Day 8 – A life of wisdom
For thousands of years, God’s people have observed this holiest of seasons to examine their hearts, minds, and thoughts. They knew it was crucial to consecrate themselves as they prepare to receive from the Lord during the Feast of Tabernacles and the Day of Atonement – only a few short days away!
As I sought the Lord in preparation of this prophetic season, the Holy Spirit impressed upon me the importance of conviction and holiness for what He’s about to do in and through His people.
We’ve discussed the leaven of the Pharisees, the leaven of Herod, and the leaven of the Sadducees. Today, we’re going to discuss the two-pronged leaven of the Corinthians, which is far too common in our culture.
There was trouble in paradise: they had a desire to do evil. One from among them engaged in sexual immorality that was “not even known among Gentiles, that a man has his father’s wife
” — and bragged
Paul wrote to correct them, shining a light on a second heart-issue: They wanted self to be Lord, instead of Christ, so they would be free to do whatever their own mind dictated. Holiness in Corinth was sacrificed on the altar of personal gratification.
They didn’t feel like it
when Paul admonished them scripturally for their behavior, so he responded to their rejection of his spiritual and apostolic authority by reminding them that they needed godly men as their leaders … that no one can properly lead without the wisdom of God.
“Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.” — Proverbs 4:13
Allow the Holy Spirit to illuminate the word of the Lord to you today and everyday as we prepare ourselves for the blessings of the Atonement. Ask Him to lead you into His wisdom by His truth. His Word is truth.
The first chapter of Psalms declares:
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season; its leaf will not wither, and whatever he does will prosper.”
That is what God our Heavenly Father plans for you – that you prosper as you seek Him. Godly wisdom will turn the tables on trouble every time!
The Lord Jesus tells us to “seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Take some time today and over the next several days with your family, your loved ones – or alone until you’re not alone anymore – to seek the Lord. Allow Him to speak to you through His word. Obey His command – His instruction – to celebrate the feast to prepare your heart and your family for everything He’s about to do in this prophetic season!
ONLY ONE MORE DAY REMAINS to get your prayer needs to me and to bring your Atonement Offering before the Day of Atonement begins at sundown Wednesday night
as He commands in Deuteronomy 16:16. Your seed-faith gift will help keep this vital voice for the Gospel strong.
I’m going to lift up your needs before the Lord on the Day of Atonement, Thursday, September 16 as we believe for God to bestow upon you His 7 mighty blessings of Atonement! You can join us on Facebook Live, YouTube Live and RODPARSLEY.TV or the Rod Parsley Mobile app at 7pm Eastern.