“But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for Himself; the Lord will hear when I call unto Him.”
Most people believe that they “find” God on their own, not realizing that God has always been there patiently waiting for them to seek Him. Yet, for most Believers, there will be times when God will prod you to speak to someone about Jesus in order to help them understand more about His Love.
Today’s verse reminds us that God sets apart those that are godly for Himself; but, quite often, He also sets apart those that are wallowing in the midst of sin; since, unlike us, He knows their heart and their future.
Think about it. He set aside Zacchaeus, a hated and thieving tax collector who hid in a tree, hoping that he could look at God without being seen. He set aside each of His disciples, including Judas, while they were in the midst of doing their regular daily routine. He set aside Paul, stopping him cold; a man who, in his zeal to uphold the religious traditions of the past, was on his way to murder Christians. —He even set aside you and me. So remember, no one is lost until their very last breath; and even then, there's Grace. Every single person can be touched by God, even while they are in the midst of doing something that you consider ungodly.
It doesn’t matter if someone is hiding, working, or zealous about doing something insane, they can still be touched by the Spirit of God. —Just a little something for you to remember the next time you are making a decision on “who” you should speak to about the Love of God. L.
**Now it is your turn to write your thoughts regarding today's verse in your journal. Don't forget to make it personal to you.
Study Reference: Psalm 4:3
From: “Your Thoughts: Set Apart (I).” In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions for Everyday Living.
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