Friday, June 11, 2010
How We Need The Lord!
To the Chief Musician. On an eight-stringed harp.
A Psalm of David.
Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases!
For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.
They speak idly everyone with his neighbor;
With flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips,
And the tongue that speaks proud things,
Who have said,
"With our tongue we will prevail;
Our lips are our own;
Who is lord over us?"
"For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy,
Now I will arise," says the LORD;
"I will set him in the safety for which he yearns."
The words of the LORD are pure words,
Like silver tried in a furnace of earth,
Purified seven times.
You shall keep them, O LORD,
You shall preserve them from this generation forever.
The wicked prowl on every side,
When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.
This is such a great Psalm, as are so many!
I was blessed to hear a message by Paul Washer recently and was reminded of our state, at large, in United States, as Christians. So may call themselves "Christians" and yet do not live it out. We must all guard ourselves from living a lie. How many walk in sloth or the "smaller" sins or even don't do the "bad things", yet have no love for God's word? How many of us walk in hidden sin, or deception, and see it as OK? Paul Washer mentions the "larger" sins, and it was an excellent message, but there are also those sins that we have not seen as "large" but still God views them as horrible. Do we lie, cheat, steal, walk in unforgiveness, laziness, pride, lust, love of power, love of money, (also lust) and many other unmentionables? We, as a church, must come clean! We must walk carefully and wisely, redeeming the time, for the days are evil! Sadly and horribly, the church looks exactly like the world. There are many who think themselves saved and are NOT! Many who walk in worldliness. Some flat out deny the Lord with their own lives, while claiming the name of Jesus! This must not be so! It is needful that we purge ourselves, our lives, and walk as the word of God tells us to walk! Who are we fooling when we think we can get away with sin or a lack of real love or relationship with our LORD and still be ok? I think we could all benefit from hearing this message below.
Our nation needs to repent and run back into the arms of Jesus. We so need to be humbled and made aware of our shortcomings and brought back to the simple truth of God's amazing word! We must look for fruit and beware of wolves and false teacher's. We must be watchful, prayerful and stay ever so close to Jesus! None of us are exempt from falling and none of us are above another. This message was so incredibly good and engaging. Please take the time to listen, if you haven't. Let's pray for II Chronicles 7:14!!!!!! Oh Lord, we need you!!!
Love you all so much!
Your sister in Christ,
PS Thanks so much to Ryan Holets for telling me about this Paul Washer message!!!!GREAT one!