Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Shining Midday Sun

Verse for Today: Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Psalms 37:6 - He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.

The world has a way to undermine the righteousness of God's people by using worthless arguments and cunning distortions. They go to any extent to discredit the children of God because they are at war with any one who stands for God. In situations of contentions, they purposely try to deny justice to God's children and go the extent of persecuting them without a cause. These schemers get a false sense of satisfaction and happiness from it all. We can see such events repeated throughout Biblical history. In their heart of hearts, these evil doers know that justice and righteousness are with God's children, but they try to close their eyes to truth and honesty. Psalmist David suffered persecution of this sort in his life before and after he became king of Israel. But he had the consolation that the Lord understood him and that his righteousness will shine one day for all to see when the Lord would remove the curtains which the enemy is using to discredit him. David was confident that the Lord would cause him to have justice and that his righteousness and justice will shine so brightly like the noonday sun for all to see. It is our confidence in the Lord that when He sends sunshine on us, there won't be any darkness around us and the whole world will see our transparency and integrity. The enemy did the same to the Lord Jesus when all that He taught and did were distorted through false witnesses. Even the people who ate the bread He multiplied shouted for His crucifixion. But on the resurrection day, they were all shocked to see His glorified appearance and His subsequent following of thousands which has swelled to millions in a short span of years.

Dear friend, are you feeling weary that your cause has been distorted and gossiped about? Is your heart heavy because you have been purposely misrepresented and misinterpreted by the enemy? You are probably shocked that even your close associates joined hands to spread falsehood about you? Today the Spirit of God wants to tell you not to be surprised because this was what they did to all the prophets and the disciples of Jesus. There is a whole procession of martyrs who experienced death which was purposely and falsely imposed upon them. Remember the Lord Jesus Christ who suffered similar and vastly intense distortions and falsehood. But we have a blessed hope that one of these days our Lord will testify about us before the angels in the presence of our Heavenly Father. At that time, our testimony and work will be bright like midday sun. As we await that beautiful occasion, let us today tell our Lord about the sad manipulations of the enemy about us and our situations. He knows all about it and will comfort us by reminding us about His own experience in the hands of the enemy while on earth. He has promised that at the right time and in the right place, He will straighten out our records and declare our credibility to the praise of His name! Today we might be misunderstood by a lot of people. Even our close friends might not believe us and might hearken to the lies spread around by the enemy. But we can rest assured that the Spirit of God will never spread lies about us. Let us comfort ourselves with the promises that we have in His Word that one of these days, the tables will turn and those who spread falsehood about us will have to give answers to the Lord for all that they have done to hurt our cause. He will remove the dark curtains of falsehood and distortions from around us. Our righteousness and justice will become visible because we are clothed with the righteousness of Jesus Christ. The enemy and his agents will then be embarrassed like the friends of Job, but we will be exonerated like Job for the praise of His name.

Psalms 103:6 - The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.

Thought for Today
In the brightness of the Son of Righteousness, our credibility will be crystal clear without the shadow of a doubt.

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