Daily Worship, Spirit and Word June 25, 2024

Daily Worship, Spirit and Word June 25, 2024
1 Timothy 2:1-4

Who can have fellowship with God? The technical answer is that a way has been made for all. However, the way is narrow. There is only one door. That door is Christ Jesus.

Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, Have fellowship with You? They gather together against the life of the righteous, And condemn innocent blood. But the Lord has been my defense, And my God the rock of my refuge. He has brought on them their own iniquity, And shall cut them off in their own wickedness; The Lord our God shall cut them off.” (Psalm 94:20–23, NKJV)

This verse asks the question if wicked rulers will have fellowship with God. This passage describes these wicked leaders as those who use their authority to do evil, and to make wicked laws and to condemn the righteous. The question is asked with the understanding that God will resist these proud workers of iniquity as He rescues the righteous.

We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus through The Great Substitution. When Jesus became Abraham and Isaac’s “ram in the thicket”, and went to the cross for the sins of the world, He bore all of our sin and sickness. He is still saving those who believe. God is our rock and refuge. When God resists the proud, He causes their attacks to return to them. They are brought down by their own devices. They are brought down by their own wickedness and they are cut off from fellowship with God. Those who are rulers over people carry a greater responsibility. Think about how a person who does not walk in the love of God affects those around him. The more people his actions are impacting for evil, the greater his wickedness. Those who make the laws for a nation will stand before God and answer for them. This is why believers are commanded to pray for them.