Friday, November 7, 2014


by  Warren W. Wiersbe
Psalm 94:11-23

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Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? (v.16). I wonder what kind of an answer we would give to these questions.

There are times when we only pray about a problem.  There are times when we wait.  There are times when God says, “Not now—I’ll take care of it later.”  But there are times when we must act, as when Moses had to stand up and lead the people out of Egypt, or when David had to perform the judgment of God.  There are times when we who are the light of the world must stand up and shine, when we who are the salt of the earth must apply that salt to the decay in the world today.

How easy it is to be a spectator and say, “well, I’ll pray about it.”  Good—be sure you do.  But God says, “Who’s going to stand up for Me against the workers of iniquity?”  The answer: those who know that God is their Help.  “Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul would soon have settled in silence” (v.17).  “But the Lord has been my defense, and my God the rock of my refuge” (v.22).  when God is your Help, when you have the strength of God that comes from His Word, you can stand up against the sin in this world.

Those who are separated from sin are also called to action.  “Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, have fellowship with You?”  (v.20). We have laws today that provide defense from a lot of sin.  Yet those who are separated from sin must stand up with God against iniquity—those who believe that He will give us the ultimate victory.  We may lose a few battles, but thank God we’re going to win the war!

Christians are never to become complacent about evildoers.  We deal with them by praying, waiting and acting.  God wants you to be an influence for Him.  Be an active witness where He has placed you.  Ask for His leading in knowing when to pray, wait or take a stand.

Monday, November 3, 2014




A call to be a missionary is much like Abraham's call. It is necessary to leave home, possessions, relatives, worldly ambitions and to go to another country to which God has led. But one can never outgive God. Though Abraham was called to give up much, he was promised much more. God always promises blessings when we obey and follow Him.

Hebrews 13:5 says, "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." Much the same thing was said to the people of Israel: "Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee: he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee" (Deut. 31:6). The psalmist said, "Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed" (Ps. 37:3). God promised to bless Israel, and He promises to bless us when we trust and obey. God's call for us today is that we might be separated unto Him.

No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly (Ps. 84:11).  

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