*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
Psalm 105: 13-15:
*When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;*
*He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;*
*Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
To offend the anointed of the Lord is to offend God.
No matter the wrongs of the anointed, God jealously guards them, Numb 12:1-9.
Taking them for granted is like walking on a minefield. When you walk on a minefield, you are walking on dangerous grounds. There are a lot of hidden dangers or problems, and people need to behave with care when dealing with the anointed of God because one may attract the wrath of God.
Today, four things may help us to understand this as we look further at anointing.
First, in Ps 2, God took the counsel against the anointed in conjuction with Himself.
Ps 2:2 says *The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed,....."*
In Acts 9:5, Christ took Saul of Tarsus' persecution of His chosen in the early church personal. Christ said to Saul in Acts 9:5, *"......I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting...'*
These passages tell us how the anointed of God is God's heart.
Second, even when they are wrong before man, they may be right before God, Numb 12:1-9.
Psalm 2:1-12 God warns the people who imagine vain things, kings and rulers take counsel against God, and His anointed saying, *.....Be wise now, therefore....*,
*Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.*
God further says *Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.*
If only people would know that fighting the anointed is fighting God, they would fear God's wrath.
Third, some children went after Elisha, mocking him. Elisha cursed them and *......And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.'* 2 Kings 2:23-25.
God loves children, Matt 19:14, but how would God allow them to face this terrible judgment?
2 Kgs 2: 23 refers to them as 'little children'. One may look at this from the point of view that God will not lower His standard of judgment on children or infants who are seeds of disobedience, 1 Sam 15:3.
Also, one may translate the children to be 'children of men' well described as 'disobedient children' according to Paul in Col 3:6 of whom he says the wrath of God comes upon.
Whichever way, we must know that God has His standard of judgment, and He reserves the right to judge as He pleases, Ps 115:3.
Fourth, God is selective in His choice of who becomes His anointed and chosen one.
God's appointment is not turn-by-turn or through the electoral process.
God said to Elijah in 1 Kgs 19: 16 *'......and Elisha, the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah, shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.*
God said of David, in Psalm 89:20 *I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:*.
You can be chosen as His anointed if you please Him.
Let us serve the Lord in fear as you respect and honor His anointed.
*Call to Word action.*
Ps 2:11 *Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
You will not be able to fight an anointed of God justifiably before God.
Becareful, not many people got away freely fighting a man anointed of God.
Numb 16, Ps 105: 15-17.
Lord, let my life please You enough to choose me as Your anointed, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day.
God bless you.