11/15/19 I have made a covenant with my eyes.

Job 31:1,5-8
I have made a covenant with my eyes. If I have walked with falsehood, or if my foot has hastened to deceit, let me be weighed on honest scales, that God may know my integrity . If my step has turned from the way, or my heart walked after my eyes, or if any spot adheres to my hands, Then let me sow, and another eat. Yes, let my harvest be rooted out.

Job describes the way he conducted himself in his life, (with integrity). He had made a covenant with his eyes. The eyes are sometimes called the window to the soul. Not looking at things that would cause him to sin, kept him in his righteous walk with the Lord. He describes the fact that he has not cheated anyone and asks that his actions toward his fellow man be “weighed” against the standards of righteousness. God knew of his integrity and righteous walk with Him. How many people of today’s world are known by or want to be known by their integrity? There are many things we can be known for but to be known for righteousness and honesty and integrity are by far the most important. People who aren’t may be successful for the moment but don’t have the peace of those who are. And in the long run will end up crashing and burning.

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11/14/19 He is seated in the place of honor next to God . .

What could be more exciting to hear??? Christ is in heaven and is seated in the place of honor next to God. All the angels, authorities and powers accept His authority. And He is interceding for us to God, His Father! And He is waiting for us to come home to heaven!!!! Precious Abba, in my minds eye I can see Your beloved Son waiting for us, seated next to You. What a picture – one that will forever be seen by us when we join You. I praise You and bless Your holy Name!!!

1 Peter 3:22
Now Christ has gone to heaven. He is seated in the place of honor next to God, and all the angels and authorities and powers accept His authority.

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11/13/19 . . . . to give sight to the blind . . .

How good is our eyesight? Not our physical eyesight but our spiritual eyesight. Can we rightly discern His Word and not only follow it in our lives but share it with others? So many times we think we may be doing something right but it may be something completely against what God would have us to do. Have spiritual eyesight and read His Word. Get to know it well enough and keep it in our hearts and heads and when problems and trials come along we will know which path is the path to righteousness and not stray from it. Do I always do the right thing? Nope but I know enough of what is required of me to hopefully make the right decision and do the right thing.

John 9:39
Then Jesus told him, “I entered this world to render judgment—to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.”

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11/12/19 . . . . . renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Psalm 51:10
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

This psalm was written by King David in a very dark time of his life. King David is often described as a ‘man after God’s own heart’. However we are all born sinners, King David included. Because of that we are normally more inclined to want to please ourselves rather than God. We need to confess our sinfulness to God and ask Him to ‘wallpaper our minds’ with new thoughts and to give us a ‘mind, heart, and soul transplant’. When we pray like this to God and surrender ourselves to Him we need to be open and ready for Him to do just that. And to renew our integrity and uprightness, which can come only when our heart is right with God.

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