TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL (Monday 15th February 2021)
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Return, O Lord, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants. O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” Psalms 90:12-14 KJV
WELCOME TO THE 46th DAY OF OUR YEAR OF HIGHER HEIGHTS
It has been 46 days since we stepped into this year. We have over 300 more days to cover. “How many of these days have I lived a holy and righteous life!” That is the question I choose to ask myself, and I want to extend it to you. How many of these days have you lived a holy life?
For many of us none! For others some. But GOD still kept us hoping we will change. He is worthy of our worship. For me, that is one way to number our days so that we can apply our hearts unto the wisdom of the just.
A generation that does not know how to number their days with the aim of applying their hearts unto the wisdom of the just, will be too foolish to be saved from the hands of their enemies. It will be devoured by the perils of life. Your life will only appreciate by the wisdom of God (the wisdom of the just) not the wisdom of men.
The Bible talks about GOD turning us to the wisdom of the just. Because shortage of that wisdom is the reason for the shortages we suffer in life; shortage of peace, prosperity, and even the manifestation of GOD. It is the reason for broken homes, broken hearts, broken dreams, persistent poverty, successful satanic attacks, and incurable diseases.
It is the reason for all perils in life.
For instance, it is lack of the wisdom of the just that will make a man leave his wife and go after other women or a woman leave her husband and go after another man and bring so much trouble to their families.
I came to realize that some of the people who do that are not really bad. I know very good people who are pushed into doing very bad things just because they do not have the wisdom of the just. They have good hearts but wrong heads when it comes to the romantic part of their lives.
THE BIBLE MADE IT CLEAR THAT ADULTERY IS A SIGN OF FOOLISHNESS, BECAUSE IT WILL ALWAYS RESULT IN SELF-INFLICTED WOUNDS SPIRITUALLY OR PHYSICALLY.
It is lack of the wisdom of the just that get people involved in self-destructive things like sexual infidelity, stealing, corruption, not accepting Christ as LORD and savior, clubbing, drunkenness, prodigal living, insubordination, rebellion, betrayal, wickedness, stinginess, hate, gossip, taking other people’s wives or husbands, and etc.
The only way to restore permanent peace to a trouble life is to found it on the stone of the wisdom of the just. Anything short will just bring a temporal peace.
Some key highlights in our devotional text today say,
““So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” The other says, “O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days””
If you look at the order, you will realize that until hearts are applied unto the wisdom of the just, God will not satisfy us early with His mercy. To apply your heart unto this wisdom is go through the lives of the just ones who lived before us, see how they walked with God and apply it to our own lives.
Life is full of emotional, spiritual, and physical injuries. Sometimes, wisdom from these just men who lived before us is the only “medication” to use in applying to those injuries. Their lives contain the divine wisdom to use in leading our lives.
For instance, if you have been leading a life of broken marriages; if you get but do not stay married – Deliverance ministers will blame it on a curse in your father’s house or some demons. That is ignorance on fire. Marriage was designed to be initiated, built, and sustained by divine wisdom nothing else.
That means lack of application of divine wisdom is the reason many get and do not stay married not some curses or evil patterns in a household.
Check all the family with record of people getting but not saying married, you will find out that they all lacked divine wisdom that was why it happened, it was not really a curse in the house.
But some will not even agree with the scriptures.
The will still blame curses for what foolishness did and keep giving money to prophets to break what does not really exist, then is why the consequences will remain. Application of divine wisdom to everyday life is the missing ingredient in the life of many.
NOT WHAT PERVERTED PROPHETS MAY BE SAYING!
Sadly, there is so much application of the wisdom of men and other destructive things to the injuries of life. There is even application of foolishness to the injuries of life – the foolishness of heaping blames on others, becoming hateful and malicious, and wanting to exact revenge and etc. Someone will use foolishness to do so much damage to his or her life and then blame it on the devil, or other innocent people.
If we do not make up our minds to apply our hearts unto divine wisdom, the Bible made it clear that the mercy we all need from God will keep eluding us.
God’s Mercy is not as free as many teach. God’s Mercy is conditional. The Bible teaches that if we cover our sins we will not prosper, but if we confess and forsake them God will have mercy. So mercy is conditional. It is conditioned on applying our hearts unto divine wisdom.
We all need God’s mercy. But we will never swim in it living in foolishness. Especially the foolishness of repeatedly living in sinful habits and thinking it does not matter, or the foolishness of repeating our sins and asking God to forgive us all the time. The Bible made it clear that it will destroy us.
Wisdom demands that we ask God in prayer and fasting for the power of grace so we can have dominion over our carnal passions and put them under control. If Jesus while in the flesh needed to fast for the same reason, then we will be stupid not to fast for the same reason.
We must use intensive fasting and prayer to receive dominion over the sinful flesh, and put the sanctified human spirit ahead of the body of sin.
IT IS DANGEROUS TO PUT THE BODY OF SIN AHEAD OF THE SANCTIFIED HUMAN SPIRIT. IT WILL LEAD TO A FRUSTRATION OF THE GRACE OF GOD.
Some of us are living in secrets sins just because of that. We live in the foolishness of repeating our sins and confessing to God, then going back to them again, just because of that. Paul wrote saying,
“But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.” 1 Corinthians 9:27 NKJV
If we do not do the same as end time saints, we will allow the foolishness of putting the body of sin ahead of the Spirit to destroy even our salvation.
As we embrace this day; make this devotional your meditation! You will gain a heart of wisdom if you do.
Any area of your life that is under persistent problems is actually the very area of life you lack divine wisdom. In other words, lack of divine wisdom is the reason for the problems you are may be facing right now, not really the devil. If you become wise, you will neutralize His activities in your life.
Divine wisdom has been certified by Heaven and earth as the most potent weapon of war in the KINGDOM of God. That is why the first answer God gives to our prayers is impartation of divine wisdom. He will first give us the wisdom to apply to our troubles when we ask Him for help, before doing any other things that may be necessary.
Most times it is the application of that wisdom that came to us in prayer that will meet the need that took us to God in prayer not any other move of His. It was in the light of this that He spoke through Jeremiah saying;
‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV
I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among they that are sanctified!
LET THIS SCRIPTURES BE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION;
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.”
“For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” James 1:5-8 NKJV