Today's subjects consist of: Freedom from Sin; Self Righteousness; Comfort; Contentment; Food & Clothing; Death; Success; Long Life; Trust; and Redemption from Sin. The context is from the NKJV.
Freedom from Sin: Ezekiel 36:25-26: "Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. 26I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
What God wants for us a fresh new begining of a fresh spirit so that we will have the desire to do His work. He wants us to transform to His ways; and not to just exist doing our own thing.
Self Righteousness: Proverbs: 30:12-13: "There is a generation that is pure in it's own eyes, yet is not washed from it's filthiness. 13There is a generation--oh, how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up.
If we look at today, there are many that do not believe, that do not respect their parents and others. They feel that they are the ones that matter only, have it all, and can do as they please. This is of all ages. These are the people we need to be praying for, that they may be saved and quit living in the flesh.
Comfort: Psalms 46:1-3: "God is our refuge and strength. A very present help in throuble. Therefore we will not fear. Even thougth the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though it's waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with it's swelling."
No matter what, if we put ourselves in God's hands, we will be okay. We need not worry when with Him, He will not leave us; He will always care for and provide for us.
Contentment: Proverbs 17:22: "A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.
When we allow ourselves to be content and in the arms of our Father, we are able to have a light heart. When we live in the ways of the world in the flesh, our spirits become broken and we live in pain. We become a broken people.
Food & Clothing: Joel 2:26: "You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you; and my people shall never be put to shame."
When we are thankful for our Lord our God, He takes care of us, provides for us, and makes sure we are happy. Always remember to thank Him. He deserves our praises to Him.
Death: Psalm 23:4: "Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
No matter what our circumstances, He is there to protect us. All we need to do is believe and turn our worries and cares over to Him.
Success: Proverbs 15:6: "In the house of righteousness there is much treasure, but in the revenue of the wicked is trouble."
As long as you come by your means legally and honestly, you will be well provided for. If you are a thief and a liar, coming by your wealth in a dishonest manner, you will have pain and suffering.
Long Life: Isaiah 46:4: "Even to your old age, I am He, and even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you."
Is this a great promise or what. As it states in the Footprints poem, during hard times and trials, He does not leave us, it's then that He is carrying us, and this is so when we age and perhaps become frail. How sweet that is.
Trust: Psalm 46:1-2: "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and the though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea."
This is just as comfort, we must also trust in Him to provide, care for, and in healing.
Redemption from Sin: Matthew 1:21 "And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins."
This is our promise for salvation. The promise that Christ will deliver us salvation.
Have a truly Blessed day in the Lord our God! Amen