"Yielding to the Lord" - Wednesday, May 11th
He leads the humble in justice, and He teaches the humble His way. All the paths of the Lord are lovingkindness and truth to those who keep His covenant and His testimonies. Psalm 25:9-10
Today's thoughts from today's verses:
The main point of today’s Scripture is this: only those who are truly humble will truly yield to God properly. The pathways that God lays before the humble are in perfect accord with his love and his truth. When we keep the arrangements (covenant and testimonies) that exist between God and us, we experience his love and truth in fullness. The arrangements God has in mind for us involve, first, establishing us in a relationship with himself and then in having our relationship with him result in our lives becoming all he desires them to become. These arrangements are accomplished for us and in us through Jesus Christ.
The key word is keep. It is the yielded person who keeps God’s covenant and testimonies (the arrangement that exist between God and us for our redemption and sanctification). Both redemption and sanctification are a work of Christ and it is incumbent upon every one of us to yield to Christ for both of them. Why are there so many people won’t allow Christ to redeem them? Why are there so many redeemed people who won’t allow Christ to sanctify them? The answer is the same for both questions: pride. The “leadable” and “teachable” person is the humble person. The humble person is the person who does not let pride stand in the way being totally available to the God of the universe for whatever he wants and commands.
Today's prayer response from today's thoughts:
Lord, I can see that pride is “me getting in the way” and humility is “me getting out of the way.” You are God and I am not. Forgive me for following so readily in the sin that started all the trouble back at the very beginning of time – the sin of wanting to be in charge; the sin of usurping the place of authority and power in my life that is reserved for you and you alone.” Lord, I humbly bow, yield, and surrender. Amen!
Posted on Wed, May 11, 2016
by Alan Porter