“Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.” (Psalms 119:136)
Yesterday we saw how confession brings about zeal and a desire for God to shine on us, but it also brings a clearer look at how awful our sin is compared to God’s holiness.
Our church movement as Independent Fundamental Baptists is hollowed out at the core because we have allowed our vision to be flawed by a superfluous attitude of self righteousness. This self perceived holiness causes us to observe and judge one another vehemently FIRST, before holding our own selves against the True Standard of God’s Holiness. If we would look at THAT first, we would be so burdened for our own inability to live right, we would weep at the thought of all who disobey God’s Word, including ourselves. We would have the attitude of Isaiah:
“Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.” (Isaiah 6:5)
Somewhere along the way we have adopted a line of thought that sees separation and isolation as holiness or the achievement of holiness. When, in fact, tears for our state of being may very well be the first true sign we are headed in the right direction. Holiness doesn’t tout in pride, it weeps in humility.
“And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” (Ephesians 4:23-24)
During your prayer time today, ask God to show you how you are erring against His Law. Then ask Him to live through you that you might serve Him the way He wants you to. Be ready to feel your heart become overwhelmed with a love for your fellow man, not a hatred. Be prepared to weep.
Oh that we as a whole Christian body would weep for our state of being. Revival can’t happen until we are dead to ourselves and ready to be resuscitated by His Spirit and Word.
Until Next Time, Lord willing,