Hidden by God from the Hard Words of People

Hidden in God from the hard words of people
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Ps 31: 19 ¶ Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!
20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

You know, I have discovered over the years, that being sold out for Jesus, keeps us out of a world of pain. As we spend time with Him in prayer, in reading His Word, and in doing wonderful things for His kingdom, since we can’t be two places at once, we automatically avoid a lot of hard places in life. People who are doing wrong things, in wrong places, cannot harm us, if we are not with them.

Kind of simple, but this verse in today’s reading, goes much deeper than that. Seems people have a great ideas about what they think we ought to be doing: problem is these ideas are their ideas, not necessarily God’s.

When we get into the word of God, and over in the Holy Spirit, we enter into the higher ways of life, the ways of the Spirit of God, kingdom authority and leadership.

These ways are usually contrary to the minds of man, in fact, they are foolishness to them:

1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Yet, as we authentically walk with Jesus, we find: 1Co 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

In this world, we have challenges, tests, troubles, Jesus promised it would be so.

1 Cor 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Jesus is still the way, and the waymaker. There is always a way of escape.

Let’s pray:
“Father, I thank you for your Word, and for surrounding me with favor as with a shield, with songs of your deliverance. I thank you that you have given your angels charge over me to keep me in all of my ways. I thank you that your angels encamp about me and deliver me. I thank you Jesus that you are my way, and my waymaker, making a way for me, where there seems to be no way. I thank you for performing this very word for me, for delivering me from the pride of man and the strife of tongues! You are so good to me Father, I thank you for your love, power, and grace towards me, all because of you Lord Jesus. I love you God, thank you for hearing and answering! Amen’

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War and Peace…

War and Peace
'War and Peace
Matt 23:11  But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
Pr 13:10  Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
Only with pride, comes contention. Hm, ever thought about that? How humility and servanthood disarms strife and pride? Kinda hard to fight with a guy that is determined to love and help you, the best he can. 
Pr 29:23  A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
Honour shall uphold? Yep, God is honourable, and God Himself will uphold the humble man. 
I remember my pastor saying, some years ago, “Chris, if you consistently humble yourself before God, God will never have to humble you before men!” 
This has stuck with me all these years.
Pride is the only disease that makes everyone sick but the one who has it. 
Source Unknown.

Let’s pray:
‘Father, you see my enemies, those that persecute, or cause me problems in this life. I am endeavouring to love them and to overcome their evil with good. Show me how to pray, and give me wisdom on any acts of humility I might perform that will disarm them, with your love, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’'
Matt 23:11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

Pr 13:10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Only with pride, comes contention. Hm, ever thought about that?

How humility and servanthood disarms strife and pride?

Kinda hard to fight with a guy that is determined to love and help you, the best he can.

Pr 29:23 A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
Honour shall uphold?
'War and Peace
Matt 23:11  But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
Pr 13:10  Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
Only with pride, comes contention. Hm, ever thought about that? How humility and servanthood disarms strife and pride? Kinda hard to fight with a guy that is determined to love and help you, the best he can. 
Pr 29:23  A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
Honour shall uphold? Yep, God is honourable, and God Himself will uphold the humble man. 
I remember my pastor saying, some years ago, “Chris, if you consistently humble yourself before God, God will never have to humble you before men!” 
This has stuck with me all these years.
Pride is the only disease that makes everyone sick but the one who has it. 
Source Unknown.

Let’s pray:
‘Father, you see my enemies, those that persecute, or cause me problems in this life. I am endeavouring to love them and to overcome their evil with good. Show me how to pray, and give me wisdom on any acts of humility I might perform that will disarm them, with your love, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’'

Yep, God is honourable, and God Himself will uphold the humble man.

I remember my pastor saying, some years ago, “Chris, if you consistently humble yourself before God, God will never have to humble you before men!”

This has stuck with me all these years.

Pride is the only disease that makes everyone sick but the one who has it.
Source Unknown.

I need God’s help daily, in the complexity of the world in which I live. Only way to get it consistantly, is to remain humble, consistantly, teachable, and willing to learn.

James 4:6 (AKJV)

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Let’s pray:
‘Father, you see my enemies, those that persecute, or cause me problems in this life. I am endeavouring to love them and to overcome their evil with good. Show me how to pray, and give me wisdom on any acts of humility I might perform that will disarm them, with your love, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’

'War and Peace
Matt 23:11  But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
Pr 13:10  Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
Only with pride, comes contention. Hm, ever thought about that? How humility and servanthood disarms strife and pride? Kinda hard to fight with a guy that is determined to love and help you, the best he can. 
Pr 29:23  A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
Honour shall uphold? Yep, God is honourable, and God Himself will uphold the humble man. 
I remember my pastor saying, some years ago, “Chris, if you consistently humble yourself before God, God will never have to humble you before men!” 
This has stuck with me all these years.
Pride is the only disease that makes everyone sick but the one who has it. 
Source Unknown.

Let’s pray:
‘Father, you see my enemies, those that persecute, or cause me problems in this life. I am endeavouring to love them and to overcome their evil with good. Show me how to pray, and give me wisdom on any acts of humility I might perform that will disarm them, with your love, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’'

Strife opens the Door to Demons…

Arguing, bickering, and strife opens the door of your home to demons.

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James 3:4 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
If you want peace in your home, refuse to allow arguing, harsh words, bickering.
I heard of a minister with several hundred employees, that on the job application for employment, he insists ministry employees tithe at their local church, and understand that strife will terminate their employment, instantly.
I will not allow my children to argue and fight, and on one occasion, when they refused to stop, I put them on the front porch and told them they could not come back into the house until they stopped arguing and worked out differences.
In the realm of the spirit, strife opens the door to devils and every evil work. The kingdom of God, is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. If you want the kingdom of peace in your home, refuse to allow strife under your roof. Its all flesh, and pride anyway, for it is written:Proverbs 13:10

Only by pride cometh contention..
We are servants of Jesus, humble…
Let’s pray:
‘Father, bring Your kingdom in peace today to my home, and my heart. Do not allow me to enter into bickering, arguing, or strife, no matter what people do, in Your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen.’