TODAY’S DEVOTION (Monday 17TH August 2020)
“The foolishness of a man twists his way, and his heart frets against the Lord.” Proverbs 19:3 NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 228TH DAY OF OUR YEAR OF REJOICING
The Bible calls God “THE ALL WISE GOD.” That means, foolishness is not one of the attributes of our GOD. If you find what people call “foolishness” in God, the Bible says that thing is wiser than the wisdom of men.
There is an entire book of the Bible dedicated to dealing with practical foolishness. That book is the book of proverbs. It came from the spiritual fountain of one God made the wisest person on earth at a time.
If you are familiar with it, you will realize that foolishness is one word the book of proverbs strongly condemns, one lifestyle it attacked, and one root cause of the problems of many in the body of Christ.
Sometimes I wonder if it is possible for an all wise God to have foolish Children. Sadly, most of us who claim to be His children are foolish.
Yes, most Children of God, especially those who claim to be either hearing or seeing from Him, are surprisingly foolish. Which calls into question which voice are we really hearing in the spirit realm.
The truth is, you cannot walk in foolishness hearing from THE ALL WISE GOD. His voice has a way of pouring wisdom into the heart of those it is sent to…
But I have found so many who claim God said this or that to them, walking in absolute foolishness, and wondered which God is speaking to them. When you investigate the quality of their reasoning and decisions, you will find so much foolishness in them and quickly discern they have been listening to the god of the flesh or the devil himself.
Do not forget, Satan had his head crushed.
The Bible says, Jesus bruised Satan’s head on the cross. So, do not expect people who hear from him to walk in wisdom. They will only walk in craftiness. And the two are not the same. Craftiness is hyper deception while wisdom is not.
So, people who hear from the flesh or the devil cannot walk in wisdom. They will walk in the foolishness of the wisdom of craftiness, or the foolishness of the wisdom of the flesh, and self-destruct.
For instance, it is foolish for a young lady to open her legs to any man who asks her to sleep with him because he wants to marry her. Most who sleep with them are told to show they love them by having sex with them. It is foolishness to think sex is an expression of love.
THAT IS THE ‘WISDOM’ OF THE VOICE OF CARNAL FEELINGS AND PEOPLE BUY INTO IT.
Yes, when you start developing feelings for the opposite sex, your thoughts may begin to get drawn to have sex with them, especially when they show you an act of kindness. Many have taken such feelings of being drawn as a sign that God want them to get married to the people. But most failed relationships are built that way!
When they get together, they begin to have sex on the journey of getting married. So many of us in the faith are paying dearly today for not keeping the bed un-defiled on our way to getting married. Some of the stories are heart breaking.
The foolishness of illegitimate sex, especially, to prove that you love someone, can be very destructive. People have contracted diseases and entered into dangerous spiritual problems just because of it.
I tell you the truth, most singles are single today because of their crave for illegitimate sex. They have used it to destroy their spiritual auras to get and stay married.
Sadly, I have seen Christian ladies satisfy a man sexually because he gave them some assistance, calling him generous. But the real generous person here is the lady who gave the man freely something he ought to satisfy marital rites to get.
Sex is expensive, God never made it cheap! God made it expensive that is why in His plan you cannot have it with anyone until the price of getting (with the intention of staying) married is paid. But to a fool, what I just stated is nonsense!
Many do not know that it is foolish to believe God to get married while doing things that will make you un-marry able. Except there is repentance and refreshing from the Holy Spirit, Illegitimate sexual activities can make someone un-marry able.
If that kind of life gets you married eventually, it will never keep you happily married, except you key into the system a perverse married life many are in today.
ANOTHER AREA PEOPLE EXPRESS FOOLISHNESS IS IN THEIR EFFORT TO KEEP THEIR MARRIAGES.
It is foolish to believe God to restore your marriage, sacrificing towards it, praying about it, but doing things that will make sure that that marriage is not restored.
