Isaiah 33:22

“For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us.”

Have you ever stopped and listened to yourself speak sometimes? You’d be shocked at what you might hear. You might say after you listen for a while, “How do people want to be around me?” There are times when we just make simple and silly mistakes, and other times when we make great big ones. The thing that matters is how we respond to the mistakes we make. The reaction we have to our shortcomings is a direct reflection on our true character.

One thing that we should learn is to stop defending ourselves so much, and start defending God and His Word more. Though we make mistakes, we still must watch out for pride to slip in. We get hurt, we get mocked, we are told we are wrong, we know what’s right, and as a result we develop a habit of always having to be right and begin to defend ourselves. It opens the door for pride and arrogance. That isn’t the ideal attitude of a Christian. God is the judge and the lawgiver and we should defend Him more and ourselves less.

Why not stop saying, “That person hurt me, I’m never speaking to them again”, and rather take the attitude, “The Bible says to, ‘Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you’, (Luke 6:28), so although that person hurt me, may God have His own way.” Defend the Word and God will work the situation to affect that person's heart to possibly come back and apologize. Defend Christ more.

God is the judge and the lawgiver and the Holy Spirit is the defense witness. Why not let God defend you and stay with the Word. It will transform the way you think and act by the power of God. Defend yourself less, and God more.

64-0621 - “The Trial”

And on the platform now, we will call the Defense Witness, the Holy Spirit. He comes to speak. I hope you see the way the prosecutor has got his case nailed down with the Scripture. Now, the Defense Witness, which is the Holy Spirit, comes to defend the Defendant, the Word. I think they couldn't have got a better one.

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