Saturday 8 April 2017

Choose Life (Part Twenty Three)

Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” (John 5:5-6, NKJV)
We continue this week with the story of the sick man healed at the Pool of Bethesda. [John 5:1-15].

The more one meditates on the word “presume,” the more one sees it running through life and scripture. Several words closely associated include “pride, sin, leaven, bloat, exaggerate and assume.” There is no presumption in God. In Him, there is no bloating. He is perfect. He is holy. He is true. He is our rock, our fortress, and our very sure foundation. [Deuteronomy 32:4; 1 Samuel 2:2; Isaiah 26:4, 44:8; Psalm 18:2, 31:3, 62:6-7, 91:2]
The first entry of presumption into creation came when the devil bloated. The scripture reads, 
“You were blameless [perfect, whole, solid, holy, sure] in all you did from the day you were created until the day evil [swelling, bloating, leaven, pride, sin, unrighteousness, imperfection, corruption, wickedness] was found in you.” (Ezekiel 28:15, NLT – emphasis, mine)
What is your own story? What foundation are you living your life based on? Are you presuming or standing on the firm foundation of the Word? Are you pressing into God? Are you pressing to know? Are you rightly dividing His word? Are you pressing to be all that is written in the book concerning you? Are you choosing life? Or, are you becoming bloated, seeking your own agenda?

The ball is in your court. How are you playing?

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