Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find? The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him. A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes. Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin? (Pro 20:5-9)
When we are honest about ourselves and with GOD, agreeing with Him we know deep down that He is the only One who is truly faithful and just. We all have sinned and come short of the Glory of GOD. We don't measure up to GOD's standard. But what of our own? Do we have a standard? Without the measure of GOD's Word to tell us, we would not have any sense of true Authority. We might have temporary false authorities in this life; such as Majority, which changes as numbers change; Might/Power, which changes when someone stronger or bigger comes along; or Law, which is only as good or authoritative as the basis for that law.
We might proclaim ourselves as good, but when we walk with GOD and in agreement with His authority and righteousness, then we are truly blessed. We have fellowship with our Creator. We have forgiveness of sIn and His righteousness in us. We have His Spirit living in us, and directing our steps that we might be truly pure in the sight of the King of Kings.
I pray that your life is hid with Jesus Christ today, and if not that today will be the day that you receive Him.
Tell somebody about what GOD is doing in your life today.
Jefferson A. Sweet