Friday, June 12 2009
Key Verse: Isaiah 58:13 “If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour Him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:”
1. Do What God Does
V13 “... not doing thine own ways, ...”
It is very easy to do our own ways. Whatever we feel like doing we just do. However, in order to honour God, we must do what God commands us to do.
2 Corinthians 5:20 “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, ..."
Just like the ambassadors of Singapore to the United Sates will only do or speak to the American government according to the views and policies of the Singapore government, the ambassadors for God will only do or speak according to the commandments of God.
2. Seek What God Delights
V13 “... nor finding thine own pleasure, …”
All of us enjoy the pleasures of life. However, some of the pleasures of life are dishonorable to God. One of the common pleasures of most young people is go to the pub to dance, drink, smoke and chill their Saturday night away just before the Lord’s Day on Sunday.
Do you know you dishonor God when you miss church the next day? Do you know you dishonor God by not taking care of your health and your testimony when you find your own pleasure? Let us seek what God delights and His delight is when we seek Him and His righteousness first!
Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
3. Speak What God Says
V13 “... nor speaking thine own words:”
It is very easy to speak what comes into your minds. However, as ambassadors of Christ, we must be careful of what we say as we are God’s representatives.
1 Samuel 2:30 “... but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.”
Action of the Week
Honour God by praying and asking Him for His directions in all your decisions be they big or small.