Bible In One Year-Day 258 (Monday, September 15, 2014)
Commentary: Psalm1-5. The book of Psalms is a book of life experiences and prophecies. The first thing it addresses is the comparison between the righteous and the wicked. These two are matters of the heart and not of appearances. Since God deals with the heart, the issue of godliness and wickedness is a thing not hidden from Him; though men may be deceived, God cannot be deceived. Prophet Jeremiah described the state of the heart of man.
Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
This is not hidden from God. Everything is clearly opened to Him no matter how secret you keep it.
Psalms 1:6 “For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”
When a man stands before God, the picture of his heart is clearly seen be God. God loves to dwell in our heart, but if filthiness fills it, He cannot stay. He communicates with us through our heart but if darkness overshadows it, it shields off the light of God. Without a pure heart we cannot receive His blessing.
Psalms 24:3-5 “Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.”
To be blessed before Him is to do a soul searching. The Psalmist cried to God for soul searching and for God to purge any iniquity that may hinder his being blessed.
Psalms 139:23 “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:”
We need to do this every night before going to bed so that the enemy will not take advantage over us whilst we sleep.
In chapter 2 we have the messianic prophecy of our Lord Jesus Christ. Chapter3 is about a life facing some trials, his confidence through it, his prayers and acknowledgement of God’s salvation.
Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Psalm6-10. Keep the fire of burning and alive.
Pastor Supo Abayode
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries