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Get This Right!

“Do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes.”  Exodus 15:26 

There are some things in life you need to get right.  You may not get the house, career, clothes, or your golf game right, but you cannot afford to NOT get this right!  Moses told the nation of Israel, “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you.” Exodus 15:26. The people needed to get this right.  If they wanted deliverance, protection, victory and healing, they needed to get this right.  Today, it is vital for you to get three things right: your doctrine, your spirit, and your heart.  None of this is easy.  Neither was the wilderness easy for Israel.  But the wilderness was a far cry from the bondage in Egypt.  I would rather have the wilderness with God than Egypt without God.  

Get your doctrine right.  “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart.” Psalm 19:7-8.  The wilderness is no place for guessing.  The wilderness was an open field, a desert, basically an uninhabited and wild area.  Wild animals, predators, the dangerous elements of wind, rain, sand and cold rule in the wilderness.  Do not think you can navigate this world without your guidebook, the Bible! 

Get your spirit right! Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. 10  Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:9-10 (KJV).  We are all flesh and blood creatures.  We have a tendency to dismiss spiritual forces because we don’t see them.  Check your spirit.  How?  I’m talking about your general demeanor.  Your disposition.  Your mood.  The default position of your attitude.  The thought that your minds goes to without thinking.  Is it negative?  Critical?  Abusive?  Selfish?  Ask God to create in you a right spirit. Are you carnal?  Worldly?  In love with this present world?  Consumed with looks?  Vain?  Does style and fashion drive your decisions about life?  

Get your heart right.  For their heart was not steadfast with Him, Nor were they faithful in His covenant.” Psalm 78:37. Now, we’re getting down to the critical message, the question that lays your whole life bare before God: Is your heart right with God?  Is there bitterness or resentment hidden away in your heart?  That was the downfall of Judas. Is your heart full of pride?  That doomed Belshazzar. Do you have reckless disregard for God’s Word?  Remember Samson. Are you lacking in forgiveness toward those who have hurt you, or that you think have hurt you? 

Simon, the Cyrene had to bear someone else’s cross.  He did nothing to deserve it.  It was an injustice placed upon him.  And you? Have you been unfairly singled out to bear a cross of someone else’s doing?  Do you resent having to feel undeserved pain or be humiliated by someone else’s sin?  But, even though you bear their cross, you don’t have to be crucified on it.  You are bearing the cross on which the Prince of Glory will die.  And, moreover, He died for you.  Remember what Jesus said while on His cross.  “‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.’ And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.” Luke 23:34 (KJV).  Jesus forgave in His pain.  He forgave while being humiliated.  He forgave in spite of a gross miscarriage of justice.  He forgave when he could have justifiably cursed them and killed them.  He forgave though he had the power to reverse the entire situation.  His heart was right! If you want to be saved, if you want to spend eternity with Christ, get these things right!

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December 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSydney Heimericks

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