FRIDAY, AUGUST 10
Scripture: Psalm 11:4-7
After we read in Psalm 11 that the Lord is in His holy Temple, we read in verses 5-7, “The Lord tests the righteous, But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates. Upon the wicked He will rain coals; Fire and brimstone and a burning wind Shall be the portion of their cup. For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright.” The reason why we walk in holiness is because God’s eyes are always on us to see what we are doing and to hear what we are asking Him. We are told that the Lord is righteous and loves righteousness and that His countenance beholds the upright. The ISV says, “The upright will see him face to face.” The Aramaic Bible in Plain English says, “His face has seen integrity.” We always have face time with God when we walk in holiness. That face time with God among numerous benefits can result in deliverance and implement appropriate judgment. Everyone who uses an IPad knows what face time is. We hit the face time button on our device and can be quickly talking face to face. There they are. We see them on their device and they are present on the screen before us. We are communicating face to face. Face time with God is our promise from Psalm 11:4-7 because we choose to walk in holiness. If we comprehend and embrace holiness, it may lighten and enhance our appearance as it did Moses! When Moses had face time with God he had transformational radiance and glory resting upon him. How would this level of intimacy change how we look in the last days? Could this change our demeanor? What would that do to our boldness quotient in the face of evil. Quite possibly it would give us a baptism of boldness like we have never seen before. God invites us to holiness which could change our countenance!