EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
DATE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2020
TEXT: Colossians 1:9-10
KEY VERSE: 1 Corinthians 2:16 - For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
My prayer for you is that you will be able to judge what is right and easily perceive the glory of God around you. That you will have spiritual understanding and that you will understand things in the way of God. You will see things as God sees them, whether good or evil things. Job told his wife, “Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all these, Job did not sin because he had spiritual understanding. He understood the evil things happening to him that, “He knoweth the way that I take, after he has tried me he shall bring me forth as gold.”
This is great spiritual understanding. In this way, he was not offended against God. He was also not offended by the man. Even when his wife told him, “Curse God and die!” He didn’t mix things up because he understood his wife in a spiritual way saying, “Oh, some foolish women who don’t have the wisdom of God speak like this.” Don’t we have bitter things on earth. Don’t we eat bitter leaves? Does it kill us? With this spiritual understanding, Job was excellent in his life. That was why God boasted about him.
When King David was fleeing Jerusalem after his son Absalom conspired against him, Shimei of the household of Saul accosted him on the way, cursing and casting stones at him. David’s bodyguard Abishai, wanted to cut off his head but David restrained him. David said, “It may be that the LORD will look on mine affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.” It takes a man with the mind of God to exercise such restraint under great provocation and anticipate that it will turn out for his own good in the future.
You too need to come to this level so that you will begin to see things in a spiritual way. If you see it as such, then you will agree that God doesn’t make mistakes. You will read the handwriting of God and praise him. Even when people curse or abuse you, you will be seeing good in it. That is a spiritual man with the mind of Christ.
Thought for the day: To the spiritual man, every situation is under control.
Song for the day: He is able, abundantly able, to deliver……
Bible reading for the day: Psalm 136-138; 1 Corinthians 9
PASTOR PAUL RIKA