OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL THURSDAY, 10TH APRIL, 2014
THEME: IT SHALL BE WELL
Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
Read: Isaiah 3:10-11
10. Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
11. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : DANIEL 7-8 and PSALM 78:40-55
The importance attributed to a statement depends on who is making it.
“Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.”
The person that made the above statement is none other than the Alpha and Omega Himself. He made this statement because He knows tomorrow. Of course, He knows that the tomorrow of the righteous is beautiful in Him. There is no way anyone can be righteous without being in Christ. Basically, Jesus is our righteousness. He makes us righteous so that we can continue to live in righteousness by His power. Hence, “the righteous” that this statement applies to, is not the one who says that because Christ has been made our righteousness, it does not matter how we continue to live. No, it is a mockery of the whole sacrifice of Jesus, if He saved us from sin only for us to continue to live in sin, because He is our righteousness. People who live by this understanding are self deluded and have allowed Satan to deceive them. For the child of God living uprightly, it doesn’t matter how things may be around you now, your Father says “It shall be well with you”.
Not only is He faithful to His promises, He also has the power to bring to pass whatever He says. This statement can mean different things to different people. To the sick, it means he will be healed; to the poor, it means his wealth is on the way, for it is He who gives power to get wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18) that says “all will be well”. To the captive, “all will be well” means freedom is here. His Name is the Lord of hosts (Psalm 24:10). He will destroy all the forces behind your captivity. To the barren it means you shall conceive, for He is the One able to bring children out of stones (Matthew 3:9). To the one who is a failure, it means success is coming: for He is the great promoter (Psalm 75:6-7). How can we be so sure that all will be well, you probably would ask? It is because anytime He wants to do anything, He sends His word. For you a true child of God, who lives right and desires to please God always, I believe strongly that God wants to do something special in your life; divine intervention is around the corner. If your way has not been right with Him however, go to Him now in prayer and completely turn over your life to Him.
Thank God for His deep concern, provision for your well being and for the assurance of a glorious tomorrow.