March 25, Psalms 60, Rejected

1O God, You have rejected us. You have broken us;
You have been angry; O, restore us.
2You have made the land quake, You have split it open;
Heal its breaches, for it totters.
3You have made Your people experience hardship;
You have given us wine to drink that makes us stagger.
4You have given a banner to those who fear You,
That it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
5That Your beloved may be delivered,
Save with Your right hand, and answer us!
6God has spoken in His holiness:
“I will exult, I will portion out Shechem and measure out the valley of Succoth.
7“Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine;
Ephraim also is the helmet of My head;
Judah is My scepter.
8“Moab is My washbowl;
Over Edom I shall throw My shoe;
Shout loud, O Philistia, because of Me!”
9Who will bring me into the besieged city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
10Have not You Yourself, O God, rejected us?
And will You not go forth with our armies, O God?
11O give us help against the adversary,
For deliverance by man is in vain.
12Through God we shall do valiantly,
And it is He who will tread down our adversaries.
Action: How should I turn to God in my struggles?

Author: Charlestown Road church of Christ

Charlestown Road church of Christ What are we all about? That’s a great question that deserves to be answered. In many places today, the modern church has become a ministry to serve the whole of man. You may find in some churches educational, recreational as well as spiritual ministries. Having a good time and eating for some is as much "church" as is worshipping. The modern church has come a long way from the way grandma and grandpa worshipped. Progressive, cutting edge, developing are terms used by many today. We, at the Charlestown Road congregation, are going a different direction. Instead of moving ever forward, adapting new ideas and a changing theology, we are interested in going backward to the way God designed the church. We feel it is time for the church to once again be a church. The apostle Paul praised the Thessalonian Christians for "imitating" the Lord, the apostles and the churches of Judea (1 Thessalonians 1:6; 2:14). A person might have an old car. He can fix it up with big wheels, fancy paint and make it very impressive to look at. Or, he can restore it to the way it was originally. Restoration is the spirit of returning things to the way they were originally. This is what we are interested in. We feel God designed things in a certain way on purpose. We want to please God, so we are interested in doing things the way God intended. In Philippians we read, "The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things; and the God of peace shall be with you" (4:9). In our services you will find that we offer the Lord’s Supper each Sunday as the early disciples did (Acts 20:7). Bible preaching is a part of our worship, as it was among the early Christians. We raise money only one way, by the members giving. We are organized according to the Bible fashion with overseers and deacons. We teach baptism for the remission of sins as the early Christians believed. We are not a restaurant, a gym, a nursing home, or a movie theater. We are a church that belongs to Christ, nothing more and nothing else. We want to please the Lord. We are interested in going to Heaven. We hope you are interested in the same things. Come and visit us!