Where there is a will there is also a way, my brothers and sisters in the Lord and in the power of His might and Resurrection a peace and blessed good morning.
Turn with me in your Bibles to the Book of Proverbs 15:8-9: We may be staying in the Book for the month and the Lord will show us some great things.
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
Verse 8 – Without the proper heart attitude, even the “good things” we do will not count before God. It is the condition of the heart that impresses God. “As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever” (1 Chronicles 28:9).
Many voice a love for God, but deny Him by their compromised lifestyles. A man cannot live in two worlds, nor can he serve two masters. Ultimately, he will choose one over the other, even as Jesus declared in Matthew 6:24. If we are not on fire with a love for God that causes us to live in close relationship and in obedience with Him, we are lukewarm and need to repent. Many people are spiritually blind, because they are rich in the world’s goods and do not line their perspectives up with God’s truth. They are “naked” because they do not have His eyesight nor cover themselves with His righteousness (Revelation 19:8).
The Lord will not accept the sacrifices of the wicked, nor will He hear their music. Their worship songs are just noise to Him because their hearts are not right before Him: “I hate, I reject your festivals, Nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies. Even though you offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them; And I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fatlings. Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps. But let justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” (Amos 5:21-24).
Verse 9 – While the way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, He loves those who follow after righteousness. We must be totally committed to God’s will if we are to be overcomers. A compromised life style brings judgment upon us and it will ultimately destroy our relationship with the Lord. However, if we remain steadfast, and follow the Lord daily, we will bring joy to His heart and be blessed.
Let us pray
Father God, I am thankful that You give me spiritual eyes to see, so that I do not go astray on the wrong path. I do ask You to forgive me for my sins and shortcomings. Change those things in my life that are not like You. Help me to be obedient to Your will for my life. Give me the strength to obey all that You require of me. Lord, I pray for my friends and family, that they too, would follow You and obey Your will. Keep Your hand of protection over us all, and give us light on our path, that we may follow in the way of righteousness. I ask this in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Your servant and brother,
+ Sir Godfrey Gregg
Archbishop and Presiding Prelate
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