TWC – The Word Connects: Connecting you to God and to one another … Wednesday 29 July 2015
God is a faithful God and He loves those who are faithful. 1Sam.2:9 tells us, “He will guard the feet of His faithful ones”, and that is what the Lord will do when His faithful ones are threatened. But the wicked “shall be cut off in darkness”. God will not tolerate the sins of the wicked, He will strike them down. The wicked are not only found outside the church, some are found within the church too. There are wolves in sheep’s clothings. They look like every other believer, they talk like one and they serve like one. They will do what the godly will not do, they will deceive and lie for personal gain, they will hurt the godly and they will plot against godly leadership. But the Word of the Lord tells us in 1Sam.2:10, “The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; against them he will thunder in heaven. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; he will give strength to his king and exalt the power of his anointed.” Isn’t that such a wonderful assurance? As long as we remain faithful to God and to His purposes, the Lord will love us and protect us. He will fight on our behalf. He will shatter His adversaries but the faithful, He will exalt. If God has given you the anointing to govern and lead, and if you are faithful, He will strengthen and exalt you! You are His anointed and God will never allow the wicked to touch whom He has anointed! For a while you may look like you have the short end of the stick, you may look like a tail at the moment, but your circumstances and your adversaries do not change your identity. While you may look tail-ish, you are in fact still the head and not the tail. Jesus Himself looked like a tail while hanging on the cross, but that did not change His identity which was and still is the head of the church! In God’s perfect time, He makes all things beautiful. The wicked shall be punished and the faithful shall be rewarded. It’s just as simple as that! As you walk with the Lord today, be faithful just as God is faithful and in His time, He will lift you up! Have a great day!
Today’s Bible Text: “9 He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness, for not by might shall a man prevail. 10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; against them he will thunder in heaven. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; he will give strength to his king and exalt the power of his anointed.” (1Sam.2:9,10)
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