I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, where cometh my help, my help cometh from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. Glorious God, we thank You for another blessed day thank you for the showers that ushers it in. it was very peaceful and restful night I must confess. Thank You Father.
Indeed it is better that the Lord is my helper, for a cry to heaven brings down my desired result. Men may help you but they will soon get tired of you, they will either abandon you or mistreat you. But not so with Your Father, Who loves you and send His Son all the way to the cross for you.
Beloved, ever being tempted to be jealous of others success. Have you ever wish it was you other than him or her. Ever asked God why not me?
It common to the flesh to carve for success, happiness, prosperity, name it. There is nothing wrong in all but one thing. When you envy the success of the unrighteous. As a child of God there are certain things you know that you must not desire especially when you know that it possession will either lead you astray or make you to commit sin.
What has the righteous got with the unrighteous. Ps 1:1-2, gave a stern warning concerning the conduct of the righteous man. It laid emphasis on “walketh not” “standeth” “sitteth” with the “ungodly or wicked”, “sinners”, “scornful or mockers”
There are position if offered to a child of God, you will simply not accept it especially if you are not spiritually matured. The Word of said “flee from all appearances of evil (1 Tim 6:6-12). The emphasis is on “flee”. In Jas 4:7 be subject unto God; but resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Envy must not be found in the life of a child of God, apart from it begin a sin it can lead to destruction. May God help us all in Jesus Name.
The solution therefore is containment which apostle Paul said is a great gain. You might not be there today, with great determination and faithfulness, God will move you to your desire heaven, for their (sinners) end is not desirable but pitiable, I must tell you. Praise the Lord!
“Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.” Prov. 23:17, 18
When we see the wicked prosper we are apt to envy them. When we hear the noise of their mirth, and our own spirit is heavy, we half think that they have the best of it. This is foolish and sinful. If we knew them better, and specially if we remembered their end, we should pity them.
The cure for envy lies in living under a constant sense of the divine presence, worshiping God and communing with Him all the day long, however long the day may seem. True religion lifts the soul into a higher region, where the judgment becomes more clear, and the desires are more elevated. The more of Heaven there is in our lives, the less of earth we shall covet. The fear of God casts out envy of men.
The death-blow of envy is a calm consideration of the future. The wealth and glory of the ungodly are a vain show. This pompous appearance flashes out for an hour, and then is extinguished. What is the prosperous sinner the better for his prosperity when judgment overtakes him? As for the godly man, his end is peace and blessedness, and none can rob him of his joy; wherefore, let him forego envy, and be filled with sweet content.
Yes! For the righteous family will still be remembered by the Lord long after He is gone. All His promises will surely be fulfill. He will remain faithful to the end. God is our helper, He will not fail us and He will be with us always:
“I am with you alway.” Matthew 28:20
It is well there is One who is ever the same, and who is ever with us. It is well there is one stable rock amidst the billows of the sea of life. O my soul, set not thine affections upon rusting, moth-eaten, decaying treasures, but set thine heart upon Him who abides for ever faithful to thee. Build not thine house upon the moving quicksands of a deceitful world, but found thy hopes upon this rock, which, amid descending rain and roaring floods, shall stand immovably secure.
My soul, I charge thee, lay up thy treasure in the only secure cabinet; store thy jewels where thou canst never lose them. Put thine all in Christ; set all thine affections on His person, all thy hope in His merit, all thy trust in His efficacious blood, all thy joy in His presence, and so thou mayest laugh at loss, and defy destruction.
Remember that all the flowers in the world’s garden fade by turns, and the day cometh when nothing will be left but the black, cold earth. Death’s black extinguisher must soon put out thy candle. Oh! how sweet to have sunlight when the candle is gone! The dark flood must soon roll between thee and all thou hast; then wed thine heart to Him who will never leave thee; trust thyself with Him who will go with thee through the black and surging current of death’s stream, and who will land thee safely on the celestial shore, and make thee sit with Him in heavenly places for ever.
Go, sorrowing son of affliction, tell thy secrets to the Friend who sticketh closer than a brother. Trust all thy concerns with Him who never can be taken from thee, who will never leave thee, and who will never let thee leave Him, even “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.”
“Lo, I am with you alway,” is enough for my soul to live upon, let who will forsake me.
Put all your faith in Him, He remaineth truth even to the end of time, why not put your trust in Him alone.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang Ifeoma Ohondu
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