Come and see the Lord is good. Come and see the Lord is good. There is nothing He cannot do, come and see the Lord is good. Let us praise the Lord, come let’s praise the Lord.// Who is like unto Thee O Lord, who is like unto Thee O Lord, among the God among  who is lie Thee You are glorious in holiness fearful in praises doing wonders alleluia.

Father, You are wonderful, You are great, You are more than what we call You. That You for being greater than the greatest. Thank You for older than the oldest. Father, I bless Your Name for being wiser than the wisest. Father we adore You Glory be You in Jesus Name.

Beloved, thank God for His faithfulness all through week. for miracles and provision only You can do. Thank You, thank You and thank You forever.

When I lift up my eyes and see the works of Your Hands O God my mouth will only open in awe of who You are. Thank You for loving and caring for us glory be to your Name O Lord. Beloved, have discover more about God as a result of yesterday’s ministration? Our God is big, He is not is just big, He is not just large, He is a Great God. Are you nodding in agreement with me? Wow!

Today in our PCL we are going to consider what makes a child of God to discover more about God and acknowledge the Works of His hand. Many places in bible humility was mentioned and each have instruction attached to it. Jn 13:1; Lk 14:7; Prov 22:4; Proved 18:12.

Beloveth, God hates the proud but a humble heart is His delight. I can testify to it that we learn more when we humbly ourselves. The haughty the Lord will bring down Ps 18:27; 2Sam 22:28.  God also declare to us that He is not haughty, so how come a creature is haughty when the Creator is not.  In Psalms 131:1 David was professing humility before God little wonder while he is a man after God’s heart.

Do you want God’s blessings dearly beloved as we were promised, than humble yourself and He will reward you. Will you be careful to acknowledge Him all the way, then come along with me to discover more:

“He that humbleth himself shall be exalted.” Luke 18:14

 

It ought not to be difficult for us to humble ourselves, for what have we to be proud of? We ought to take the lowest place without being told to do so. If we are sensible and honest we shall be little in our own eyes. Especially before the Lord in prayer we shall shrink to nothing. There we cannot speak of merit, for we have none: our one and only appeal must be to mercy: “God be merciful to me a sinner.”

Here is a cheering word from the throne. We shall be exalted by the Lord if we humble ourselves. For us the way upward is downhill. When we are stripped of self we are clothed with humility, and this is the best of wear. The Lord will exalt us in peace and happiness of mind; He will exalt us into knowledge of His Word and fellowship with Himself; He will exalt us in the enjoyment of sure pardon and justification.

The Lord puts His honors upon those who can wear them to the honor of the Giver. He gives usefulness, acceptance, and influence to those who will not be puffed up by them, but will be abased by a sense of greater responsibility. Neither God nor man will care to lift up a man who lifts up himself; but both God and good men unite to honor modest worth.

O Lord, sink me in self that I may rise in thee.

Beloved, humility moves your heart to compassion when you see a perishing soul, humility makes you take a second place even when you are to be serve first. Humility makes peace abode with you so what are you waiting for let’s keep going to discover how bad company can corrupt good morals:

                 Bad Company Corrupts Good Morals    

 

George, an upwardly mobile, fast track yuppie – and a professed follower of Christ, made the mistake of becoming the chief operations officer of a company owned by a wheeler-dealer with a reputation around town as a “Slime Ball”. But the six digit income and the numerous perks proved irresistible. Aware of Solomon’s warning, I watched at a distance, wondering if he could survive the association.

My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them. If they say, Come along with uslets waylay some harmless soul; we will get all sorts of valuable thingsThrow in your lot with us, and we will share a common purse— my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths.” (Proverbs 1:10, 11a,c, 13a, 14, 15)

At one point, I remember asking, “George, how can you stay clean in that environment?” But he readily assured me that he had it “under control.”

I am reminded of King Rehoboam who rejected the sage advice of his father’s advisors for that of his brash peers. Soon thereafter his career ended in disgrace. (1 Kings 12-14; 2 Chronicles 10:1-11:4)

Or King Jehosophat, who ignored a godly prophet’s counsel, while aligning himself in battle with a godless king. He too experienced ignominious defeat. (1 Kings 22; 2 Chronicles 18:1-34)

Recently I learned that the company owned by the “Slime Ball” had dissolved, leaving scores of investors in crisis. Both George (who had also borrowed heavily to invest in the stock market – which crashed shortly thereafter) and his boss have fled the country to avoid prosecution and angry creditors and investors.

How applicable is Proverbs 13:20, “He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm“?

To put this issue into perspective, I think it is important for us to understand that we, as Christ’s disciples, are to mix it up with the lost rather than retreat into a monastery. (Matthew 9:10-13; 1 Corinthians 1:5, 9-11) But, we are not to become unequally yoked with them. (1 Corinthians 6:14-18) In other words,

WE ARE TO BE IN THE WORLD, BUT NOT BE OF THE WORLD:

My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.” (John 17:15, 16)

QUESTION: Are you making business alliances with people whose values are not centered in Biblical truth? Do you, like George, believe God need not be taken seriously when He states, “Bad company corrupts good morals“? If so, are you prepared to live with the inevitable consequences?

Beloved, always remember that we are nothing before God. Is only in His strength we can be everything He made us to be. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will reward you and bless you.

I hope you are blessed. Keep watch as you pick your friends and association dearly beloved. There influence might be too much for you to resist. May God give you understanding as you go through this ministration again.

Have a wonderful week end, see you on Monday by God’s grace.

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.