Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Monday, January 27, 2020

Theme: MEEKNESS IN GOD’S SERVICE

Text; The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.” – Psalm 147:6.

Comment: Meekness is a virtue that is looked down upon and ridiculed in the eyes of men especially in these last days where wickedness and wrong doing, which are fruits of pride, are elevated and celebrated. This willingness to live a life controlled by the word of God does not go unrewarded by Him. (Psalm 22:6) Meekness makes people to be faithful to God even in the face of poverty, of want, sickness, trials, oppression, and so on.

Joseph was a young man to whom it was revealed early in life that he would be great and that his parents and brothers will bow before him. He was sold into slavery by his brothers. In Portiphar’s house, he was  falsely accused of rape after he refused to have carnal knowledge of Portiphar’s wife because he didn’t want to sin and do such a wicked thing before God and man. He was imprisoned. In all his travails, the Bible account says that God was with him and made him to prosper. (Genesis 39:2,21) Because he had the gift of interpreting dreams, he was called to interpret the dream of Pharaoh, after  which he was elevated and made next to Pharaoh himself. – Genesis chapters 40 and 41.

No human efforts or devices can prevent one from getting what God has appointed for one. “The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.” – Psalm 147:6.