July 30, 2019
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:14,16 ESV
2 Samuel 16
David is now receiving what was prophesied over him on reaping what he had sown and though his sin was in secret, the consequence was made public. Nothing is hidden that won’t be found out (Matthew 10:26)
9 If I say, “I will not mention him,
or speak any more in his name,”
there is in my heart as it were a burning fire
shut up in my bones,
and I am weary with holding it in,
and I cannot.
The Lord is with me therefore I will not be ashamed nor will the persecutors have any victory!
13 Sing to the Lord;
praise the Lord!
For he has delivered the life of the needy
from the hand of evildoers.
1 Peter 5
Humility is key and keeps the enemy at bay when we stand against him with humility and firm faith, resisting his prowling. There is never a reason to be anxious as I am in the Lord and He wants me to cast all of life’s cares unto Him. I also must keep watch and discern what is God and what is not. He, the Lord Himself, does restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish me when I have done all to stand no matter what I am standing for or standing against. Grace is given to accomplish all the Lord requires of me so I am to stand firm in it!
Meditate & Apply: What is hidden in secret darkness will be spoken in the light (Luke 8:17). The Lord has given me all the tools I need so that I can stand against the enemy and untoward circumstances: grace, humility, firm faith, Him taking all of my cares, giving me the ability to watch and discern truth from fiction. He then restores me to receive all of His Blessing, confirms His Word in me, strengthens me and establishes me to accomplish His plan.
Yes, Grace, humility and firm faith, straight from the throne rom. Heâs provided us with all the important tools we need. Thank you Lord that you remind us to implement them...
Him taking all of my cares, giving me the ability to watch and discern truth from fiction - Yes! in every situation. He truly gives us strength to stand in every situation.