EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
FRIDAY JANUARY 31, 2020
TEXT: Ruth 3:11-12
Key verse: Proverbs 5:19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
Let not your desperate desire to get married be a hindrance to the gospel work. Woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! Where would you have the power to preach this gospel if you get yourself defiled before marriage. From today's reading text we see that virtuous Ruth was not among those running after men, laughing, and tolerating their casual touching here and there. That is not Ruth!
Don't parade yourself to impress men because you are looking for a husband. Don't display yourself to men like products displayed on the supermarket shelf. It diminishes your stature before God and man. Make yourself cheap and you will have a cheap husband. Make yourself precious and you will have a quality husband.
When you come across a determined and responsible person, he will behave like the psalmist who says in Psalm 119:33-40 “Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.  Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.  Make me go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.  Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.  Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity; quicken thou me in thy way.  Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.  Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.  Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.”
That is the prayer of the committed. Teach me about marriage I will stick to it and follow the processes. I don't want to fail my God. I have gotten the vision of heaven and I want to be there. I have heard of hell and I don't want to go there. Even if there is a delay in the approval process by the marriage committee, learn righteousness by enduring it, for the delay may be for your good.
He that hasteneth with his feet sinneth. Help me to follow your commandment. It gives me joy when my obedience is fulfilled. Let the church give good testimony about you. Love the testimony of the Lord in a man or woman, not wealth, position, etc. Sometimes, the person you want to marry may not be handsome or beautiful as you desire but that is vanity. Do you know how beautiful mermaid girls are?
Thought for the day: Don't allow your desperation for a marriage partner to make you offend God.
Song for the day: I must work for the Lord while it is the day, the night…….
Bible reading for the day: Exodus 25-26; Matthew 21:1-22.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA