God is omnipresent; He is everywhere all at the same time. God is omniscient; He knows everything. God is omnipotent; He is all powerful. Christians serve a God who is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent; is everywhere, knows everything and can do anything in His will so to do. Yet we live our lives like God is remote and far from us, that what we do, what we think and what we say, is of no importance to Him. Nothing could be further from the truth.
We live our lives, completely oblivious to God being with us. May born-again Christians live their lives as if the Holy Spirit does not dwell in them; as if they are not Temples. “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit in you, whom you have of God? And you are not your own, for you are bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” (First Corinthians 6:19-20).
Our God is a jealous God. Exodus 20:5-6 states it clearly for us that we may not be in doubt “For I Jehovah your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and fourth generation of those that hate me, and showing mercy to thousands of those that love Me and keep My commandments.” Our relationships, our affiliations, our allegiances are very important to Him. God makes this explicitly clear for us in Psalms 1:1-2 as he tells us “Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, and has not stood in the way of sinners, and has not sat in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is only in the Law of Jehovah; and in His Law he meditates day and night.”
God wants us to Walk with Him and Him alone: when we do, we are blessed. We are not to walk in the council of the ungodly. “Walking” here refers to receiving council, or being guided by. We are to walk with God and shun the worldly, shun the ways and means of the flesh. They are the ways and the devices of the wicked, the ungodly and the enemy. God cares deeply, with whom we walk.
God wants us to Stand with Him and Him alone. “Standing” here means openly agreeing with, or espousing, the causes of sinners and those for whom sin is habitual. Standing and agreeing with the enemy, with sinners and being known to side with them is an abomination before God. He will not accept it. Matthew 6:24 confirms this for Christians as Jesus tells us that “No one can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” Serving also includes agreeing with and siding with, for in doing so, you are defining your allegiance for the enemy, however tacit your action may be. God is not a God of shades of gray; it is His way or the way of His enemy.
God wants us to Sit with Him and Him alone. “Sitting” means taking up one’s abode, one’s dwelling place with those who scorn spiritual matters. They have given up their minds to the enemy and are now prejudiced against God and therefore incapable of sound judgement.
Finally, God wants us to study His word, His Holy Bible, and meditate on it day and night.
Lest we are in any doubt, let the closing words of Proverbs 13:20 guide us, for “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”
I pray that You will bless me with the wisdom to walk in Your ways all my life. Allow me not to stand with your enemy or sit with those who scorn You and decry Your righteous and perfect ways, just because they cannot understand You. Correct me Father, as all fathers correct their children and keep me to the paths of Your choice and of Your choice alone, through all my life.
In the name Jesus Christ I pray. Amen and Amen.