God`s Goodness and Human Wickedness
The righteous` heart must vigil and fear God
By: Bishop Jorge Pinheiro
Article by: Victor Correa
In the psalm 36, we have in the title two distinct things, God`s Goodness and human wickedness. In impious` thought, there`s a voice saying to transgress God`s law, a voice that comes from devil, evil that disturbs your life. As they are spirits, they come closer mainly to those who are away from God. In order to approach those who are closer to God, for devil, it`s more difficult; they can`t reach or influence who are with the Lord, But devil tries anyhow to blow malignant thoughts and evil suggestions. Satan got to incite David, God`s man, to institute the sense, for example, something bad that caused curse and plague over Israel, which killed many people.
Devil suggests many things, you and I don`t have to hear him. The perverse is perverse because the voice of transgression is in his heart, without fearing God when they have evil attitude. He does evil things and never thinks about consequences; never thinks about God; never minds his neighbors. The one who is faithful in God, thinks and fears God, therefore, never does evil things.
When you do other people harm, devil suggests no one will get to know about it, and you can do it because everything will be fine. Everything that starts wrongly ends wrongly too. The person who receives compliments for wrong doing and really believes in his success will be ashamed, will lead under problems, with shame. What we see on our days is the belittlement of sins. People regard prostitution and alcoholic drinks as being ordinary behavior as if lying and sinning are ordinary things. One of devil`s tricks is “Brazilian way” when people try to solve problems out of the law, hidden from others. Church, never give in. Imagine your life is a boat and the sin is a hole. Every hole you have in the boat, closer you get to shipwreck. The holes in your boat are sins, lies, mistakes, gossips, robberies, and all of the evil attitudes. When the impious lies down, he comes up with evil thoughts and ways of transgressing, breaking the rules, and harming people, and revenging against those who harmed him. When devil sees this, he starts working on this person`s mind in order to make him do harm every time. When you find out that someone is a bad person, get away from him because you will be exposed to the same evil condition. When we dirty our clothes, we wash them to get rid of spots and become purified. However, there are people who don`t want to get rid of them, in other words, rid of evil condition, they have spots in their clothes, but they pretend nothing happened. On the other hand, God is good and His goodness achieves all of yours. He will never leave you alone when storms come. He never abandons you. He is loyal and emphasizes that. The One Who preserves our lives is God. Our lives are in His hands. He can take our lives from us whenever He wishes to do so and we can`t avoid it. Those days we have lived are not good, thus, we have to be prudent. Although the days are not good, our lives are in God`s hands, so, it`s worthy pleasing God. Many people try pleasing their bosses for much less. The benefits from bosses are temporary, but those from God are everlasting, so it`s worthy. He can do everything for our favor as psalm 37 says, “Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” We are fulfilled with abundance that God provide us with at His home, at the church. God provides us with abundance and blesses our feet, our hands. When we clap our hands for a star, the pleasure is temporary, while clapping our hands and glorifying God open doors in our lives. The light of your life is the light of God. For us to see in the dark, we need light. Our spiritual life is not different because we can`t be in the dark, wandering, subjected to stumbling, falling, being attacked, and dying without knowing from where evil came. If you want, from today on, you won`t be cheated because God will show you everything and all the way; you won`t be in the dark. Those negative conditions are for devil`s children because those who serve God never make mistakes. God remains being good for those who recognize Him. We need to think good things, vigil our thoughts, and never have an idle mind, but fulfill it with good things. One of them is to come to the church. You have to select what gets into your heart very well. The only way for evildoers to rise is God`s hand. Without God`s hands no one will be able to rise. There are situations that people can`t get out, just God is able to solve it. For us who have lived that condition, the best thing is not to fall. God may lift us, but the best thing is to be righteous before God. This way, you will never fall.
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