Trust in Your Word

In a recent lesson at our church on Sunday, 1Peter was being studeind and discussed. One thing that had been pointed out was that Pete had exhorted us from a a quote out f the book of Leviticus…to “be ye holy for I AM Holy, saith the Lord.” Peter goes on to admonish us to abstain from worldly lusts and the pride of life and the sin that so easily besets us so that when we are before the people they will see our godly conduct and praise our Father in Heaven.

In Psalm 119:74, it gives, in a way confirmation to what Peter is saying; “they that fear Thee will be glad when they see me, because
they see I have trusted in Your Word.” That is kind of what Gary & Sara both were saying about our conduct before the people of this
age. Then, in Ps. 119:109, there is another witness to what Peter says about living so that when people see how your life is before
them, not giving into lusts and greed and narcissistic ways, so then they will praise the Heavenly Father. It says, “my soul is
continually in my hand.”

Now there are several interpretations of this Scripture, but for the literal value of it, it speaks to me and
tells me, ‘I am in command of how I conduct my life before the world and before God. Not, ‘the devil made me do it’….altho he will try but
he can’t MAKE us do anything we don’t want to or are NOT WILLING to do. It is in MY HAND!

In a great way God has given us the authority to walk all over the enemy of our soul because Peter says that we are chosen generation, a
royal priesthood, a holy nation….a peculiar people that WE SHOULD SHOW FORTH THE PRAISES OF HIM Who has called us out of
darkness….those of us who sit in dim pews….into HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT!

7 thoughts on “Trust in Your Word

  1. “….they will see our godly conduct and praise our Father in Heaven.” Conduct: a mode or standard of personal behavior especially as based on moral principles. This part of the verse from above took me back to read again Sara’s blog Study with Sara-Be Wise with-your-Wisdom. James 3:13 tells us there are two kinds of wisdom related to conduct. “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.” This wisdom shows by our conduct that we are pure, peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.” (Vs 17). However James also speaks of another kind of wisdom that results in a conduct that is not a Light to those around us. “But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above but is earthly, sensual, demonic(vs. 14, 15). This wisdom results in a conduct that is evil (vs 16). So we do, as MG said above, have a choice as to what type of conduct we exhibit. I have heard it said that our lives are an open book for all to read. What are they reading in us? II Cor 3: 2 reminds us we are an epistle (formal or elegant letter) read by all men.

  2. Would a person know that they had “narcissistic ways? ” And, if so what would they do about it?

    narcissism …noun excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one’s physical appearance. • Psychology extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one’s own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type. See note at egotism . • Psychoanalysis self-centeredness arising from failure to distinguish the self from external objects, either in very young babies or as a feature of mental disorder.

  3. I’m thinking of a song…..”Hide it under a bush oh no! I’m gona let it shine, Hide it under a bush, oh no! I’m gona let it shine, let it shine, let
    it shine, let it shine!”

    “This little light of mine”

  4. Sara asks if one could distinguish one’s own narcissism.
    My conjecture is that, “yes” one may recognize in certain instances their narcissistic tendencies but without spiritual help, it is almost impossible to control. Narcissism is so ingrained in one’s being that it’s like one’s life blood. It reminds me of a true story of a person, quite a while back who, after a great deliverance from a tormenting demon of many years, suddenly felt empty and disoriented, and felt a great loss of that “PERSONALITY” that person thought he/she had developed over those many years. They sought it back. That’s how obsessive & possessive narcissism is.
    Sara’s definitions tell us that narcissism is an obsession with one’s SELF to the exclusion of most other things that do not involve or bring importance or recognition to the SELF…puffed up; preoccupied with SELF; my new dress is who I am. My hairdo, my car, my diamond ring, my singing ability, my athletic ability.
    What can we do about it? With man it is impossible, but with GOD all things are possible. We have to want it and we have pay the price of releasing it through deliverance by prayers and the Word of GOD.

  5. I agree with Sara, Tammy and Rena. Be Good, Do Good, and Be Happy and let your light shine through.

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