Do you know what the problem is with some of us? How many are old enough to remember that commercial that used to be on TV, which had a humorous picture of a child saying, “but Mommy, I want to do it myself!” We don’t really say it, but this is the way we do it: “But, Lord, I want to do it myself!” And we just keep struggling in our effort until He breaks us. “Happy art thou…O people saved by the LORD.”


This preacher knows he frustrates not the grace of God: if righteousness came by my works, then Christ is dead in vain. (Galatians 2:21) This Pastor knows she can’t carry the load of this church or save anything, but the Eternal God, and the One with the everlasting arms, and the giver of strength, He will do it. And we can sing the song when it’s over, “Happy art thou, O God-governed ones, saved by the Lord.” What is the Lord? He is “The shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency!” And, hear it, everybody: “Thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee.” Did you hear that? “And thou shalt tread upon their high places.” Glory be to God.