I recently found this journal entry of a teaching that continues to stir in my spirit. I will share a portion of it if you think you can handle some truth. I love how the Word cuts right to the bone of the problem giving us solutions if we will indeed have an ear to hear. “You rise up early, you go to bed late, and work hard for your food, all for nothing. For the Lord gives to His loved ones even while they sleep.” Psalm 127:2 NLV
Let me just share how I personally heard this verse. ‘You work from morning to night, full of stress and worry, listening to the news which stresses you out more. You worry about how you’re going to pay your bills, if you’ll keep your job all for nothing, because I the Lord your God, love to provide for you even while you sleep.’
In the King James version it says; bread of sorrow, which can be interpreted vain and non productive or useless things. Proverbs 4:20 says, ” My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.”
Some of us eat more from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil then we spend with the Tree of Life. If we eat poison, we’ll surely die, yet we don’t think this applies to what we partake of on a daily basis. Can I just break it down for you? The more time we spend with Jesus, the more like Him we become. The more time we spend watching secular programing and the news, the more like the world we become.
We need to make better choices with our diets, don’t we. I’m finding that if I keep my mind on Jesus, true to His Word, He leads me into all truth. That when I get up a little earlier and spend time with God, cutivating relationship with Him, I recognize when He walks into the room, when He speaks, I know it. We need to be tuned into the WORD not CNN. We need to read the WORD not the Tampa Tribune. We need to listen to our God, not our president or government.
If we don’t understand His Word, we won’t know if our leaders are leading us astray. It’s not wrong to be aware of what happening in our nation or around the world, but we must prioritize the Word of God and when we sense we’ve heard enough, turn it off and spend time with the Lord. Seeking Him gives us answers the world needs.