Applying Wisdom to Scripture

by - Thursday, June 28, 2018




Hi Beauties, as we prepare for a new month I wanted to encourage you to apply wisdom to scripture. This may seem obvious to some, but a little encouragement never hurt! How have your months been? I pray that you have been holding onto your Father in Heaven through the storms. There is just nothing more meaningful than our relationship with Him!

Sometimes we can be religious about scripture and not allow the Holy Spirit to breathe the word in us in our current situations. So I wanted to give practical tips below based on scripture that can sometimes be misunderstood. Applying wisdom to scripture means that we think about what God wants us to do above all things.

Parents and Children

Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

I have learnt that sometimes God leads us in the opposite direction to what our parents are telling us. Some parents hold onto their children although they are adults and struggle to trust in God for His will over their lives. I just want to encourage you to respectfully do what God has called you to do over what your parents are saying. Sometimes they are too emotionally attached to you (for various reasons) for you to be able to obey them in the Lord because if they were tuned into the Lord for your season, they would know to forget about their feelings and encourage you in God’s will. So please be encouraged. Your precious Father will never steer you in the wrong direction.

Wives and Husbands

Ephesians 5 22:33 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Saviour. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

Marriage is a beautiful thing. I have learnt that some issues with submission are down to the fact that many did not get into marriages obediently and are unable to submit to their husbands because they are perhaps submitting into things that they know God is against or even illegal activity. It happens! And of course, if your husband tells you to steal or encourages you to be fraudulent it would not be pleasing to God. All I can encourage you to do is seek God to do what you know is right before God. But sometimes we do not even need to pray about a particular thing to get clarity - we already know it is wrong! Everything is spiritual that is why I encourage people to pray over their husbands daily (even before God presents you to them: start now singles!) that demonic spirits are not welcome anywhere around you both. Never compromise what you know to be right for anyone. Submission is great and the Bible also tells us that in marriage a husband and wife will have to submit to each other (Ephesians 5:21).

Divorce

Matthew 19:8-9 Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

The Bible is clear in the fact that God does not like divorce. But I have learnt that many marriages (even between Christians) were rushed and poorly planned, not built on the foundation of Christ. I know that there is no situation that God cannot turn and surely He can raise a dead marriage. But if the union was not joined by God and was joined by the devil, what chance do they stand? Many Christians divorce because their marriage was like hell on earth. And I believe that this is what it could be like between people that God did not ordain to be together.

Did God join them together? I do not think that people should remain in an abusive marriage till death because they are scared that if they separate or divorce God will hate them. Nor am I championing divorce. I do believe that in the above context, God was referring to marriages joined by Him. Because satan attacks marriages and sometimes the two parties would prefer to walk away instead of dying to self and fighting through the storms. Of course, you should seek the Holy Spirit in all things, but even if you have tried everything and it ends up in divorce God can still bring His best, who He had for you all along. When you commit sin, God forgives you and forgets about your past sin as if it never happened (Acts 3:19). So do not beat yourself up. This does not mean that you take advantage of His grace on us and keep repeating the sin, repent means to turn away (Romans 6:1-2).

I hope this encouraged you to walk in wisdom. The moral of the story is that when we walk in the ways of the Lord and do what He tells us to do we will not have to deal with certain things. Yes we are not perfect and things happen. That is why we are thankful for His love and forgiving hand. I encourage you to read the book of Proverbs continuously because it is a wisdom book. Pray regularly and allow the spirit of God to transform and lead your life. You will not be confused or worried about what others think of you when you know that God is directly in the centre of your situations.

God bless.

Rosemary x


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