ARE YOU INNOCENT (3)
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*ARE YOU INNOCENT (3)*
Ps 15:1-4 (NIV)
Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless,
who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from their heart;
whose tongue utters no slander,
who does no wrong to a neighbor,
and casts no slur on others;
who despises a vile person
but honors those who fear the Lord; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind;*
*Insight and Highlight*
Before you blame God, have you asked if you are innocent enough to avoid God's removal of His presence from you.
Many have soiled their hands in blood yet still hope that God will pat their backs and move on with them.
Nothing in life is good if the Lord's presence and blessing are absent.
We must be like the Apostle Paul who said *"For me to live is Christ...."* Phil 1:21.
We can cause God to withdraw His presence from our lives through our acts of unrighteousness, deceit, slander, malice, selfishness etc.
We must constantly seek God through Christ with self examination.
Do not lie to yourself. If you do not have the Holy Spirit, at least you have a conscience. God has left us all with a conscience. This conscience will always tell you the truth but many refuse to obey.
It is at the point of a conscience that speaks the truth to you that this conscience will meet with the Holy Spirit.
Paul says in Rom 9:1 *I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost.*
Can this be said of you?
Are you innocent?
Are you innocent like Paul affirmed his own innocence?
*Call to Word action.*
2 Tim 2:15 *Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
Present yourself to God as those approved.
If God does not approve you, you are not innocent.
Lord help me, let me be approved innocent before You, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day, today.
God bless you.