Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Ps 1:1-3 (KJV)
I like the way Message Bible puts it
How well God must like you— you don’t hang out at Sin Saloon, you don’t slink along Dead-End Road, you don’t go to Smart-Mouth College.
2 Instead you thrill to God’s Word, you chew on Scripture day and night.
3 You’re a tree replanted in Eden, bearing fresh fruit every month, Never dropping a leaf, always in blossom. Ps1:1-3 (MSG)
Dearly beloved, how will like to be liked by God, He loves you no doubt, but how will you like God to say like we all echo till today that David is a man after God’s heart, it means you got to work, how? Someone is asking. By being deliberate in your Christian living, be determined to bring someone to God’s kingdom. Talk to that brother/sister close to you, in your office, your mechanic, your domestic workers, your boss about Christ and you will surely be blessed as said the Lord.
In your determination to do His bidding you might be face with the Amalekites, but don’t be like King Saul who instead of carrying out God’s instruction, he decided to mingle with them. May that never be your case in Jesus name. Who are Amalekites in our today world? Let’s find out:
He said, “Indeed, [my] hand is [lifted up] toward the Lord’s throne. The Lord will be at war with Amalek from generation to generation.”—Exodus 17:16
The Amalekites were the persistent and relentless enemies of the Israelites. When the Israelites sought to enter the Promised Land, the Amalekites stood in their way (Exod. 17:8–16). Once the Israelites were in the Promised Land and seeking to enjoy what God had given them, the Amalekites joined the Midianites to torment the Hebrews in the days of Gideon (Judg. 6:3). It was an Amalekite that caused the downfall of King Saul (1 Sam. 15:9, 28).
The Amalekites continually sought to hinder the progress of God’s people and to rob them of God’s blessing. Thus God swore His enmity against them for eternity.
As you move forward in your pilgrimage with the Lord, there will be “Amalekites” that will seek to distract and defeat you. God is determined to remove anything that keeps you from experiencing Him to the fullest. If your commitment to your job is keeping you from obedience to Him, God will declare war against it. If a relationship, materialism, or a destructive activity is keeping you from obeying God’s will, He will wage relentless war against it.
There is nothing so precious to you that God will not be its avowed enemy if it keeps you from His will for your life. King Saul mistakenly thought he could associate with Amalekites and still fulfill the will of the Lord (1 Sam. 15:8–9). You may also be hesitant to rid yourself of that which causes you to compromise your obedience to God.
Don’t make the same mistake as King Saul. He did not take the Amalekites seriously enough, and it cost him dearly. King Saul was too concern about what people will say and He disobeyed God. Are you experiencing same today, be encouraged, for God has promised a complete protection over your life, family, career and ministry. More below:
“While I was with them, I was protecting them by Your name that You have given Me. I guarded them and not one of them is lost, except the
son of destruction, so that the Scripture may be fulfilled.”—John 17:12
Nothing that Satan can do to you should cause you to fear (2 Tim. 1:7). Jesus chose the twelve disciples the Father had given Him and then jealously guarded them from the evil one. Jesus sent His disciples into the world where they experienced difficult and dangerous circumstances, but He interceded on their behalf with His Father that they would have His strong protection from the evil one (John 17:15).
In the same way, Jesus said that we, as His sheep, are held securely in the Father’s strong hand (John 10:28). There is no better place to be than safely in the hand of almighty God. Do you believe this, or are you fearful of what Satan or people can do to you? The apostle John encourages us that we do not need to fear: “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).
This is not merely a theological concept but a profound reality in which you can have absolute confidence. It is not just a truth for meditation in the security of your home; it is a promise you can cling to in the midst of a hostile and menacing world.
What you do reveals what you believe. If you are living a fearful, anxiety-filled life, you are proving your lack of confidence in God’s protection, regardless of what you may say. Live your life with confidence that Jesus is continually interceding with the Father on your behalf. If you trust Him completely, you will have nothing to fear.
Does that provide you with comfort you sought, is your fear and anxiety smoothen? Let us all take cover under His word for He is able to keep all He said concerning us, remember our text above.
See you next week by His grace.
Remain blessed in the Lord.