CHANGE – HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD AND OBEY
When the Psalms were written, many people worshiped idols—statues of wood, stone, or metal. They took pride in what they could see and had contempt (disrespect, disapproval, dislike) for what they could not see. Today, we still may value tangible (physical, concrete, noticeable) objects (home, clothing, possessions) rather than intangible (untouchable, nonphysical) realities (spiritual growth, salvation, giving to those in need, spending time with loved ones). 7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. Rev. 2:7.
Jesus started His Ministry with the very Word people had heard John the Baptist say; “Repent.” The message is the same today as when Jesus and John gave it. Becoming a follower of Christ means turning away from our self-centeredness (selfishness, self-interest) and “self” control (self-will, self-discipline, willpower) and turning our lives over to Christ’s direction and control. 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matt.4:17
David may have written this psalm early in his reign as king as he set down the standards he wanted to follow. David knew that to lead a blameless life he would need God’s help (101:2). We must also let God’s Word show us the standards by which we live. I will sing of [steadfast] lovingkindness and justice; To You, O Lord, I will sing praises. Psa. 101:1
It is tempting to use honor, power, wealth, or prestige to measure people. We may even think that such people are really getting ahead in life. But on God’s scales, these people are a “breath,” a puff of air. What, then, can tilt the scales when God weighs us? Trusting God and working for Him. Wealth, honor, power, or prestige add nothing to our value in God’s eyes, but the faithful work we do for Him has eternal value.
God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.
REMINDER: CHANGE – HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD AND OBEY!!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you
Prophetess Dr. Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”