Everlasting Father, Everlasting Son, Immortal Holy Ghost be thou glorified 2x God, You are so good; God You are Wonderful; my God You are Excellent. Excellent is Your Name, Excellent is Power, Lord You are Wonderful, my God You are Excellent.
Father, we thank You Most Gracious Father for Your love and Kindness, Your peace, and ending Joy in the lives of Your Children. Lord, Thank You and thank You again and again.
Children of God, let us come rejoicing, shouting alleluia in the highest to the glory of His Name, is another Friday, praise the Name of the Lord, another opportunity to learn something special at His feet.
Hope you have been having exciting moments all the week or do I say month through the devotionals? The Lord has been gracious to us doing wonders in our lives, family, career, ministry and businesses. Glory be to God. Shall the prey from the mighty, or the lawful captive be delivered?
But thus saith Jehovah, even the captive of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered; for I will contend with Him that contendeth with thee and I will save thy children (Isa 49:24-25).
Are you still in doubt about God’s interventions in your life this month and beyond? Truly has He said it; He will surely do it. The God of vengeance will fight all your battles and you will be free from the terror of the terrible (Ps 94:1-2). Praise the Lord. Do I have a testify in the house?
Beloved, are you in the habit of asking foolish questions and making unprofitable argument? The Word of God is admonishing you to desist from such. It is not profiting neither is it beneficial rather it breeds quarrels and bitterness. However, it was mentioned to us those things that we should daily strive towards. Come on for more discovery:
“Avoid foolish questions.” Titus 3:9
Our days are few, and are far better spent in doing good, than in disputing over matters which are, at best, of minor importance. The old schoolmen did a world of mischief by their incessant discussion of subjects of no practical importance; and our Churches suffer much from petty wars over abstruse points and unimportant questions.
After everything has been said that can be said, neither party is any the wiser, and therefore the discussion no more promotes knowledge than love, and it is foolish to sow in so barren a field. Questions upon points wherein Scripture is silent; upon mysteries which belong to God alone; upon prophecies of doubtful interpretation; and upon mere modes of observing human ceremonials, are all foolish, and wise men avoid them.
Our business is neither to ask nor answer foolish questions, but to avoid them altogether; and if we observe the apostle’s precept (Titus 3:8) to be careful to maintain good works, we shall find ourselves far too much occupied with profitable business to take much interest in unworthy, contentious, and needless strivings.
There are, however, some questions which are the reverse of foolish, which we must not avoid, but fairly and honestly meet, such as these: Do I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ? Am I renewed in the spirit of my mind? Am I walking not after the flesh, but after the Spirit? Am I growing in grace? Does my conversation adorn the doctrine of God my Saviour? Am I looking for the coming of the Lord, and watching as a servant should do who expects his master? What more can I do for Jesus?
Such enquiries as these urgently demand our attention; and if we have been at all given to cavilling, let us now turn our critical abilities to a service so much more profitable. Let us be peace-makers, and endeavour to lead others both by our precept and example, to “avoid foolish questions.”
Job was faced with situation no one will ever wish to have but instead of indulging in foolish questioning, he did the best thing that is expected of a child of God in distress, read on for more encounter:
“O that I knew where I might find Him!” Job 23:3
In Job’s uttermost extremity he cried after the Lord. The longing desire of an afflicted child of God is once more to see his Father’s face. His first prayer is not “O that I might be healed of the disease which now festers in every part of my body!” nor even “O that I might see my children restored from the jaws of the grave, and my property once more brought from the hand of the spoiler!” but the first and uppermost cry is, “O that I knew where I might find HIM, who is my God! that I might come even to His seat!”
God’s children run home when the storm comes on. It is the heaven-born instinct of a gracious soul to seek shelter from all ills beneath the wings of Jehovah. “He that hath made his refuge God,” might serve as the title of a true believer. A hypocrite, when afflicted by God, resents the infliction, and, like a slave, would run from the Master who has scourged him; but not so the true heir of heaven, he kisses the hand which smote him, and seeks shelter from the rod in the bosom of the God who frowned upon him.
Job’s desire to commune with God was intensified by the failure of all other sources of consolation. The patriarch turned away from his sorry friends, and looked up to the celestial throne, just as a traveller turns from his empty skin bottle, and betakes himself with all speed to the well. He bids farewell to earth-born hopes, and cries, “O that I knew where I might find my God!”
Nothing teaches us so much the preciousness of the Creator, as when we learn the emptiness of all besides. Turning away with bitter scorn from earth’s hives, where we find no honey, but many sharp stings, we rejoice in Him whose faithful word is sweeter than honey or the honeycomb. In every trouble we should first seek to realize God’s presence with us. Only let us enjoy His smile, and we can bear our daily cross with a willing heart for His dear sake.
Yes a willing heart grant to us O Lord to bear that which we cannot change but bear. Amen. Dearly beloved, meditate on these things and make wise choices rather than argument that profit nothing than play up of intelligence and knowledge but not in work in Jesus Name.
Avoid foolish question and see God intervening in every situations in life.
Have a restful weekend. See you next week if Jesus tarries by the grace of God.
Remain blessed in the Lord.