October 22, 2018

God’s Word - Bro. T. Stephen

My dear Brothers   and sisters   in Christ,   I greet and bless everyone in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The blessed word that God has given you for today is from the book of Psalm 119:92 , “Unless Your law had been my delight,  I would have perished in my affliction”. David is one of the most well known figures in the Bible. His life was filled with much happiness and pain. The character of David is a picture for us of what happens in a Christians life as we give God a place of dominion and reign.

The life of David and Goliath teaches us an important lesson on how God can use anyone to accomplish His plan. David was brave and volunteered to fight Goliath the Philistine giant. David won the battle because he had faith and trusted the God of Israel. So the woman sang as they danced and said, Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands. King Saul was very angry and  the saying displeased  him. King Saul was afraid of David the son of Jesse.  He wondered what more can he have but the kingdom. A distressing spirit from God came upon Saul. He said, “I will pin David to the wall with it.”

Hence we see that David’s life was in danger. He was forced to live in the deep woods . He ran for his life from the hands of king Saul. Later as a king  he  sinned  against God. As a result ,  the Lord caused the son of David and Bathsheba, Uriah’s widow, to be very sick  and the child died.

And when he realized his sin with Bathsheba. He admitted his fault before God. He said, ” Lord hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities”.  He expresses saying Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.  Later we see that David loved his son, Absalom. But he was killed in the battle. He faced a series of problems one after another. Again when the  Amalekites attacked Ziklag and burned it with fire. They had taken the captive their wives, their sons, and their daughters. David and his men lifted up their voices and wept until they had no more power to weep. But the Bible says, David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.

How did he strengthen himself?  David says, “ I will meditate on your precepts, I will delight myself in your statues. I will not forget  Your word. Finally he says, “This is my comfort in my affliction,  For your word has given me life.” Since He held on to God’s word He was prosperous in his life.  He ruled as the King of Israel for forty years.

My dear Brothers and Sisters, How about you? You too must have been going through a terrible period of time. When one goes through tribulation, the only thing he expects is a word of comfort, from somebody. Difficulties ,loss, debts, death of a dear one cause great grief and sorrow and as a result heart grows weary. Some take alcohol, as a source of comfort, some watch movies, some engage in games and outdoor activities. Some involve in worldly pleasure to forget their worries. It may be a momentary relaxation. After few hours they again start worrying.

What does this indicate? All worldly pleasures don’t give eternal or lifelong joy or peace in your life. Our Lord Jesus said,  ” In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Only Gods word can comfort you. The word of God is also known as Jesus.  That’s why King David says, Unless Your law had been my delight,  I would have perished in my affliction. He totally depended upon God’s word. So let not your heart be troubled. No wonder the psalmist David describes God’s Word when he exclaimed, “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!  Hold on to God’s word.

God bless you.

Prayer :

Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day.  Lord Bless my children to have a desire to love Your precepts. May they meditate upon it day and night that their days may be extended and all will be well with them. Let them not go after earthly pleasure but strengthen themselves in the love and fear of God. May they keep your word with their whole heart.  In Jesus name we pray,


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