Sometimes we go through periods of life where we feel lost or even abandoned by God. There are many reasons for this it could be our communion with God (prayer life) is out of whack or maybe He has withdrawn His presence for a purpose greater than we can understand, knowing He will be Glorified.
What ever the reason; as David does here we would be wise to cry out to the Lord asking for Him to return His presence to us having full reassurance that will never fully “abandon” His faithful ones: For the Lord loves justice and will not abandon his faithful ones. They are kept safe forever, but the children of the wicked will be destroyed. PS. 37:28
Lord, do not abandon me; my God, do not be far from me. 22 Hurry to help me, my Lord, my salvation. (CSB)
No me desampares, oh Jehová; Dios mío, no te alejes de mí. 22 Apresúrate a ayudarme, Oh Señor, mi salvación. (RVR 1960)
1 Corinthians 1:29-31
That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. (KJV)
a fin de que nadie se jacte en su presencia. 30 Mas por él estáis vosotros en Cristo Jesús, el cual nos ha sido hecho por Dios sabiduría, justificación, santificación y redención; 31 para que, como está escrito: El que se gloría, gloríese en el Señor. (RVR 1960)
Jonathan Edwards is best known for his fiery sermon Sinners in the Hands of and Angry God. While God’s judgement was one of Mr. Edwards favorite subjects, most people have no idea the depth of his subject matter.
Today’s Sermon is:
GOD GLORIFIED IN MAN’S DEPENDENCE
Preached on the Public Lecture in Boston, July 8, 1731; and published at the desire of several ministers and others in Boston who heard it. – This was the first piece published by Mr. Edwards.
“That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. ” – 1 Corinthians 1:29-31.
Those Christians to whom the apostle directed this epistle, dwelt in a part of the world where human wisdom was in great repute; as the apostle observes in the 22nd verse of this chapter, “The Greeks seek after wisdom.” Corinth was not far from Athens, that had been for many ages the most famous seat of philosophy and learning in the world. The apostle therefore observes to them, how God by the gospel destroyed, and brought to naught, their wisdom. The learned Grecians, and their great philosophers, by all their wisdom did not know God, they were not able to find out the truth in divine things. But, after they had done their utmost to no effect, it pleased God at length to reveal himself by the gospel, which they accounted foolishness. He “chose the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty, and the base things of the world, and things that are despised, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught the things that are.” And the apostle informs them in the text why he thus did, That no flesh should glory in his presence, &c.–In which words may be observed, …
Continued at SOURCE