Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” Matt. 16: 23 NIV

But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. Matt 16: 23 KJV

Jesus turned on Peter and said, “Get away from me, you Satan! You are a dangerous trap to me. You are thinking merely from a human point of view, and not from God’s.” Matt 16:23 NLB

Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him. Truly He is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.  Psalm 62:1 & 2 KJV

 

We have all had excruciating moments

when someone said something blackened

sharpened, and slanderous that cut us to the

core because of the surprising and unexpected

source. These are the painful  moments where

we must say, “Get thee  behind me Satan!”

as we choose to lean  into the beauty, glory,

mercy, grace, & love filled personage of our Triune

God. Then as children of the Heavenly King of Kings and

Lord of Lords we therefore choose to joyfully, victoriously obediently

reflect Him back because of His ceaseless, lavish and undeserved grace towards us.

For our Triune God never disappoints or devastates

but is always for us not against us. And while these

moments are painful, we can rejoice if it brings

us closer to our precious Savior and Lord.

And while these moments are painful,

we can indeed rejoice if it brings us

closer to our precious Savior and Lord.

For this is when we like the Palmist David

must say over and over and over again to ourselves,

 

“Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation

comes from Him. Truly He is my rock and my

salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken. ‘

 

“Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation

comes from Him. Truly He is my rock and my

salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken. ‘

 

“Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation

comes from Him. Truly He is my rock and my

salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken. ‘

Amen ,Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen and Amen!

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