“Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless: for their Redeemer is mighty; He shall plead their cause with thee.” Proverbs 23:10-11 (KJB)
The Weapons Of Our Warfare
“Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you: but I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; and having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.” 2 Corinthians 10:1-6 (KJB)
Day Three Hundred Thirty and Four
What do I want for Christmas?
I want Christians in Christian marriages, and families to know that the devil is working hard to destroy the Christian home, and that we must be ever vigilant in standing with Christ Jesus and in His Word; “the devil like a roaring lion is walking about seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8); Christian stand your ground, stand firm in the Word; and remember that “…the weapons or our warfare are not carnal (flesh), but mighty through God…” Be strong Christian.
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ…” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (NKJV)
Be Just With God
“I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God? If he will contend with Him, he cannot answer Him one of a thousand. He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against Him, and hath prospered?” Job 9:2-4 (KJV)
Remember Job’s three friends who came to comfort and encourage him are now speaking after seven days of silence.
Bildad the Shuhite has spoken, and just as Eliphaz has done; so does Bildad; accusing Job of unrighteous deeds, because of his loss, sickness, and disease. Has anyone noticed that is still a problem in our world? Even among Christians? Maybe especially among Christians? May God forgive us.
Job raises a very good question, “How should a man (anyone) be just with God?” We are told in the Psalms, and the apostle Paul writes it in Romans; “There is none righteous; no not one” (Psalm 14:1-3; Romans 3:10-11). “Just” means righteous, or blameless.
In the first two chapters of Job we see events take place in heaven where God declares Job as righteous, blameless, just –“a perfect and upright man…” (1:8; 2:3). The only way for anyone to be “Just” with God is by God’s own declaration.
Because God Himself is holy, and righteous He cannot just overlook our sin. There must be a sacrifice for sin; and God Himself provides the sacrifice. That ultimate sacrifice was/is His own only begotten Son Jesus Christ.
Jesus was our payment for our sin upon the cross where all our sin was laid on Him; the Just for the unjust. He took our sins upon Himself, that He might place on us His own Righteousness; declaring us righteous when we trust in Him.
How should you be just with God? Through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
GOD, Among the Mighty
“God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; He judgeth among the gods.” Psalm 82:1 (KJV)
There are many on the earth who are made so by men; in governments whether in cities, states, provinces, or nations. Guess what God stands among them.
O how our leaders need to stop and realize that God is overlooking all their affairs. Do you believe He is pleased? There is coming a day of judgment. He knows when a payment is received to make a godless, ungodly law.
God (the fulness of the Godhead; Colossians 1:17-19) also judges the gods which men erect, which may be monuments to glorify men. In our own day it could be our technology, our science, our wealth, our medicine. God judged the gods of Egypt and showed them to be without authority and power (Exodus 12:12; Numbers 33:4).
One day the governments of men will be put in place, and all our “achievements” will be seen to be vain; and God will be glorified.
There are many mighty men in the earth, but all those who exalt themselves against the Lord will be brought down.
The Lord Jesus Christ; the crucified, buried, resurrected, and coming King will be the Judge.
Believe Him today.