Thursday, 30 July 2015

Whom God Favours

Scripture: Isaiah 66 v 2:

"...But to this man will I look, even to him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at My word."

 - God is seeking for humble, repentant people who tremble at His Word.

- He pours out His Spirit upon those who are truly aware of His mighty power, but never abuse this power to make themselves great.

- Meekness is not weakness; the two meekest men who ever lived were Jesus Christ and Moses. Meekness is your strength and ability under God's control.

- The meek are called poor not because they lack wealth but because they do not rely on high self-esteem. They know they are unworthy slaves to the righteous will of God.

- Having good self-esteem is the catchword of preachers and psychiatrists alike. It is a barrier to anyone who is poor and contrite and who trembles at God's Word. For in God's Word there is a mirror for our souls and it must bring us to our knees when we see how imperfect we still are.

- So if you are seeking a deep and holy walk with Our Father in spirit and truth, abandon your pride, ruthless ambition, and self glory, to yield completely to our all-sufficient God, who will favour your trembling heart above all others who are caught up in their own abilities.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, how we long for the courts of Heaven where we will dwell securely with you forever. Help us to know that Your power is used for our protection and help at all times. Let us tremble in awe before Your majesty. Amen.