Daily Spirit & Word: 646:
Getting Ready For Christmas: Advent.
Avoiding The Ways Of The Wicked
Good morning my friends, as Christmas approaches again this year, how can we get ready so that we’ll have JOY when the day arrives and we continue to celebrate on Christmas Morning without regrets?
Thankfully the LORD has provided a way, for the meek to inherit the Earth.
Continuing with Psalm 37: We saw how in Psalm 37:1-11 Believers are to; Trust (not fret), Delight in the Lord to get our heart’s desires, Commit our ways to Him, Wait Patiently for Him (not fretting), Be Still (not struggling in our own strength for things to happen), Refrain from Anger, (because it only leads to evil).
NOW, today; we’ll see God’s reasons why?
Because when we don’t; trust, delight, commit, wait, be still and refrain from anger: we will become God’s Enemies (wicked).
Anyone who does what they want instead of what God decrees is a wicked person from God’s point of view.
Look at the next few verses of the Psalm and you’ll see; they are doing the opposite of what Believers are directed to do;
Psalm 37:12-17 (The Way of the Wicked).
12 The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.
14 The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.
15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.
16 Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;
17 for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.
What Do The Wicked Do?
They are plotting evil instead of trusting in, delighting in and committing to the Lord.
They are being violent; instead of refraining from anger.
What Will Happen To The Wicked?
- Their POWER: Will be BROKEN.
- The way of the wicked will perish.
- Their POWER will be broken.
- They WILL BE Crushed by the LORD.
Why? Because the LORD upholds, protects and watches out for those who TRUST in HIM>
Why? Because the LORD pays back the wicked.
Does that mean we won’t experience horrors? NO! Because, the wicked do terrible things that really do hurt the; innocent, the weak, the poor, the vulnerable. However, the LORD is watching and will PAY BACK the wicked for their evil one day.
What Can Believer Do?
Even in the face of trials and tribulations, Christians will; continue to: TRUST in the LORD: Commit to Him: DELIGHT in Him: Wait Patiently for Him, Be Still in His presence, REFRAIN from Anger. Because, He’s got great plans for those who are gentle, humble, patient and meek. (The LORD is a rewarder of those who LOVE Him: Either in this life or the next). (THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT)…
We don’t know when we’ll experience the LORD’S Powerful Hand: Against our enemy or to reward us; it might be in this life or it may be in Eternity, but it’s better to live with His blessing, even if we’re being ill-treated in this life, than to respond in sinful ways; with anger, rage, malice etc… BE God’s Blessed People in this world: He’s got great plans and rewards waiting for you.
WHY? Because the meek shall inherit the Earth.
When do we get an inheritance? When the TIME is right.
In God’s TIMING:
So TRUST in Him, because His Timing is Perfect.
Christians will turn to the LORD, seeking the fullness of the Holy Spirit to live God’s way.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, as Christmas approaches this year, I plead with you to help me to; Not fret, to wait on You and Trust You, Help me to Delight in You Lord, Help me to be still in Your presence, Help me to refrain from anger and reacting in wrong ways, even if I am wronged. Help me to be an influence for good and for Your glory in this world today. Amen.
Every blessing for an awesome day with Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit.
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