Perfect Freedom and Oneness

  1. In Psalm 101 it can sound confusing who is talking “My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks in a perfect way, he shall serve me.”
  2. This is labeled as a psalm of David. He could be talking about himself, even saying that he will behave wisely, have perfect ways, keep a perfect heart, and set nothing wicked before his eyes. But, it could also be the Lord speaking all these things and declaring His house righteous. The two have become one.
  3. Being indistinguishable from the Lord in righteousness seems like a good goal.
  4. Psalm 102 has some wonderful truths. It speaks about the heavens and earth being changed.
  5. Romans 8 says, “Creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.”
  6. It also talks about the Lord listening to the prisoner and releasing those appointed to death.
  7. Of course, Jesus released us from death. In Luke 4, it is recorded that Jesus said He came to “proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.”
  8. The Lord will build up Zion. It’s the Lord that is building His church. All of our church growth stuff is for naught. It may grow the number of people in our building, but if it’s not the Lord growing His Church, it’s just distracting from the Lord’s purposes.
  9. The Lord’s church isn’t people gathering for entertainment and good feelings on a Sunday morning. The Lord’s Church is one body where each member has a gift that it uses to edify, build up, the rest of the body. And as one, they are gathered together to serve the Lord.