EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR
by: pastor paul rika, international director of HOREMOW
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
TUESDAY MAY 30,2023
TEXT: PSALM 37:17-20
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.
18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
Key Verse: Hebrews 12:29 “For our God is a consuming fire.”
When people say “The Lord is good all the time” and “all the time the Lord is good,” they are confessing the abundance of God's grace, His unfathomable mercy and immeasurable benevolence. The goodness of God is vast and beyond full understanding. God's goodness is expressed in his patience with sinful mankind and love for His enemies. He does not want anyone to perish, but wants all to come to repentance and be saved 1 Timothy 2:4). But God's universal grace, love and goodness as expressed to the righteous and wicked alike is not to be mistaken for the endorsement of
wickedness amongst men.
Often, sinners tend to be carried away by the richness of God's goodness and erroneously conclude that it is impossible for God to damn anybody to hell. Their ears are attentive to Satan who assures them that they will not be called to account. Will God not actually call the wicked to account? The psalmist pondered this question, “Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? He hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it” (Psalm 10:13). The judgment of God is as sure as His salvation. Heaven and hell are eternal realities. It is the height of self-delusion to imagine that hell does not exist or to think that sinners will escape God's righteous judgment. The experience of hell is beyond human description. The fear of hell should make sinners run to God.
Why invite the other side of God? Why face his fierce judgment? Don't you know that the gracious God is also a consuming fire? It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Do not take the grace and benevolence of God for granted. Repent today and escape the coming wrath that will fall on all those who have despised God.
Thought for the day:
Nothing should be too much to give up for Christ.
Song for the day:
I am pressing on the upward way.
Bible reading for the day:
1 Chronicles 26-27; John 11:18-46
PASTOR PAUL RIKA