Tuesday, March 16, 2010
March 16 – “We Demand Our Right – eousness!”
While it is not becoming in the child to demand of his mother, “I . . . will . . . have . . . a NEW BICYCLE!” or for the employer to go in to the boss and demand a raise, we must discover how right it is for God’s people to INSIST upon certain things.
We must not and we must never take no for an answer! . . .
. . . when it comes to finding the peace in which His nearness abides.
. . . when others are bound in darkness and the enemy of souls says they may not leave.
. . . when our weak and selfish nature refuses to comply with our willing spirits.
. . . when fear tells us that our heart’s desire is too good to be true.
More often than not, having the will and blessings of God begins with RESISTING the doubts and temptations offered by His enemies.
Obtaining the promises of God will almost certainly require that we RESIST the substitutes of the Father of Lies.
It is not an oversimplification in Cor Unum to say, if we are not RESISTING darkness, we are stumbling in it at times. If we are not RESISTING the ploys of the devil in rejection, self-pity, and timidity, we are certainly not in possession of all that is ours.
If we are not RESISTING the lies, insinuations, and mis-representations of God’s love and power, as Jesus did when tempted of the devil, we are not coming out of our times of testing with power over evil.
Shall we RESIST SOMETHING today? There is no doubt that opportunity will arise. Let’s make today’s refrain in Cor Unum, “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:7, 8)
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