Friday, 10 May 2019

The Meek Shall He Guide

Scripture: Psalm 25 v 9 - 10:

"The meek will He guide in judgment: and the meek will He teach His way. All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies."

James 4 v 6: "But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble."

Meekness must never be confused with weakness. The two meekest men who ever lived were Jesus Christ and Moses. They were mighty Deliverers sent to rescue God's people from their troubles.  Satan knew they were due to appear but not who they were so he had all the boy babies in Egypt killed by Pharoah, and all the boy babies in Israel killed by Herod in their respective times.

Moses had a speech defect, he stammered, and needed his brother, Aaron, to be the spokesman when they confronted Pharoah.  It did not stop him having courage, boldness and faith to confront him.  And win.  Likewise Jesus who was perfect, meekly surrendered to His captors, and to His crucifixion.  His death and resurrection delivered the human race from sin.  Those who followed Him gained eternal life in Heaven.

Meekness means our strength, spiritual gifts and talents are under God's control. We don't brag on our prowess or abilities but give the credit where it is due, to Jesus the Creator of all things, who made God's Word a reality.  When we are correctly submitted to the Lord He uses the talents He has given us to make good changes in the lives of those around us.

The Lord will guide the meek in judgment of other men's deeds. He knows the truth of every situation and all we need do is ask Him to show us truth from error. Ask and you shall receive.  Look at how Paul was led to deal with serious sexual sin in a church far away from him.  

1 Corinthians 5 v 3 - 5: "For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, 
4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
5 to deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus."

There was a dire problem that needed Paul's presence so Jesus sent him in spirit to judge the situation.  There was no quick way by car or helicopter in those days, so Paul had a supernatural experience. He sent word that the guilty person be removed from their midst, or handed over to Satan, until his fleshly sins were fully repented of, so that he would be truly born again.  One wonders how empty our churches would be today if this form of discipline was applied.

The meek will He teach His way. In every thing we do there is God's way, our way and satan's way. Our way leans in one of two possible directions - God's way or satan's way. The meek will let God direct their paths; the proud will go in the way of error. They will shun God's counsel as weak and inferior to their own. Even when they fail they will not seek God's help.

God honours those who keep His covenant and testimonies. God's covenant will and testimonies are written for man in the Holy Bible. We cannot faithfully observe His commands unless we actually read them ourselves. Any will only becomes valid after the testator dies. The New Covenant became valid for Christians when Jesus died. At the Last Supper He took the Cup and said This is the New Covenant in My blood.

His testimonies are true. Every word written about God's love for us and all his great promises are true. There are 333 prophecies in the Old Testament, recorded by 44 writers over 2500 years, that were fulfilled in one person, Jesus Christ. He is God the Son. If you believe in Him and follow His Word you will have everlasting life. 

In meekness we accept God's will for our nation.  No matter who governs in the physical realm, our King is Jesus Christ.  We follow Jesus and He is not concerned with the politics or government.  He said, Give to God what is God's, and give to Caesar what is Caesar's.  

Whatever or whoever rules we belong to the Kingdom of Heaven and obey our God.  In whatsoever circumstances we bring about change when we do what He instructs.  He changes us first, then the people around us for whom we pray, and to whom we minister the love of Jesus.

Matthew 6 v 31 - 34: "Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
 32  (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
 33  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
 34  Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."

Seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and everything you need will be added to you.  Find out what the righteous answer to every situation should be and do it God's way and you will be victorious in it because He shall guide the meek who seek His face.

Prayer: Father God, I believe with my whole heart that Jesus Christ is Your Son whose shed Blood cleansed every sin. I put my feeble strength in His mighty hands to be guided and taught by His infinite wisdom and love.  Forgive me every thought, word or deed that has offended You and kill every proud or arrogant attitude in me.  Let all the fruit of the Holy Spirit grow within me.  In Jesus' name. Amen.