Day 8 – Instruction that leads to wisdom
The Day of Atonement is only 2 days away! This is day 8 of the 10 Days of Awe. If you’ve missed any of installments of this powerful teaching series,
they’re still available for you to review online!
For thousands of years, God’s people have observed this holiest of seasons to examine their hearts, minds, and thoughts — their reasonings and motives
— to consecrate themselves as they prepare to receive from the Lord during the Feast of Tabernacles.
Today, I want to focus on the two-pronged leaven of the Corinthians, which is far too common in our culture.
The first aspect was malice
– a desire to do evil. They boasted when one from among them engaged in sexual immorality that was
“not even known among Gentiles, that a man has his father’s wife.
Paul wrote to them to correct them, shinning a light on their second heart-issue: They wanted to be free to do whatever their own mind dictated.
They were all about personal gratification. They didn’t respond when Paul shared scriptural instructions for their behavior, so he rebuked 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.
Proverbs 4:13 says, “Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.
Today and every day, we must allow the Holy Spirit to illuminate the word of the Lord to us 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 the Lord Almighty plans for you – that you prosper as you seek Him. The Lord Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:33 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 few remaining days of the 10 Days of Awe to spend 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 2 DAYS REMAIN to get your prayer needs to me and to bring your Atonement Offering before the Day of Atonement begins at sundown Tuesday night!
I want to take your needs before the Lord on the Day of Atonement, Wednesday, October 5, as we believe for God to bestow upon you His 7 mighty blessings of Atonement! You
can join us LIVE online at 7pm ET.
Yours for the harvest,
Pastor Rod Parsley