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Standing On an Even Place

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Historic houses in Yorktown 2012

“My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.”
(Psalm 26:12)

Of course, this verse is an expositor’s delight. He holds so many great thoughts. This devotional looks at the first phrase “My foot standeth in an even place.”

The word “stand” has so many good meanings in scripture. Read this familiar passage.

“11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (Ephesians 6:11-17)

And this one. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:1-2) There are many more scriptures to “stand” on.

When we take our stand on even, level, and non-slip ground, nothing can move us. We take our stand on the rock, Christ Jesus. Nothing can make us fall. “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.” (Jude 1:24)

Having done all to stand, stand. Take a stand for your faith. Stand in the grace given you. Stand bold and joyous in the knowledge of your salvation. Stay in the Word. The Word is your firm foundation. Jesus is the Word.

Say as David did, “my foot stands on even ground.”

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