September 26, 2017
READ: Matthew 7:1-5
...for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
When you read your Bible, it will deliver you from delusions and deceptions about whom you are (Isaiah 6:5). It will show you what you are to do to please the Lord (James 1:22).
As we correct people and see other people's faults all the time, may God help us to see our own failings. May we see ourselves the way God sees us. Do not be impressed by what people say to you. Do not receive the flattery of men. What is highly esteemed in the sight of men is often an abomination in the sight of God.
God shows Himself to you every time you read the Bible. When Isaiah saw the Lord, he had no deceptions about what he was. Pray that God will reveal Himself to you as you read the Bible everyday. Many church members would not be as proud, arrogant and presumptuous as they are if they knew what they looked like before God. Many Christians would not accuse their leaders if they had just a glimpse of what they were really like in the sight of God.
The Word of God is a mirror. It will show us the real picture and will reveal the truth to us every time we read it.
We are so subject to delusions and deceptions that we need a regular input of the Word of God in our lives. I cannot overemphasize the need for regularity for the ministration of the Word in our lives. Only a daily reading of the Bible can give you the regular input that is needed for a constant deliverance from deception.