Tuesday, January 14 2020
FEAR THE LORD
Do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones. Proverbs 3:7, 8
The previous scripture said don't lean on your own understanding and this one says don't be wise in your own eyes, in other words, seek His knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Fear and respect God in every circumstance of life!
Many of the sicknesses and diseases today are caused by sin, for instance, some cancers, arthritis and autoimmune diseases can be directly linked to bitterness and un-forgiveness. It is important to cleanse your heart of all the times you were hurt by someone and release the pain and resentment that has festered all of these years causing bitterness and anguish that can even result in one's death.
If you have ever had a splinter, at first, many times you don't feel anything but if it is allowed to remain, in a few days it begins to become sore and even infected. This is how bitterness begins to defile you and those around you until you pull the sharp point out of your heart! Ref. Hebrews 12:14,15
Confess your trespasses and sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man (or woman) avails much. James 5:16
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin