Hidden in God from the hard words of people
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.
“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’