God begins the work of grace in the souls of men, so he carries it on and perfects it. Let us not trust in ourselves, nor in our stock of grace already received, but in him, and in him alone. The mercy of God is the spring and fountain of all the good we have or hope for; mercy, not only to the miserable but to the guilty. Next to mercy is peace, which we have from the sense of having obtained mercy. From peace springs love; Christ’s love to us, our love to him, and our brotherly love to one another.
Outward privileges, profession, and apparent conversion will not secure those from the vengeance of God, who turned aside in unbelief and disobedience. The destruction of the unbelieving Israelites in the wilderness shows that no one ought to presume on their privileges. They had miracles as their daily bread, yet even they perished in unbelief. A great number of the angels were not pleased with the stations God allotted to them; pride was the main and direct cause or occasion of their fall. The fallen angels are kept to the judgment of the great day, and shall fallen men escape it? Surely not. Consider this in due time. The destruction of Sodom is a loud warning to all to take heed of and flee from fleshly lusts that war against the soul, 1 Peter 2:11.
Heavenly Father, as your obedient servant, I bring before your throne and plead if it is your will Lord, hear and fulfill these petitions. Continue bringing grace to the flocks increasing your compassion and love through it, Father. Refresh the fountain of living water within them, Lord, for sharing with the lost and backslidden. Increase their hope to fulfill their peace, increasing Christ’s love to us, our love to him, and our brotherly love to one another. Take from them Lord all presumptions of privilege, all mindful thoughts of righteousness, provide the Holy Spirit discernment so they may use his knowledge and understanding as wisdom to find their way into a deeper personal relationship with Yeshua and Yahweh this I pray in the name of Yeshua, Amen, and Amen.
Robert a humble and obedient servant of Yeshua and His Father in heaven, Yahweh.