Bible In One Year-Day 261 (Thursday, September 18, 2014)
Commentary: Psalms16-20. There are two deities majorly recognized; The God who made heaven and earth, and the other gods. These other gods are not made by the God who made heaven and earth. They are regarded as thieves. They have no enduring goodness. When they give the likeness of goodness, it is to steal the future of the recipient thereby multiplying the sorrow of such. This is the message of the psalmist and his admonition not to seek after them.
Psalms 16:4 “Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.”
The psalmist refused to participate in any form of their worship and also rejected the names of these gods on his lips. He recognized the fact that identifying with such gods and their modes of worship is defilement to him. He chose to enter into the Lord’s portion and made God his inheritance. He recognized the benefits of taking side with the Lord.
Psalms 16:5-6 “The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.”
Taking side with Jesus is a good heritage and the benefit is that purpose will begin to take its place in such life. That is, His Spirit begins to correct the errors of our life. Jesus made us to know this.
John 15:5 “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”
In matters pertaining to life, we can do nothing without Jesus. All other avenues will lead to eternal sorrows. In matters pertaining to God and eternity, Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.
John 14:6 “Jesus saith to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by me.”
If a man meets death without meeting Jesus, he cannot get life after death; rather, such heads to eternal damnation. But, any man who dies in Christ has eternal life because Christ is the resurrection.
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 Psalm21-25. Keep the fire of burning and alive.
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries