EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
DATE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020
TEXT: Proverbs 16:17-19
KEY VERSE: James 4:6 - But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
What about having the understanding that you are nothing? You are not looking up to yourself but to God because you realize that you are nothing without Him. God wants this spiritual understanding that you are not counting on your spiritual gifts, but on righteousness and holiness.
Though I can move mountains, but I do not have love, righteousness and holiness, I am nothing. Though I have power to cast out devils, though I can speak in tongues of angels, if I do not have the righteousness, charity, and life of God, I am nothing.
This is something you need to understand. Paul said, “That I might be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.” That is what I am looking for, not my own righteousness, or to show myself to people as a great man of God doing great work for God.
Philippians 2:5-7 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.
The humble man constantly reminds himself that better is the end of a thing than the beginning of it. Whatever you are achieving now may attract the compliment and commendation of both God and man, but you don’t boast about it. Many have become carried away by achievement and got cast away. So, it is how it ends that matters, not how it began.
The spiritual man is aware that many who were better and greater than him have fallen so he goes gently so as not to fall into the pitfall of pride. It takes humility and spiritual understanding to worship and serve God. Such a man is guided and directed by the Holy Spirit in all that he does.
Thought for the day: Be of a humble spirit to excel in life and ministry.
Song for the day: All power, all power belongs to God….
Bible reading for the day: Proverbs 13-14; 1 Corinthians 16
PASTOR PAUL RIKA