Devotional 3/17

For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭12:50‬ ‭

God rejects those who reject His word. 

The Bible says in Hosea that the people of Irael rejected knowledge and therefore God rejects them from being a servants. He also says that because the people forget His word, He will also forget their children. Many times people assume that they are children of God, because they are creations of God. But the Bible says that we are brought into the family of God through Christ – who is the first of many brothers. 

Its important to notice that God is a just God. Therefore He does not desire for anyone to go to hell. But He also is holy and expects us to be transformed by yielding to His Holy Spirit. People lose their opportunity to go to Christ, because they remain in ignorance and many remain in pride. Pride is an attitude of self dependence.  Pride is man’s desire to attribute to himself what he has received from God. And this attitude is one God detests. The other reason why people miss out on God, is by not knowing. Lack of knowledge destroys, and separates us from things that are to be known. For example, if we did not know that gravity exists- we would jump out of the window to avoid taking crowded elevators or long staircases. If we did not know that death comes to every man, we would live recklessly! Imagine that. What I am saying is that knowledge is important. 

Knowledge is power. 

Knowledge is power, but it depends on what we do with “knowledge”.  This is where God will truly judge us humble, just, proud, wicked, etc. 

God has provided for us His revealed will: His word, the scriptures. Someone who is proud will know there is knowledge but that it is not valuable or necessity for him. The proud person also thinks of themselves as the exemption. 

Wisdom: 

  • the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise: sagacity, intelligence, sense, common sense, shrewdness, judgment, prudence
  • the soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge, and good judgment.

In simple words, the application of knowledge is wisdom. Knowing that gravity will pull everything down to the core of the earth- helps us decide whether we will jump out the windows. It is wise not to. It is wise to live life free of reckless and negligent behavior because it will lead us to an early grave. In wisdom we work out, eat better and feed our souls with peaceful, joyful and positive things. 

God’s desire for us is to know Him, and be known of Him. We can work for God and not be known of God! We can save all the money in the world and death can come to us, because death is not in our control. So why spend a whole lifetime in getting and saving money? The Bible is on the earth, for us to seek God and Godly counsel. Jesus said in one instance: IF you love me, obey my commands. Similar to being in a relationship, we love Our partner- so we listen and observe what brings them joy and what makes them feel loved and honored. This is God. 

Let’s pray: 

Lord Jesus, I thank you for this relationship you have brought us into. May our hearts and minds be filled with desire to seek your presence, through your word. May we be obedient, and may this obedient radiate godliness and contentment in our every day life. I truly pray this for all of us, including the proud and the ignorant. In Jesus name, Amen. 

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