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Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

January 5 HOW FIRM A FOUNDATION 1787 “K”—in Rippon’s Selection of Hymns, So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6). A believer’s stability for this life, as well as his confidence for eternity, rests solely on the written promises of God’s Word. The direction of the living God for our lives is very definite. It is found in a firm foundation—the written revelation: “Thus saith the Lord.” In the first stanza the sure foundation of the Christian faith is established as being the Word of God. This challenging question is posed: What more can God do than provide His very Word as a completed revelation of Himself to man? The succeeding verses personalize precious promises from His Word: Verse Two—Isaiah 41:10—“Fear thou not, for I am with thee, be not dismayed, for I am thy God …” Verse Three—Isaiah 43:2—“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee …” Verse Four—2 Corinthians 12:9—“My grace is suff…