Open Heaven 29 September 2021 MEMORISE: He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; Who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, Nor, sworn deceitfully. Psalm 24:4
READ: Psalm 24:3-6 Open Heaven 29 September 2021
3. Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?
4. He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
5. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6. This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob.
Open Heaven 29 September 2021
Bible In One Year: Proverbs 28-29
MESSAGE: – Open Heaven 29 September 2021 Wednesday Daily Devotional
Walking with God requires living holy because He is holy. Amos 3:3 says “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”
“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.” Genesis 17:1
Our Bible reading for today shows us some fundamental requirements for an acceptable walk with God. The first is clean hands. If your hands are defiled you cannot walk with God. What is it that defiles a person’s hands? Blood money is one. Money belonging to another person or organisation that you took unlawfully is another. Also your hands could be defiled through an illicit premarital or extramarital association. Proverbs 6:27-29 says:
Can a man take fire in his bosom, And his clothes not be burned? Can one go upon hot coals, And his feet not be burned? So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; Whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.
Only a person with a pure heart can effectively and acceptably walk with God. Jeremiah 17:9 says:
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Romans 3:23 says all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. At the same time 1 John 1:7-9 says if we confess our sins God is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
May the Lord deliver you from anything that works against your walk with Him, in Jesus’ name. The act of walking with God is not a call to relate with Him as His equal, but one of total submission to His authority and an absolute commitment to follow Jesus. This was made clear in Luke 9:23 and Philippians 2:12. Determination to serve God in holiness, righteousness, in spirit and truth creates the right foundation for walking with the Lord.
Holiness requires dogged determination. Ask yourself in every situation “What would Jesus do?”
Make up your mind to be holy, and the Lord will help you.
Action Point: – Open Heaven 29 September 2021
Father, please help me walk with You in holiness and righteousness for the rest of my life, in the mighty name of Jesus.
Open Heaven 29 September 2021 Wednesday
HYMN: I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR
1. I need Thee every hour,
Most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like Thine
Can peace afford.
I need Thee, Oh, I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee!
Oh, bless me now, my Saviour,
I come to Thee.
2. I need Thee every hour,
Stay Thou near by;
Temptations lose their power
When Thou art nigh.
3. I need Thee every hour,
In joy or pain;
Come quickly, and abide
Or life is vain.
4. I need Thee every hour,
Teach me Thy will;
And Thy rich promises
In me fulfill.