In Psalm 5:6 in the KJV we see a word that also appears in yesterday's Psalm 4:2.
6Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
We are speaking of the word "leasing". This is the Hebrew word, "kazab", which means: falsehood, untruth, lie, a deceptive thing. Yesterday's verse asks how long will men love these lies and deceitful things. Today's verse says that God will not put up with it! How long? That is God's business! The question that we, as born again believers in Jesus of Nazareth, must ask ourselves is: Am I involved in "leasing"? Did you realize that anything we speak that is contrary to God's Word is a falsehood, a lie, an untruth? Speaking words of doubt, fear, unbelief, guilt, worry, hatred, bitterness, envy, jealousy, etc. are all forms of lies and untruth! Remember that we are not to even THINK on these things! (Philippians 4:8). What do we do? REPENT! Change your thinking to agree with God! CONFESS! (1 John 1:9) Receive you forgiveness from the Lord, forgive yourself, move on to think and speak and do the RIGHT things! Aren't you thankful that He has provided such a Covenant for us to live in? Thank You, Jesus!
Matthew 5 contains what is called "The Sermon on the Mount". We were able to see approximately where Jesus was when He gave this message on our recent trip to Israel! It makes the Word so much more REAL to be able to think back on those things when I'm reading the Word! I especially like verses 11-12:
11Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of your outward conditions) are you when people revile you and persecute you and say all kinds of evil things against you falsely on My account. 12Be glad and supremely joyful, for your reward in heaven is great (strong and intense), for in this same way people persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Have you ever been persecuted by people for what you believe from the Word of God? Well then, REJOICE! What a great reward we have waiting for us in Heaven, and what GREAT company we are in, because they treated Jesus that same way!
Remember also that you ARE salt and you ARE light in the world! You just have to get out there where your bright and salty self can affect the people around you! You and I are not supposed to be trying to MAKE the light, we ARE the Light! Stop hiding who you are and let that Light of God's presence inside of you shine! That's' what He is waiting for us to do! He'll do the rest! AMEN!
In 2 Chronicles 4-5 we see more of the Temple being built by Solomon. There was such attention to detail in every aspect of building the Temple! We were able to witness that same passion and attention to detail when we visited the Temple Institute in Jerusalem! Every thing needed to furnish the 3rd Temple, when it is finally built, is already in place! I love it! I especially like 2 Chronicles 5:13-14:
13And when the trumpeters and singers were joined in unison, making one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and other instruments for song and praised the Lord, saying, For He is good, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever, then the house of the Lord was filled with a cloud, 14So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.
Remember that the Lord said that the glory of this later house would be greater than the former? Haggai 2:7-9:
7And I will shake all nations and the desire and the precious things of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with splendor, says the Lord of hosts 8The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine, says the Lord of hosts. 9The latter glory of this house [with its successor, to which Jesus came] shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts; and in this place will I give peace and prosperity, says the Lord of hosts.
That's US! We are the carriers of God's glory here on Earth! Spend time in His presence getting to know Him and allow the glory of the Lord to flow through you to other people! God will get the glory and you and I will be so blessed!
Shalom in Him!