EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2020
Luke 6:42 - Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
You have the knowledge, you know the doctrine, you know the Bible, you know the verses and the interpretations. Solomon said, “My wisdom still remained with me.” Although I backslid, my wisdom remained with me. You still have this knowledge. In fact, you can still cast out devils. You know the language to speak. You know how to become serious when the matter involves devils. You also know how to counsel others.
But why are you doing the things that you preach against? It is because you are not paying attention to your spiritual health. Thou that teachest others, teachest not thyself? Your problem is application. Those people you are teaching don’t know your limitation, but you know. You teach them the truth of Scripture, but you are not applying those things to your life. You should sit down and say, “I know these things and I should apply them to my life?” The prodigal son came to his senses and went back home. He knew the road back home. All he needed to do was to rise and return through the road. You know the way, but you are not ready to follow it. This is bad. You are not doing good to yourself at all.
Sister, you too are not doing good to yourself. How did you allow the kitchen to take over your life? Martha! Let there be fasting in that house for three days so that you can go to heaven. If the Lord asks us to fast for three days so that our mother will go to heaven, will we not fast? Who told you that life must be about food?
If you ask God for wisdom, He will give it to you. If you can negotiate well with your family, you will create time for yourself to pray and seek the Lord. But how did you come to this point that you now fight, speak foul language, and utter corrupt words? Now, your anger is like that of a lioness. How did you come to that point? It is because you neglected yourself. You were busy satisfying others while neglecting your own life. Folly has now come to you, that even your service is now an abomination in the sight of God.
Thought for the day:
Minister to your soul first before preaching to others.
Song for the day:
Jesus lead me near the cross….
Bible reading for the day:
Psalm 132-135; 1 Corinthians 8
PASTOR PAUL RIKA