never puts our phone number on the ‘do-not-call’ list.  He has no evening television schedule that resents interruption.  He doesn’t screen our calls.   No,  ‘…for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.’

What could be better?  Win the lottery?  Live in Sun Valley, Idaho?  Have everything you ever wanted?  Think of it– all will be done away with in one single moment, our death.  No U-Hauls on the way to the cemetery. The cremation society’s phone calls will not need to be answered.   Supposedly, someone asked John D. Rockefeller’s accountant how much money he left when he died, and that the accountant said, ‘Every last dime!’

To know the Lord is to have eternal life with rewards unthinkable and unimaginable.  Rewards that are out-of-this-world!  They come to those who know Him, who have a personal relationship with Him.  Yes, far from perfect, but close to the heart of God.

The psalmist David says that they not only know the Lord but put all their trust in Him.   On Him alone for there is no other… and we need no other.  It’s not about our efforts as if we need to find some secret formula or hidden code to get to God, for the Bible says that He never forsakes anyone who seeks Him.

Anyone (‘those who’) means you and me.  Not a certain caste or social standing or pedigree or net asset value or anything else.  Those who seek Him, who come to Jesus with an open and repentant heart, will find Him.  I did.  And actually, what I found was that He was seeking me and wouldn’t let go until He found me.  Seek Him…

Prayer:  Lord, thank you that you love to hear from us whenever and wherever we may be.   In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

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