Even though you slay me, I will trust Him

Published 4:51 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2011

By Emily Agee

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust; his truth shall he thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways” (Psalms 91:1–11).

Thought for the week: “I Seek”
“I seek to know my Savior more and more each day. To learn of Him and know Him in a new and personal way. I read His word and discover what He wants me to know, to live daily by His word, and He’s with me where’er I go. Thank You, heavenly Father, for the constant love you give; I’ll cherish it always in heart as long as I shall live.”

Worship service at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Jemison began with a praise service by the choir. The scripture was from John 6:32-35. Prayer was led by Pastor Dukes. Songs sung included, “Get On Board,” “Running For Jesus” and “Lord You Been Good To Me.”

The morning message was given by Pastor Dukes. His theme was “Even Though You Slay Me, I Am Still Going To Trust Him.”

How important is God’s business to you? It was important to Nehemiah. He heard about his home church and was vexed. The king gave him what he needed to take care of the church’s needs. The enemy wants to make things worse than they really are.

Always know your greatest struggle is within, not without. People need to come together. Never let anyone or anything stop you, stay on the wall and don’t come down; each person has his own wall. Stay on the wall because you are doing a great work for God; rebuild step by step, no matter who is against you. Build the wall and then close the door; you struggle because you left the door open.

The work has to go on — we need spiritual unity. A situation should not stop you from working. The devil can’t do anything unless God gives him permission. Don’t let folks stop you, do what God tells you to do. Stay on the wall because you have to finish. God wants your first and your best; whatever you do, let it be his way. He is pleased with a finished job — can you stand the test? Stay on the wall, unite your family, and your community is saved. We serve a God that doesn’t want you to come down.

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Mr. Chester Cottrell in their time of bereavement. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. at Union Baptist Church in Clanton. Agee Brothers Funeral Home is directing.

On our sick list this week we ask you to remember in your prayers: Eliza Stewart, Jeanetta Brooks, Jerry Wilson, Sam and Vivian Hicks, Flora B. Franklin, Harold Frazier, Lee Anna Worthey, Evelyn Austin and Maratha Binion. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in His care is our prayer.

—Emily Agee is a religion columnist for The Clanton Advertiser. Her column appears each Thursday.