When was the last time you took the time to pour your wealth of knowledge into someone else’s spirit? Feasting on the Word of God or your higher education and becoming overweight to the degree of gluttony is unacceptable with being a child of God. Are you actively serving in some capacity of ministry?
Persistent prayer produce results that shows actions behind our faith. At a time when all else fails and you know deep down in your spirit change is necessary, don’t stop believing for change to come. Change may not come when you and I want it to, but in God’s timing a change is on the way.
This is a Bible study lesson of Abishai. Abishai (’abhishai, in Ch “abhshai; meaning is doubtful, probably "my father is Jesse," Son of Zeruiah, David”s sister, and one of the three famous brothers. He was chief of the second group of three among David’s "mighty men" (2 Samuel 23:18).
We live in a body that wants to sin; but if we walk and talk in the Spirit deliberate acts of iniquities would be minimum. Not compromising and yielding to the lust of the flesh and walking in spirit is a good witness that when others see you they may be put to shame because you choose not to be influenced by their ungodly and worldly lifestyle.
God is not involved in any sins we commit. He sees and knows about them, but He is not participating in any of them. He allows sin to happen in our lives because hopefully sooner than later we will open our hearts and eyes to want to change and be cleansed from all unrighteousness.
As we spend time in the presence of the Lord exercising and expressing our faith in Him; our actions behind our faith should produce an obedient spirit within us to want to serve him gracefully.
After a brief stop working at the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections some time ago, I noticed we all have something in common. We are all God’s children in spite of the circumstances or sins we grievously commit. God’s arms are stretched and opened wide to all who will have a repentant heart and a change of mind; to turn to Him by faith.