Let’s continue with Ephesians 5 to help us understand what the will of the Lord is. Verses 18-19 says, “…be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.”
Jude verses 20-21 gives us a path of righteousness to follow. They say, “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.”
Righteous thoughts keep us on His path of righteousness. Psalm 85:13 says, “Righteousness will go before Him, and shall make His footsteps our pathway.”
Betrayer thoughts will suppress the truth. They will block His truth from leading us. Romans 1:18 says, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who SUPPRESS the truth in unrighteousness.”
Yesterday was a challenge to keep my thoughts righteous. Betrayer thoughts of complaint rose up from hiding. Psalm 144:14-15 says, “…that there be no outcry in our streets. Happy are the people who are in such a state; happy are the people whose God is the Lord.”
We are created to endure. That is the will of God. Hebrews 10:36 says, “For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.” Verse 38 says that the just shall live by faith. It is time to stand in truth which will never be altered or shaken. Ephesians 6:13 says that when we have done all we can to stand, then keep on standing!
Our faith will always be tested. The enemy seeks to undermine it through planting his lies. The Lord uses our trials to purify our faith by exposing the hidden lies. Be aware of betrayer thoughts of doubt, fear, and unbelief. They are landmines. Titus 3:2 is another way to quell any betrayer thoughts. It says, “To speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.”