Walking in the counsel of the ungodly would be walking in any word that stands against the counsel of God. There isn’t anyone ( or anything) more ungodly than Satan and his lies. He is going to use every voice he can to influence us. This is why it is absolutely vital that we attend to the word. We must meditate on it day and night. We must keep our eyes upon it and our ears hearing it. Faith can only come by hearing His word.
Whose report will you believe? We can’t lose sight of the fact the devil is a liar and the Father of all lies. There is no truth in Him. Conversely, Jesus is Truth. His word is truth. It is impossible for God to lie. His word is alive and powerful. Paul said the word is the power of salvation, Romans 1:16. The devil is the accuser of the brethren and Jesus is the redeemer.
The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and death. There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ. We must learn to faithfully and diligently bring every thought captive to truth. Does the thoughtaccuse? Does the word condemn? Those things are not to be allowed into our thinking. Doesthe thought build up? Doesthe word strengthen? We meditate day and night on these truths, in His truths. We pay attention to what God says.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God. Without giving attention to what God says we are INCAPABLE of receiving every good and perfect gift already given us in Christ.
Jarius, in Mark chapter 5 has finally got Jesus to move on to his house only to receive the news, ‘…don’t bother Jesus any more, your daughter is dead’. Jesus, overhearing this, says to Jarius, “Do not fear. Only believe”.
Can you imagine how difficult it is in that moment to make the choice to continue to put your trust in Jesus and what he has said? Yet the words eventually spoken by Jesus had enough power in them to raise that child from the dead.
Jesus understands the natural condition of man. Always remember He is touched with the feeling of our infirmity. Whatever weakness we are facing he knows what it’s like to face it. He is moved with compassion and, in the moment, he offers salvation that can only come IF we choose to believe him in the face of an evil report. He sends out his word and it delivers us from our destruction, Ps. 107:20. What is your word of deliverance for today? It is your daily bread. It is the word that will sustain you as you walk through every temptation that comes to your spirit, soul or body!
Jarius had to overcome the fear that was gripping him. His mind had to be going crazy with every thought and lie assaulting him. When Jesus said, do no fear, grace was attached. Johns gospel says grace and truth came by Christ Jesus. That simply means, that every word that Jesus speaks is not only truth but it is filled with grace and the power to accomplish. It holds the ability to produce a desired result. It is in seed form and must be received to be sown into a heart of good soil.
There is enough negativity in this world that you and I must keep our heart and mind filled with the counsel of God and know that we are Blessed, Blessed, Blessed as we give heed to what He is saying and reject the counsel of the ungodly, We do not stand in the way of sinners. We do not sit in the seat of the scorner. BUT, our delight is in the law of the Lord and on His law we meditate day and night. We are like trees planted by streams of water which yield its fruit in its season and our leaf does not wither and all we do prospers.