" That in EVERY THING ye are enriched by HIM, in ALL utterance, and in ALL knowledge." 1 Corinthians 1:5
Lately, I've been thinking about my need to have the LORD JESUS CHRIST dwell richly in me. I find myself lacking often to " put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh." How easily I fall prey to the flesh.
-Pride creeps in,
-and Christ is minimized in my life.
And then I think how perfectly the LORD GOD orchestrated our lives... He perfectly knows us and our tendencies. And how easily we want self glory.
Indeed God knows our tendencies,
"And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth,
and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart
was only evil continually."
And so I think upon my need to glory in the Lord... to glorify the ONE and ONLY TRUE GOD, worthy of ALL praise.
Touching the Almighty, we cannot find Him out:
He is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice:
He will not afflict.
Men do therefore fear Him:
He respecteth not any that are wise of heart.
Job 37, 23, 24
Dominion and fear are with Him...
How good to remember my place before a Holy and Righteous God... and to remember that He alone enriches us with the the right words to speak and fills us with the knowledge of His will when we are humble before Him. For I am reminded that I can do nothing apart from Him.
"... for without me ye can do nothing."
AND in all things, I am to glorify my Father in heaven,
" Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit."
O Righteous Father, help me to fear your name, and flee from self-exaltation. Enlighten my eyes to behold your glory with adoration as you continue your mighty work in me.
May you be encouraged to exalt the Lord on High today.... for in everything we are enriched by Him.