Psalms 23:6 (KJV) Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Gbemi observed that he was not walking in many of the promises of God. He saw that he was not walking in divine health and there were many other areas of his life where the promises of God were not yet his reality.
When this came to his notice, he started wondering and asking why this was the case with him. It didn’t take him long to see that the reason was that he lived daily with a guilty conscience. He worked in a clinic that made most of its profit from performing illegal abortions.
Today’s Bible verse begins with the word ‘surely’. If you read Psalm 91:33, you will see that word used again. It says ‘Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler…’
One reason Christians may not walk in the promises of God is that many are not sure that they are qualified for them. Instead of saying ‘surely’ many say ‘probably’, or ‘maybe’. They think about their imperfections and conclude that they cannot walk in the promises. But remember that God’s promises are Yea and Amen in Christ Jesus and not in you (2 Cor 1:20). This means that we can walk in God’s promises because of Christ Jesus, not because of us. It is by faith in Christ (not by faith in our own works) that we receive God’s promise of salvation. It is by that same faith in Christ that we receive every other promise.
Go into today remembering that you have the power to walk above anything causing a guilty conscience.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi
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