Bible In One Year-Day 280 (Tuesday, October 07, 2014)
Commentary: Psalms111-115. Many have the Bible but lack the insight to what it says. A lot see the miraculous and wonderful acts of God but very few ponder over it as to imagine His mightiness. The word of God is always with us but not a handful of people know it just as it was in the days of Samuel.
1 Samuel 3:1 “And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious (i.e. not common) in those days; there was no open vision.”
Those who find the WORD were those who take delight in it. The psalmist hereby made it known that only those who take pleasure in God will study His work.
Psalms 111:2 “The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.”
God does not work without His word. His works are based on His words. In His word are His thoughts, secrets and covenant. To know His thoughts, diligently probe His words. For you to know His secret, you need to fear Him. You must be humble for you to know and be in a covenant with Him. These are the reasons He remarked clearly that He honors His word more than His name. When you satisfy the conditions of His word, He will start by putting that word in you, then you can speak in His name.
Deuteronomy 18:18 “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.”
Isaiah, received the word, Jeremiah also received and Ezekiel received the word. You must diligently seek His thought, fearfully probe His secret and prayerfully and humbly plug into His covenant through His word. This is the simple message of the psalmist in Psa111:2. The whole Bishops of this world could speak to you, it will not carry the thought, secret and covenant of God; it is only to guide you. The word that will carry the thought of God, His secret and covenant is that which you hear from God Himself. The prophecies are in parts according the word of God but the vision you receive directly from God is more detailed than the prophecy you received from any prophet. To get to this stage of deep relationship with God, according to the psalmist, you must take PLEASURE (i.e. delight) in His works and His words.
Psalms 112:1 “Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.”
Psalms 25:12-15 “What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach (His thought) in the way that he shall choose. His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.”
The psalmist got to this point through fervent prayer from the heart.
Psalms 25:4-5 “Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.”
The mystery of God’s miraculous manifestation is always with those in covenant with Him through His WORD. His word must be in you before His name can be active in your mouth. His word is Him and it is His Spirit. God works in Jesus, and Jesus is in us as His Spirit; therefore, God is in you as His word; His word is Spirit and it is life. The residence of this word is not in the body but in the heart. If the heart isn’t pure, the pure word of God cannot be retained as life and Spirit.
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.”
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 Psalms116-118. Keep the fire of burning and alive.