Bible In One Year-Day 278 (Sunday, October 05, 2014)
Commentary: Psalms101-105. The works of a man’s hand determine if such is tagged as wicked before the Lord or not. A man may look innocent outwardly, only God can judge the inward aspect of him. People may identify with what a man is doing outwardly, God recons only with the inward state. Whatever a man does outwardly is marked by the inward motive in the presence of the Lord. What people accept might have been rejected by God; He has nothing to do with the works of wickedness.
Psalms 101:3-4 “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.”
The things that can make God to reject the work of a man include:
- Ideas from a perverse heart.
- Secret slanders of neighbors.
- Haughty look
- Proud heart
- Selfish motive
- Works of deceit.
- Telling lies.
No matter how good a man’s dispensation is, for as long as the motive takes root in all or any of these, it shall be rejected. And when the work is rejected, instead of appreciation, there shall be frustration; instead of reward, there shall be insult; instead of honor, dishonor comes to be; instead of progress, there is stagnation; instead of praises, there is condemnation.
Jesus put it in a better form;
Luke 14:12-14 “Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.”
As earlier discussed in the previous commentaries, God is not in search of the best, but the faithful. He is the one that makes one fit as the best by His Spirit and the truth remains that the best is yet to come. Man could mark and grade, but God does the final marking. To be faithful means to be committed to using what you have been given faithfully.
Psalms 101:6 “Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.”
There is a prophecy awaiting such rejected works;
Luke 13:25-28 “When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us; and he shall answer and say to you, I know you not whence ye are: Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.”
Doing unauthorized work is working iniquity and there is no hiding place for such before the Lord even though it is hidden from man.
Job 31:3 “Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?”
All works of iniquity are rejected work before the Lord.
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 Psalms106-110. Keep the fire of LOVE and PRAYER burning and alive.
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries