Father we bless Your Name, we adore You, we honour You, we Praise Your Name, be thou exalted for ever and ever. Thank Lord for Your Sufficiency. You are King of kings, Lord of lords, everlasting Lord. Jesus we thank You.
Eternal Rock of Ages, hallow be Thy Name. Father, we Praise Your Name, we Worship, we Glorify Your Holy Name. You are the Hope of Your People, remember us Lord and deliver us from all destructions in the Name of Jesus.
Beloved, being justify by faith, we have peace with God. (Rom 5:1). For whoever will receive from God must know He is and a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him (Heb 11:6). Revive Thy works in the midst of the year (Hab 3:2).
How often do we think that we are wise in our own thinking? Things are not going the ways it should, all we can do is to blame God for everything. Do you often think that you would have done it better than how providence is presenting it to you?
We all in one way or the other has fallen folly as declared by the Psalmist, can we also humble ourselves like he did before God that our joy may be full (1 Jn 1:4). Having been cleanse from all righteousness.
How often do we envy the unrighteous, desiring to be like them even when we know of their bitter end? We discussed about “expected end” in yesterday devotional. Our expected end sometimes does not align with the will of God and that is where we have conflicts in lives.
Can we from today begin to align our expected end with the will of God? Can we begin to desire only that thing that is pleasing unto God Almighty? Make this your confession daily- The Lord is my Helper (Ps 124:2); God is my Sufficiency (2 Cor 3:5); God is the hope of His people (Joel 3:16) Christ in me the hope of glory (Col 1:27).
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“So foolish was I, and ignorant; I was as a beast before Thee.” Psalm 73:22
Remember this is the confession of the man after God’s own heart; and in telling us his inner life, he writes, “So foolish was I, and ignorant.” The word “foolish,” here, means more than it signifies in ordinary language. David, in a former verse of the Psalm, writes, “I was envious at the foolish when I saw the prosperity of the wicked,” which shows that the folly he intended had sin in it. He puts himself down as being thus “foolish,” and adds a word which is to give intensity to it; “so foolish was I.” How foolish he could not tell.
It was a sinful folly, a folly which was not to be excused by frailty, but to be condemned because of its perverseness and wilful ignorance, for he had been envious of the present prosperity of the ungodly, forgetful of the dreadful end awaiting all such.
And are we better than David that we should call ourselves wise! Do we profess that we have attained perfection, or to have been so chastened that the rod has taken all our wilfulness out of us? Ah, this were pride indeed! If David was foolish, how foolish should we be in our own esteem if we could but see ourselves!
Look back, believer: think of your doubting God when He has been so faithful to you—think of your foolish outcry of “Not so, my Father,” when He crossed His hands in affliction to give you the larger blessing; think of the many times when you have read His providences in the dark, misinterpreted His dispensations, and groaned out, “All these things are against me,” when they are all working together for your good!
Think how often you have chosen sin because of its pleasure, when indeed, that pleasure was a root of bitterness to you! Surely if we know our own heart we must plead guilty to the indictment of a sinful folly; and conscious of this “foolishness,” we must make David’s consequent resolve our own—”Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel.”
Beloved, are you blessed? Did you get any light from the above message?
Do you want to experience abundance as promised us by our Father? Come with me as we learn of this secret among several others.
“Who went about doing good.” Acts 10:38
Few words, but yet an exquisite miniature of the Lord Jesus Christ. There are not many touches, but they are the strokes of a master’s pencil. Of the Saviour and only of the Saviour is it true in the fullest, broadest, and most unqualified sense. “He went about doing good.” From this description it is evident that He did good personally.
The evangelists constantly tell us that He touched the leper with His own finger, that He anointed the eyes of the blind, and that in cases where He was asked to speak the word only at a distance, He did not usually comply, but went Himself to the sick bed, and there personally wrought the cure.
A lesson to us, if we would do good, to do it ourselves. Give alms with your own hand; a kind look, or word, will enhance the value of the gift. Speak to a friend about his soul; your loving appeal will have more influence than a whole library of tracts. Our Lord’s mode of doing good sets forth His incessant activity! He did not only the good which came close to hand, but He “went about” on His errands of mercy. Throughout the whole land of Judea there was scarcely a village or a hamlet which was not gladdened by the sight of Him.
How this reproves the creeping, loitering manner, in which many professors serve the Lord. Let us gird up the loins of our mind, and be not weary in well doing. Does not the text imply that Jesus Christ went out of His way to do good? “He went about doing good.” He was never deterred by danger or difficulty. He sought out the objects of His gracious intentions.
So must we. If old plans will not answer, we must try new ones, for fresh experiments sometimes achieve more than regular methods. Christ’s perseverance, and the unity of His purpose, are also hinted at, and the practical application of the subject may be summed up in the words, “He hath left us an example that we should follow in His steps.”
Can we be deliberate about the way we do things? It is not usually convenient, it is not usually the norms as we know in our society. The way of cross is usually at variance with the way of the world. Abundance that is supernatural can only be from God and not by any human sense or knowledge. Therefore, to come to this realm of break-through we must be like Jesus, Who went about doing good.
You must be tested and trusted, that which the Lord committed into your hand you must be able to preserve and keep unto that perfect day of glory. That is, you must be God’s extended arm (in giving, loving) and leg (furthering the gospel). You must be His eyes (for kind look); you must be His mouth (kind words).
Beloved, you must be available for use in the aforementioned category to suffice for God’s abundance because these blessings are in anticipation of your commitments in Christ. Use this weekend and reason it out with the Holy Spirit Who will guide you through. And begin to apply same, you will experience a dramatic turnaround. People will come to your light. They will also rejoice with you. And this will be your declaration “I trusted in the Lord and He helpeth me (Ps 28:7).”
Remain blessed in the Lord.