Most separations and divorce are caused by attitudes not the devils people blame. That is why it is foolish to put everything about marriage in the box of spiritualism as a Christian.
If a woman has a bad attitude, and she refuses to either acknowledge or repent off it, I Richard will not ask any man to stay with her because I would not. In counseling, you do not tell people to do what you cannot do, because you will be a hypocrite.
That is why it is unproductive to go to professional counselors. They tell people to do things they will never do if found in similar circumstances.
I have found women with the golden attitudes described in proverbs 31 having very stable marriages (those married to ideal men, not those married to adulterous, uncaring, or perverse men).
The truth is most ladies are single because they have an attitude problem not because they have spiritual problems. It is not because they are married to demons because no human can marry a demon. But all mad prophets and prophetess tell everyone that such captives (of their own attitudes) are married in the spirit realm.
When attitude is what is keeping you single and you go praying against any spirit keeping you single, you will never get married.
Those con men and women you call servants of God, will keep making money from your stupidity.
You will not even remember that you do not sow seeds or raise altars of sacrifices to get married. You find God’s purpose for your life, stand there, and then develop the right attitudes to get and stay married.
YOU MUST LEARN TO OPERATE IN WISDOM, AS A MARRIED WOMAN TO KEEP YOUR HOME – IF IT IS GOD GIVEN!
I need to make that distinction because most homes are not God given, but sex and foolishness given. If your home is God given, wisdom demons that you operate in submission as a woman.
It is foolish for a lady not to submit to her (God given) husband in all things. It is also foolish for a man not to love his (God given) wife by God’s definition of love. God never created that a woman be without authority over her life, and he never created that a man to be uncaring to his wife.
Any woman who understands the wisdom of submission will never loose her (God given) husband. The foolishness of lack of submission is the reason many ladies are either single or married but single.
On the other hand, any man, who understands the wisdom of loving a wife, will always have her at his feet not on his head. Except the woman is foolish, she will remain submissive to him. That bring us to the wisdom of who to call a life partner.
When it comes to marriage, we must understand that there are life partners and there are death partners who present themselves as life partners to the spiritually blind and practically foolish.
I have come to discover that it is foolish to call an unrepentant adulterous wife or husband “a life partner.” It is stupid to call a spouse with serious attitude problems, a wife or husband who have no respect for marriage principles, or an uncaring man, or a woman who lack submission “a life partner.” They do not have what it takes to inject life into marriage, so they are not life partners. They are death partners.
A life partner will inject marital bliss into a marriage, not marital problems.
Marriage is for life partnership not death partnership. That was why God said to them “be fruitful and multiply.” Only life partners can be fruitful and multiply in peace, prosperity, and progress through marriage, not death partners. You must understand that and not mix it up, else you destroy yourself.
For instance, adultery does not inject life into marriage, it injects death because it destroys the covenant of marriage. That is why Jesus said when Adultery sets in; He will allow divorce to take place. Except the people chose to repent and stay together, divorce is permitted by the LORD.
MARRIAGE WAS NOT DESIGNED FOR DEATH PARTNERS BUT FOR LIFE PARTNERS!
As a man, being unforgiving, unkind, and uncaring to your wife and kids does not make you a life partner, it makes you a death partner because it is not injecting life into your marriage. It is injecting death.
Anything we do that do not inject life into our marriages, makes us death partners, that is why many marriages does not come to stay. They come to go! The people involved are usually death partners from the word go.
Our devotional text says,
“The foolishness of a man twists his way, and his heart frets against the Lord.” (Proverbs 19:3 NKJV).
When foolishness twist our ways, no prayer from anyone can save us. The marital lives of many are twisted because they do not follow the wisdom of God in marriage matters. Especially the wisdom of discerning and getting married only to a life partner.
But I believe the LORD has spoken to us today, and our hearts have been illuminated by His glorious light.
MAKE THIS SCRIPTURE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR THE DAY
Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that [a]moves on the earth.”
And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.
Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is [b]life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so. Genesis 1:28-30 NKJV