Total Dependence on the Savior
By Benny Hinn
What does it mean to be totally dependent upon the Savior?
Let me go back to the Old Testament for an undeniable example. King David, considered by historians and scholars to be one of the most powerful and successful warriors of his day, was very willing to openly declare that without God he could do nothing.
This thought runs throughout the longest chapter of the Bible.
When I saw what the psalmist was saying, I began seeing the entire passage of Psalm 119 as an insightful discourse of total dependence upon God, based on a foundation of obedience and cleanliness.
He starts the psalm by declaring:
“Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways” (verses 1-3), clearly telling us that we cannot live a holy life without total dependence upon God.
Now, notice David’s dependence upon the Lord in the following passages from Psalm 119:
“Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments. I wil praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly” (4-8). “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (9-11).
David concludes Psalm 119 with a remorseful sense of his own sin and overwhelming dependence upon God’s grace:
“Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts. I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight. Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments” (173-176).
In this last verse David shows his total dependence upon the Lord by asking God to seek His servant. This utter dependence is only possible through the power of the Holy Spirit’s insight and help. When it comes to seeking Him, it is vital to remember that He sought us first.
The Word of God tells us how deeply God loves us and desires for us to be in close fellowship with Him.
Oh that we would pray daily:
“Lord Jesus, I am dependent upon You and the work You did on the cross. Help me. I rely completely upon You today for wisdom, strength, and revelations so I can serve You better today.”