Who is like unto Thee O Lord! Who is like unto Thee O Lord! among the gods who is like Thee you are glorious in holiness fearful in praises doing wonders alleluia!// Who is on the Lord side, I want to know; I am on the Lord side, Who is on the Lord side, I want to know; I am on the Lord side, I am on the Lord side, my Saviour is on my side, as long as live, as long as I stay, I am on the Lord side. Can you join my singing I am on the Lord side, my Saviour is on my side, as long as live, as long as I stay, I am on the Lord side.

Yes I am on the side and my God is on my side. What a glorious union, Father we thank You we bless Your Holy Name, we exalt You we glorify Your Holy Name, be Thou exalted forever in Jesus Name. Thank You for this blessed week, thank You for magnifying Your Name above all You have made. Great are works Lord, receive our Praise forever more.

Beloved, it is blessed Friday with showers of blessings from on high. May the Name of the Lord be Praise alleluia, Amen! I hope you are blessed by the ministrations that came our way all through the week? Thank be to Jesus for sanctifying us and making us an instrument of honour to carry on the work of our Father here on earth.

In our PCL of today we are going to learn about worthiness in our walk with God. We saw mother of the Zebedee lobbying for her two sons one to be at the right hand of Jesus and the other at the left hand of Jesus. Jesus simply told her that she do not know what is asking about, same here today we will about the Pharisees of Jesus days looking good outside but inwardly they were found wanted.

The Lord is admonishing us not to be like them rather we should be sanctify and fit for the master’s work, not only looking good outside but also display honesty and credible even when no one is watching.

May God help us to be more of Him in Jesus Name amen!   Help us Holy Spirit we pray Thee, take away obstacles that lead us astray from God’s presence in Jesus Name!

Join me for more discovery:

Exodus 16:21-18:27, Psalm 18:37-42, Proverbs 4:10-13, Matthew 23:23-39

No Pretense

You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every impurity.—Matthew 23:27

The Pharisees of Jesus’ day specialized in looking good. Sin was defined by them in terms of visible transgressions, and as long as they did nothing to violate the standards which they so carefully defined, they regarded themselves as being free from sin. And there can be little doubt about it—they were good performers. Their level of disciplined conformity to external expectations was very high. They impressed many by their performance, but there was someone they failed to impress—Jesus. He told them that they were nothing more than “whitewashed tombs” and called them “blind guides” (Mt 15:14).

In His rebuke to the Pharisees, our Lord established a principle that must guide us in our effort to become the people He wants us to be, and that principle is this—there must be no pretense. Christ’s teaching seems to be that we can’t make it as His followers unless we are willing to take an honest and straightforward look at what is going on beneath the surface of our lives. To look honestly at those parts of our being which we would rather not know about is not, as some would have it, a sign of morbid introspection but a sign of healthy spirituality.

Always remember, our Lord reserved His harshest criticism for those who, like the Pharisees, made pretense and denial into a trademark.

Prayer

O Father, You are boring deep—help me not to wriggle and squirm. Love me enough to overcome all my resistances, all my antipathies, and all my fears. For I don’t just want to be a better person; I want to be a whole person. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Further Study

Col 2:1-20; Isa 1:11-17; Gl 4:10

What did Paul bring to the Colossians’ attention?

How similar was it to Isaiah’s word centuries before?

Help us Holy Spirit we pray in Jesus Name. help us to stand firm nomatter what may come our way in Jesus Name.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.