Bible Promise for the Day – Guided by the Word of God for Stability of Life

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Psalm 37:31 “The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.”

A lot of things around us are unstable. Besides the unpredictableness of the weather, jobs and economy are certainly two other big areas of instability. Politics… well I don’t even need to talk about that – you already know.

Life is filled with a large degree of uncertainty. None of us is guaranteed tomorrow. The Bible speaks of this unpredictability in Proverbs 27:1: “Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”

Mistakes in life can be very costly, and you can come to regret wrong decisions for a long time – sometimes for a lifetime. The Christian, however, has a way to alter that uncertainty of life – and the regrets, too.

Instead of rambling about in life and hoping for the best, or trying to be happy, the true child of God has a Guidebook that is infallible. It is an infallible and a reliable Guidebook for life because it has an infallible Author – God Himself.

It is true that God does have a plan for every believer’s life. His plan for your life is perfect and good; but it is not a pain-free, successful beyond imagination kind of life. Also, popularity and riches may not be included in that plan. However, it is a plan that includes peace of heart and mind, real joy, victory over sin, confidence that God does not fail, and a life with no regrets. God’s presence and power will also accompany that life. Riches may not be included in the plan’s half for this world, but there can be unbelievable riches and power in the next.

As the above verse states, the key is to know the Word and have it in your heart. Yes, this means good old-fashioned memorization of important Scriptures. Your steps will be secure because God upholds those who serve Him faithfully according to His Word. It also may not be the most popular position to take in life; but if God is behind you – what does it matter what others say?

If you want a stable life, Christian, it’s time to get in the Word, read, study, memorize, and obey it – with God’s help. Go forward, and don’t look back. Let God prove that “none of his steps shall slide.”

Bible Promise for the Day

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

My Cup Runneth Over

Psalm 23:5 “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.”

The primary theme of the 23rd Psalm is that God takes care of His own. Each daily devotional so far from this chapter has shown that fact. There is no doubt that He will permit some trouble, and sometimes it may even seem like He is not in control. However, if He permits it, and if you are serving Him as you ought, then you can be sure that nothing that comes your way is not without His Divine reason.

Perhaps you may even be wondering where your next meal may come from – I have been there. You may also wonder what steps you should take next. When there was a need, He met that need; although, I must admit it was not always as I had hoped or expected. Yet, He was faithful.

Even when we get into the direst of circumstances, as David sometimes was – “in the presence of mine enemies,” you can be sure that He will still provide. Do not doubt Him, but be certain to go to Him for guidance and wisdom – as well as for provision. He is more than able to give you what you need. He can and He will provide. He has given us more than one promise of this, as in Matthew 6:33: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

While in the trial, things may appear a little dark and uncertain. Remember, though, trials are only temporary, and God will put praise on your lips for Him if you just continue to wait on Him and do His will. David adds that “my cup runneth over.” This means more than enough; it overflows. How good God is to His own!

The Third Step Toward Revival

Before an individual or a nation can experience true revival from God, it is imperative that three steps occur. A quick review of the first two steps toward revival, all found in II Chronicles 7:14, are:

  1. Humbling ourselves
  2. Praying and truly seeking God.

The third step is just as important. In fact, there will not be any revival without it. The Bible puts it like this: “and turn from their wicked ways.” This should be the natural result when there is sincerity in the first two steps.

This third step speaks of repentance. It means being sorry for sin in a way that results in a willingness to turn away from it. Many people today are only sorry that they got caught, but the kind of sorrow for sin that God is interested in is a sorrow that produces repentance. It was first necessary for salvation (II Cor. 7:10 “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”), and it is necessary to walk daily with a holy God.

When it comes to sin, God hates it all. The Cross shows us how much. He does not let His people pick and choose which sins they want to hold on to. Not at all. If He is going to bless, they need to depart from all that is called sin, as we are told in 2Ti. 2:19: “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”

Some Christian groups are of the impression that God is all love and loves everybody. To them, everything is a bed of roses and God’s purpose is to give you a good day – no matter how you live.

Unfortunately, it just is not true entirely true. The Bible tells us that the Apostles and others in the New Testament who God tells us were filled with His Spirit certainly did not have that kind of life. Although God does love, He also wants simple obedience if He is to bless. He is not only love; He is also holy and just.

God wants us to think about sin the way He does, so that He may give us the life He wants us to have. A reaction that sometimes occurs when God’s truth about sin is preached is that even some of God’s people get huffy and say: Well, that is just that preacher’s opinion! Yet they never take the time to search the Scriptures to see if it is true, or ask the preacher to please explain it to them. It’s a pet sin, and they just want to hold onto it – no matter what God says about it!

Our God is holy, and He never changes. We are told that nothing unholy or defiled will ever enter Heaven after the last days: “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life” (Re. 21:27).

He also tells us, in II Cor. 6:17,18: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”

If you want revival, get in line with God’s will. Stop doing those things that you know are displeasing to Him. You also need to give up sin, and then start doing His will with all your heart.

He has given us His promise. If you, as a born-again Christian, a true child of God, will put away sin, and start seeking Him, then you can find Him and His blessings again, as He promised in James 4:8-10:

“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”

Will you do it? Will you seek Him today? My friend, I hope and pray that you will and that you will start right now.

This means that if you have not been going regularly to a Bible-preaching church that you will start. It means that if you have not been reading your Bible that you will start today. If you have not been praying and witnessing, that you will start. The good thing about it is that He does not expect you to do it alone. If you are sincere, He is more than willing to help you – all along the way!

Tomorrow, I will talk about the blessings that God will give when he revives His church and people.

For True Revival,
Evangelist Mike Valles


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