Daily Lift – July 13, 2019

As Surely as He May Live

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At the Fifty-Fifth of Isaiah, God declared that His Word would accomplish what He pleased and prosper in that for which it was sent. The Word of the Lord decrees both the conditions under which a man is saved and those under which he is lost. Because that God cannot lie, those conditions must remain consistent, and they do. We see this principle exemplified at Second Samuel Six. There, the Ark of the Covenant was being transported to Jerusalem on a new ox-drawn cart when the Ark was shaken. Uzzah, one of the drivers of the cart, reached out to steady it and was smitten dead by the Lord. The touching of holy things was forbidden, and the Ark was to be carried by staves. To be well-meaning and to be obediently faithful are not necessarily the same values. Upon the testimony of God, a man may die as surely as he may live.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater