Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thirsty Thursdays: Be Humble & Whom God Bless No Man Can Curse

Humble: not arrogant, a feeling of subservient; having a modest opinion of ones importance or rank. A word the Scribes and Pharisees “sitting in the seat of Moses” should have learned. “5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6 And love the uppermost rooms at feast, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 and greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.” Matthew 23:5-7

The Scribes and Pharisees would make a scene in attempt to bring attention to themselves so everyone can see and say how holy they are, hold them in such high regard and call them “Rabbi”. When reality of the situation was that they weren’t quite what they seemed, they did not practice what they preached. They were doing this all to be recognized and revered, but it is God who is supposed to gain the glory and praise. It is God who we should exemplify exalt and bring the attention to, for he is worthy, not ourselves. “12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.” Matthew 23:12 

“If God is For us who can be against us” 

In Numbers chapter 23 we see how Balak the king of the Moabites attempted to get Balaam to curse the children of Israel. Little did he know that God had blessed them, so Balaam told him “8 how shall I curse whom God hath not cursed? Or how shall I defy, whom the Lord hath not defied?” Balak did not like that response; the whole purpose of having Balaam out there was to curse the Israelites. Even after being turned down once, Balak again tried to get Balaam to curse the children of Israel and failed yet again, he just didn’t quite understand. “Whom God bless, no man can curse”. “19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken and shall he not make it good? 20. Behold I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.” 

God is perfect, he tells no lies, when he says something he does it. When he makes a promise he keeps it. Has God promised you anything? Continue to be patient and hold steadfast. Remain faithful and joyful knowing that God cannot lie, he will not go back on his promise, it is impossible. What he said he will do, he will do. He is able

Stay Thirsty My Friends

Thirsty Thursdays: Ron


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