Proverbs 3:7-8 “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones!”
Bend the Knee!
Please heal each “healthy” soul, oh LORD, whose hearts betray no sickness!
Whose sights are plagued with earthly wealth whilst they conceal Ill’s symptoms!
Please break such inward mirrors, those reflecting Dust’s diseases!
For none stand within their strength because GOD does just as HE pleases!
So! Those bent on twisting scriptures will themselves reap as they’ve sown!
Thus, take heed oh wayward preachers…for your hearts HE surely knows!
As HIServant bent on bowing — broken,
Devotional: Jude 1:4 “For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our GOD into lewdness and deny the only LORD GOD and our LORD JESUS CHRIST!”
How do such turn HIS grace into corruption? By minimizing HIS finished work, by RE-reviving the law of sin and death to add human works to the Cross! GOD indeed — forbids this!
Countless preachers today — seemingly — have discarded GOD’s sovereignty and their zeal for HIM exclusively…
Proverbs 16:18 “Pride leads to destruction, and arrogance to downfall.”
…to elevate self with wealth and position under the disguise of getting more people in the seats or online. Preaching to the itching ears so as to placate and appease them!
GOD indeed — forbids this!
Even in the Old Testament we see the foreshadowing which goes through the New Testament.
Exodus 15:26 “HE said, “If you listen carefully to the LORD your GOD and do what is right in HIS eyes, if you pay attention to HIS commands and keep all HIS decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.”
Then in the New Testament: 1 Thessalonians 2:4 “But even as we have been approved of GOD to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but GOD WHO proves (tries/tests) our hearts!
Bow then your heart, mind, body and soul to preach only HIS WORD in all brokenness…well respecting and fearing the LORD your GOD!
Amen and amen!