September 6, 2021 New Generation Grace Ministry Devotional : Topic – The earth is the Lord’s
New Generation Grace Ministry
Monday September 5th, 2021
Title: The earth is the Lord’s
The earth is the Lord’s,and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol
or swear by a false god. They will receive blessing from the Lord
and vindication from God their Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob. Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battleLift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty he is the King of glory.
The earth is the Lord’s, everyone that is created is it’s stewards and care takers. We have to be responsible and committed to the proper management of this world and its resources. Let us not get devoted to anything created or act as sole proprietors. Let us understand that this world will pass away with everything that is in it one day. (1John 2:15-27) Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away,but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
When God created the Earth and filled it, He said it was good (Genesis 2:15) . It is our responsibility to take care of the world. (Genesis 1:26) And God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that move along the ground.” We are responsible to take care of the creatures, God has given us dominion over them. They are under us we shouldn’t bow for them, or worship them.
Those who can stand in God’s holy place are those who cannot allow the enemy to distract them, those who understand that God is the only creator of heaven and earth. Those who cannot follow the lies of the enemy, those who are willing to measure to the standards of heaven. Those who can ascend the mountain of the Lord or stand in His holy mountain of the Lord are those who have clean hands and pure heart, those who do not trust in the idol, and all kinds of falsehood.
We have to trust wholly in the Lord who is the creator of heaven and earth and allow Him to guide our footsteps. We have to meditate on the word of God continuously. By reading the word of God and abiding in it, we will not miss the map to heaven, we can be able to stand against the devices of the enemy. If we make ourselves available to seek God with our whole heart, and obey what the word of God says , life will not be difficult for us. May God help us to live in obedience to His word in Jesus name.
Prayer: Oh God help me to meditate on your word and allow the Holy to take control in Jesus name.
Further Reading: Psalm 119.