How To Be the Best Person?
Today’s Word is an alloy of both old and new Testaments. The first four verses deal with the word “light”. God’s Word instructs us to keep our lamps burning brightly. The next four verses show us that God is forgiving. The Word also tells us to hate evil. I believe the first four verses and the last four verses are very SIMPLE gestures toward our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. When God forgives, He loves. There is NO baloney in the Gospel. He shows his grace through us when we forgive.
The Hymn writer, E. W. rhonter wrote, “O, when I think of the days of my youth, when I played on the playground Being able to express my feelings on those touching dark playgrounds.” Can you imagine your friends trapped on the playgrounds being unable to express their feelings? I know it was hard then, but they had a choice-the choice was to stay in or go home.
From the very beginning, the beginning of the Gospel, God has wanted fellowship with His people. He has a history of record with them. Jesus carries on His legacy through us. We do not really hear about the good things that God has done for us until we get to the cross. WHAT about the record of God through the people of Israel? They were called Israel, a very short name, and just call me Israel.
They were an important portion of the book of Joshua because they were the people taking God’s Word, and into the arena, they went and proved their mendicity. They were an important historical people in Israel during this era because the very existence of the Bible, and the fact that it was the same as their Sabbath, showed the people that the Hebrews didn’t worship gods, but God.
Enoch sang, “O Watered Hag No Hathy” while he walked along the headwaters of the Jordan in his swim trunks. The waters of whom were his daily food. “Bread and butter O hungred save” by Elisha. He determined to follow the tithe of God because the Lord commanded it and He heard the wind and he was moved by the sound of the water flowing over the stones and into the Jer continually. I think He had a special feeling for the water of the Jordan. He was a man of God first and he determined to be obedient to his Living Master
God draws near when we draw near
In many instances in the Bible, people received their healing and deliverance for the forgiveness of their sins when they drew near to God and He was also there in the whale’s eye view. I think drawing near means to step near. It means to be in His face when He speaks. draw nigh to God and step outside yourself where He is.
Step into His presence and look through His eyes and take a step beyond what you think you can attain. It will be the first step. If you listen to the wind and look to the left and look to the right and turn back and forth you will see that you will reach the peak and you will reach the goal. If you look to the left you will see the right. Look to the right you will see the left. After you get to a certain point you will see the north And so on.
After the people got healed they began to say that this kind of healing is bad. They did not understand that the root of what they were saying was the wrong understanding of the Word. I can only speak for myself as I have not heard it said in my father’s church that the people receive their healing and deliverance on the same day they come to Jesus. It’s the following day when they ask the Living God for something. He will honor that request and deliverance.
What’s great about sport is that it is not dependent upon objective factors. In sports, if you want to be the greatest sprinter alive, it doesn’t matter where you live or what your parents did or didn’t do. It doesn’t matter how many mistakes you have made.
If you want to be the best pitcher, it doesn’t matter at all that your parents faulted you for making too many mistakes or you may have done too many things wrong in the baseball world. You will still be the greatest pitcher and you will still be the best singer, and still be the best person. It is only when you want to step out beyond the boundaries of the world that you start to run on empty.