Not Moved By Tears! - Tuesday July 28, 2015
Memorise: I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. - Psalm 138:2
Read: Psalm 138:1-3 (KJV)
1 A Psalm of David. I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.
2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
Bible In One Year: Ezra 6:13-8:23; John 6:1-24
If there is anything we need so dearly to succeed in life, it is wisdom. In God's manual for life, wisdom is declared to be the principal thing (Proverbs 4:7). What then is wisdom? Practically speaking, wisdom is the correct application of knowledge. The fellow who is educated but fails to apply what he or she knows appropriately will be considered a fool. This is why education alone does not confer wisdom. There are several professors who, in spite of all their chains of degrees, still operate in folly. If knowledge alone is wisdom, then no doctor would engage in smoking because all doctors know that smoking is injurious to health. A particular doctor who smokes was asked "You are a doctor; you know smoking is bad for your health and yet you still smoke. Why?" Can you believe his reply? He said "Everybody will eventually die by one means or the other someday. Some will die in an accident; some will die by an assassin's bullet. I have chosen to die by smoking cigarettes." Wisdom therefore is having knowledge and applying it correctly for your personal benefit. Are you an educated fool? It is time to change your ways.
As a worker in God's vineyard, it is important to know that God is not moved by emotions, tears, or by rolling on the ground. Rather, He is moved by the correct application of the principles contained in His Word. His Word is declared to be forever settled in Heaven (Psalm 119:89). God is a God of principles; hence, a mathematician like me finds it easy to enjoy Him, because mathematicians are not often moved by emotions. Take for instance this equation: 2 + 2 = 4. Whether you like it or not, it always remains the same. If you like, you can weep from morning till evening saying "I want 2 + 2 to be 6." It will not change anything, because 2 + 2 = 4 will ever remain the same, be it on earth, on the moon or under the sea. When you know that God is not moved by emotions but by His Word, wisdom demands that you apply His Word more often. Psalm 138:2 says,
"I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name."
Obeying God's Word moves Him. God honours those who stand on His Word. This means that you need to increase in the knowledge of God's Word so that you will be able to stand on it. Give more time to knowing His Word and stand on it today.
Action Point: Pick a problem confronting you, and find out God's principles on how to solve it. Simply apply these principles, and check out the result you will obtain.