EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SATURDAY JANUARY 11, 2020
TEXT: Romans 2:4-11
KEY VERSE: Isaiah 6:3
And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory.
These are the characteristics and qualities which belong to God especially in relation to His creatures. These attributes are also those which God intends man to possess and thus they are communicable attributes.
i. Perfect Holiness. This speaks of absolute purity. God cannot sin or tolerate sin. He is perfectly holy in all He thinks, says and does. He is a triple holy God! Leviticus 19:2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God Am holy.
ii. Perfect Righteousness. Righteousness is holiness-in-action against sin. It is a holy God acting in a just and upright manner towards His creatures. This is seen in both His reward and punishment.
Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
iii. Perfect Love. Love is the heart of God's nature. God not only has love, God is love. He is the absolute personification of love.
1 John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. Components of God's love include: Goodness; Grace; Mercy; Compassion and Kindness.
iv. Perfect Faithfulness. It means God is absolutely trustworthy, loyal, reliable and true to His Word. Psalm 119:86 All Thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help Thou me.
Thought for the day:
The more you cultivate the moral attributes of God, the closer you get to heaven.
Song for the day:
He loves me I cannot say why
Bible reading for the day:
Genesis 27-28; Matthew 9:18-38
PASTOR PAUL RIKA