Tom Harding

Lord, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger. Turn us, O God and cause thine anger toward us to cease. Psalm 85:1-4

When we read the Holy Scriptures and all the precious words therein, we see all the mighty works God has wrought out to glorify His matchless name and to save His people in perfect righteousness and everlasting salvation. We know beyond any questionable doubt that God has done a mighty and glorious work of redemption for His people, read again Psalm 85:1-4, and see all that, "thou hast done." God has been: "favourable, brought back, forgiven iniquity, covered all sin, taken away all wrath, turned from the fierceness of thine anger." God has done a work for us, "Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other," that took place at Calvary. Now our cry should be, Lord do a mighty work in us, "Turn us, O God of our Salvation" (Ps. 85:4). This is His gracious work of regeneration. God in sovereign grace must make application to the sinner's heart (Eph. 2:1). This work is carried out through the proclamation of the gospel, "thou hast done" (1 Cor. 1:21), and the revelation of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 2:9-10). We preach not what the sinner must do, but rather, we proclaim what God has done for us and must do in us. "Salvation is of the Lord" (Ps. 37:39), God has purposed this for His glory and our eternal good!

Tom Harding, Pastor
Zebulon Baptist Church
Pikeville, Ky.

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