EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2020
1 Timothy 5:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.
There are some human beings that bring themselves into other people’s matters uninvited. This may appear good, but the holy man should exercise caution, otherwise your holiness will be affected. You might think you are sympathizing with your brother or sister and telling yourself, “I don’t want my brother to be oppressed. I know my sister was treated badly, that is why I came into the matter.”
This is good if the Lord sent you, but don’t send yourself otherwise, you will not return righteous. Be careful that you don’t get polluted by other men’s sins or matters. Today’s key verse gives us wisdom of holiness. This text suggests to us the following facts:
1.) Do Not Quickly Take Sides Because God May Not Be On That Side. Do not quickly take sides with your brother or sister because he or she has an issue with somebody. Don’t do so because God may not be on his or her side. Those who take sides for family reasons, tribal reasons, or denominational reasons should know that they may not be doing so for Jesus. You might be doing so because of the natural affection of human being. You may be playing politics by joining people to fight their cause and you may not end up blameless. The devil may be exploiting your ignorance to pollute you. The Lord is saying, “lay hands suddenly on no man.” This scripture is saying, do not quickly take sides in a matter between two people because God may not be on that side.
2.) You Have to Be Warned Because Taking Sides with A Person Might Lead You to Sin. Be warned because the side you are taking may be prompted by Satan, sin, the flesh, backsliding and may result in your defilement and shared judgment. Many have fallen from righteousness because of that and perished. The side you are taking, the position that man is standing, the problem created might be because of that man’s sin and you want to quickly go and stand beside him to defend him? You may be defending a sinner and thereby become a partaker of his sin. Therefore, be careful, be warned! Many have dabbled into matters that do not belong to them and perished. Don’t put your salvation at risk.
Thought for the day: Keep yourself pure from other men’s sin.
Song for the day: Who is on the Lord side, I want to know…….
Bible reading for the day: Psalm 1-3; Acts 16:1-15
PASTOR PAUL RIKA