24 For riches are not forever, nor does a crown endure to all generations.,
Today’s Inspiration: Proverbs 27:24 For riches are not forever nor does a crown endure to all generations. How true this statement is! We are always not aware of the’little foxes’ that spoil the vine. Songs 2:15. Many a time we overlook the little things that do more harm than good. The people you think you could depend on did not turn out to your expectation.
This is why Jesus keeps teaching His disciples on the importance of the attitudes of the heart. When the attitudes are wrong, they endanger us. The Bible speaks much of our character that is measured by what comes out of our daily conversation. Jesus taught us that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. By our words, we will be justified and by our words, we will be condemned. We are accountable to God on the day of judgement for every idle word we speak Matthew 12:35-37.
Just as a tree is determined by the fruit they produce, a man’s character is determined by the fruit of his or her spirit. Whether we have good fruit of the spirit or not is measured by our abiding relationship with God. John 15:4, 7. Unless we abide in the love of our Father, and He in us, we cannot bear much fruit for without God who is love, we can do nothing. John 15:5. If we keep His commandments, ( loving Him first then love one another), we abide in His love. Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God. 1 John 4:7-8. We are of God. He who hears us knows God. He who is not of God does not hear us. This is the measure of our discernment of a person. God is truth. Those not of God is in error. V6.
So as God’s little children, we need to abide in His love so that we will always be overcomers because if we are of God and abide in His love, He is greater and stronger in us than our external strength. Hence you can be overcomers if you have inner strength. With inner strength comes greater faith and trust in God that credit you righteous with abundant Life. John 10:10. The victory that overcomes the world of sickness, lack, chaos and confusion is our faith. Hence we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us from the inside. Philippians 4:13.
With His perfect love in us, we conquer fear and tormenting spirits. V18. If we say we love God, we must love one another v21.
Abraham was considered God’s friend because he obeyed everything God commanded him to do. Jesus also told His disciples that they are His friend if they do whatever He commanded them to do. John 15:14. When we have God, we have love and With Love He imparts us joy to the fullest. V11. With love and joy comes peace then all the other fruit. Our destiny is in God and God is love. So our destiny is love. Love destiny is what we need to pursue for everlasting life. Love looks simple but it’s the most difficult to attain. We are surrounded by external forces of the flesh and the enemy who always brings us back to the past that hinders our pursuit of love that leads us to our destiny. This is why the world is in chaos today because they pursue riches more than the love of God..
May God awaken us to put total submission to Him without covetousness which God classified as idolatry to conquer the wickedness and confusion in this world. Oppression and sickness can only be conquered by Love. When love is there, the enemy which is the little foxes we cannot see, cannot destroy our vine. It’s the distortion of truth by the devil which appears truth that destroys us. Therefore let’s draw closer to God’s heart so that we will be protected from the tormentors. James 4:8. God be praised!