EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
DATE: MONDAY, APRIL 19TH 2021
TEXT: 1 SAMUEL 18:14-16
And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the Lord was with him. Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him. But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them.
Key verse: Job 28:28
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
The devil brings many things on the way of the righteous. There are many snares on the path of the righteous to catch them, to lead them to tell lies, or to evil associations and various forms of compromise and sins.
When you notice that there is sin attached to obtaining your desired goal, either in getting a contract or employment, or gaining any form of favor or advantage, and you determine not to compromise but rather to obey the word of God, that is your wisdom. When you choose to forfeit that money or opportunity so that you remain righteous, even the devil will acknowledge that you are wise. Witches and wizards that have set various traps to capture you will marvel at your wisdom when you evade all their traps by obedience to the Word of God.
There was a particular case of two boys that were brought to me for deliverance and prayers, and they confessed that any time they wanted to go out for witchcraft, they stirred their mother into anger to weaken her spirit, and weaken the presence of the Lord in the house, thereby making the spiritual atmosphere conducive for them to fly out for their meeting. Suppose you are that woman and with all the efforts the children make to annoy you, you keep on laughing.
Maybe one of the boys just deliberately kicks a container of water and splashes water in the room, but instead of flaring up you do the opposite....”Oh! Sorry my son. Hope you are not hurt by that bucket?” If you remain peaceful even when they abuse you, it will frustrate their plans and preserve your righteousness. That will be your wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to understand human behavior and know what to say or do and what not to say and do. All the godly and righteous are wise relatively towards Satan, his evil wiles, evil men, death, and hell. Oh God, fill the leaders and workers of Holiness Revival Movement with wisdom to do this work more easily and carry holy people to heaven.
Thought for the day: Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom
Song for the day: I am getting wiser, wiser, wiser everyday.....
Bible reading for the day: 1 Samuel 27-29; Luke 17:1-19
PASTOR PAUL RIKA