EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2020
Song of Solomon 2:15 - Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
Today’s key verse says, “Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.”
Foxes have taken over your vineyard. Nobody is there to care for your vineyard. Little by little, your tender grapes are being spoiled. Your tender, fresh Christian life is being ruined. Your spiritual peace is now under threat because it is not cared for. You have not shaved your beard for some time, and it is disfiguring your face. What happened? You don’t have time.
You have not cut your fingernails, and we can see dirt stuck in it. People are asking, “What happened to this man? Why is he like this?” It is because you don’t have time. Foxes have taken over your life. Little, little foxes is causing the tenderness of your Christian life to be destroyed. Anger has now come in. Why not? It is a natural law. Anger came because the soul was not being fed. Lust also came in. They are the foxes. Why will it not come? You are dealing with women around you. What would keep you from lust?
What kept Peter from sinking in the sea when Jesus bid him to come? It was because his eyes were fixed on Jesus. But when his eyes shifted away from Jesus, what happened to him? He began to sink. It is a natural law. The lust that is coming into your heart is a natural law. It is because you don’t care about your heart. You are not giving the heart what is required to keep it clean.
Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against Thee (Psalm 119:11).
Did you take the time to put any Word there? Did you have the time? When you woke up, did you read the Bible? Those messages that you used to hear before are you still listening to them? It is a natural law. When dry season sets into your life, the stones in the river will now be seen because rain has stopped, and the waters have dried up. Your rain has stopped; that is why the dryness you are feeling now has taken over.
Little foxes, little foxes, little foxes! You are not strong, but you are still actively working. Even when Saul left the Lord, was he not still King? You are still serving. The gifts of God are without repentance. You are still demonstrating gifts, but pride has come in such that even you are surprised.
Thought for the day: If you love your soul, take care of it.
Song for the day: In my life, Lord be glorified……
Bible reading for the day: Psalm 109-111; Romans 16
PASTOR PAUL RIKA