When the season for planting is upon us, the time to plant seeds is when we make time to plant seeds. And when it comes to planting God’s seeds in the soil of eternity, the only certain time that we have is now. Yet, because we are fallible human beings with limited vision and misplaced priorities, we may be tempted to delay.
Read: Psalm 119:147
In the present times, our life is surrounded by too many activities that we need to execute. Even if we are busy, do we get time to begin our day by seeking and being in God’s Word? Do we spend our time asking Him for wisdom to lead us during the day? David specifically prayed to God in the mornings. Ps. 5:3 says, “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” Even when David was busy fighting against the Philistines or as a king ruling over Israel, he still had time to be in God’s presence. Abraham arose early in the morning and worshipped God (Gen. 19:27). Jesus set an example of rising early in the morning to pray to His Heavenly Father, after the previous night’s busy ministry work of healing and delivering the sick, the blind and the demon-possessed (Mark 1:35).
Read: James 1:21-25
A Christian teacher often said that his goal in studying the Bible is always personal application. That needs to be appreciated because of his emphasis on putting learning into practice. It is too easy for those of us who study, discuss, teach, and write about the Bible to take a merely intellectual approach to God’s Word.
Read: Psalm 3:2-6
When we call unto God, He listens and answers our prayer. When David was surrounded by enemies, God protected him. David prayed, “But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the Lord with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill” (Ps. 3:3-4).
Read: Matthew 20:27-28
Have you wondered why God didn’t try to save us without having His only Son, Jesus die the brutal death of crucifixion? The Lord could do anything, isn’t it? Yes, He can do anything, but He can’t violate His holy character. He is absolutely holy. Rom. 3:23 says that “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”