That Man Pt. 2
Today is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! What a great day to be on Team Jesus! What a great day to serve the Lord in whatever capacity that He may ask us to serve Him today! Champion men and women of God, I am so thankful to God for you! Thank you, Lord, for them; and I ask You to bless them exceedingly, abundantly today.
Let’s pick up where we left of last week.
Psalms 37:23-24 (KJV)
The steps of a good man are ordered of the Lord: and He delighteth in his way.
The Amplified of Psalms 37:23 says it like this:
The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step].
We found out last week that the word “man”, in this scripture is not just any man but a particular man. The Hebrew word for this man is “Gerber”. That word means strong, mighty, warrior. This is the man/woman who puts his trust in God, one who continues to hold onto God’s promises at all cost, and one who delights himself/herself in the Word of God and meditates on it. This “Gerber” man is a fighter for the things of God! Ask yourself today, when a situation arises in your life, are you “That Man”? Are you the one who runs to God and His Word for the answer?
Psalms 40:4 in the King James version says, “Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.”
Psalms 40:4 in the Amplified says it like this: “Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is that man who makes the Lord his trust, And does not regard the proud nor those who lapse into lies.”
Many times in the Bible, you will see the phrase “the man”, and that is referring to Adom, which means any man. But, in this scripture, it is directed to “that man”. The man the Lord is talking about here is the very same man that is talked about in Psalms 37: the Gerber man. Not the Adom, ish or enosh man, but a particular man - the strong, mighty warrior who puts his trust in the Lord!
So, we have a part to play in becoming “That Man”! We have a part in becoming the “Gerber” man - a particular man that God busies Himself with every step he takes.
And as stated in Psalms chapter 40, one of the prerequisites for becoming “That Man” is found here. Put your trust in the Lord! So, Champions, let’s decide today that in all situations we are going to put our trust in the Lord.
Let’s say together, “I am well on my way to becoming who I already am - THAT MAN! One who puts my trust in the Lord!”