Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

Deliverance Fetched By Prayers

Php 1:19-20, 19 for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, 20 as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.

Mark the confidence of his declaration, “I know.”  This knowledge stems from Rom 8:28 where Paul displays confidence in God causing all things to work together for good in advancing His cause. And as Peter was delivered out of prison through the prayer of the church for him, Paul relies on the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ fetched by the prayer of righteous men to deliver him. He desires this deliverances/freedom that he may continue his service to Christ everywhere.

If God is making much of Himself through His vessels, Paul is confident he will not be put to shame for Christ will be honored one way or another, in life or in death. This reminds believers that death is not to be considered defeat. The man living but without expectation and hope is living only half a life, and  a man living on false expectations and false hopes is wasting his life, the one living for God is full of joy and expectations, (Mat 16:26).

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