MAY 28 – Proverbs 28 and Luke 12:58-59By: Darrelyn L. Tutt
“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.”Proverbs 28:13andThe Judge and the Man“For as thou art going with thine adversary before the magistrate, on the way give diligence to be quit of him; lest haply he drag thee unto the judge, and the judge shall deliver thee to the officer, and the officer shall cast thee into prison. I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou have paid the very last mite.”Luke 12:58-59------Illustration with 28 – Place one stick man on the top of the #2 and one stick man on the base of the two (representing 2 men on their way to one another.) Turn the #8 sideways and create a pair of eyes (Judge’s eyes) watching the two men. This illustration deals with tending to the issues of the soul while there is yet time. Be not overly preoccupied with the thoughts of man ... but take care that your soul is in proper condition with Christ, for the time of accounting draws near.-----Men are consumed with petty earthly matters and leave off the greater matters which involve the soul. Our concern over the perception of man is too great a preoccupation and prevents the soul from doing business with the proprietor of it.Surely when we get to heaven, a great many of us will look about and realize that we would have been far greater off to have taken a “certain” heat from men in a given situation, than twist about on the day of judgement and feel an impending doom far worse awaiting.“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”Matthew 10:28-----We are foolishly employed with the wrong subjects in a temporal time frame.To see with an eternal vision, we must engage in the matters which take us there:Chiefly … the word of God and constant communion with Him.The Spirit of God must be given voice throughout our day as to what needs to be settled “within” and then we need to adjust ourselves accordingly, humble ourselves knowingly, and expose ourselves willingly to the Lord.Secret sins ought to have no place in the Christian’s life; they are sordid, destructive satanic snares which rob the soul of any hope of spiritual growth and vitality.Settle things now urges the Christ in this day’s parable.Confess and forsake all matters of sin this very moment … that you may be mobilized and cheered by the grace and mercy which will quickly attend you.Once the books are opened in eternity, man will be of no consequence to your case, nor will he be of any power to wield aid in your defense once you are admitted into the Judge's chamber.Deal with your adversary on the road,and tend to the matters of this earth while you yet walk upon it.The sovereign and merciful Judge is surveying your case.-----THREE SUGGESTIONS1) What weighty matters of the soul are you postponing because of your fear of man?Take the plunge and let be what will be … and honor Christ before men.*The roles will reverse and He will turn and honor you.2) What individuals are robbing you of spiritual and mental energy?Find a scripture to record around “difficult” individuals and place them in the able hands and mind of God. They are safe there … and so are you.3) Record a private “sin” matter that needs taking care of and humble yourself before another by addressing it and working it through.*Do whatever you need to do to keep matters right with God.
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