May 3, 2019
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12 ESV
There is nothing the enemy can do to me so there is never need for fear because the Lord my God is with me, fighting on my behalf, forever making intercession and always giving me the victory. I need to influence people who have fear to exchange it for faith. The Lord gives us the spoil for our enjoyment but for those things we are not to have we must not take into our lives lest they cause us to turn away from Him.
I am to think on my Creator at all times.
13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
Bottom line for Solomon after all his sayings is to fear God and keep His commands. This is what God has called all of His created humans to do.
1 Timothy 1
The Law is to point out sin. The Believer is to live by the Spirit of the Law and not the letter because they should not be sinning once coming into faith. God forgives our ignorance but He expects us to live righteously once we know the Lord. God’s mercy upon me sure helps me to want to live for Him. It brings God glory when a sinner comes to repentance, leaving behind the kingdom of darkness for His marvelous Kingdom of Light! Are we perfect? Of course not! But choosing a lifestyle of sin is not choosing a life dead to self and alive in Messiah Yeshua. The prophecies that have been spoken to me by the Lord enables me to stand my ground knowing that He completes what He starts in me, His promises are yes and amen and all of His Word, that doesn’t change, is the force operating to bring me to victory.
Meditate & Apply: I am victorious in the Lord. The Lord’s blessing chases me down for my enjoyment. Why would I want the junk that would bring sin into my life?
"The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man."
Amen! God's grace, love, mercy enables me to choose Him daily, repent when necessary, but live the sinless life. He did, I can. Oh Lord, thank You for faith!
Amen, for without faith it is impossible to please Him!
yes, move through the fear, replacing it each time with faith. Yes, we need to choose lifestyles that are of the Lord.
You make a good point that we are to "influence" others. Only the Holy Spirit can change hearts, but our righteous living can be a powerful testimony. Lord, help me be humbly true to You!