Thursday, May 9 - “DOKIMAZO”
(You Can “Prove” God’s Will For Yourself)
TO THE BIBLE Romans 12:2
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
The word “prove” in our opening verse is the Greek “dokimazo,” a very interesting word. Let me get you to fully appreciate its import by painting you a picture. If you’ve ever travelled to a foreign country, you most certainly would have passed through ‘customs and immigration’ before you were allowed in. Usually, you’re made to pass through or pass your things through some machine to scan whatever you have, to be sure you’re not bringing in contraband. The ‘customs or immigration’ officials scrutinise you to decide if you’re eligible to go in. That’s “dokimazo!
When it says, “…that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2) it means, like those officers, you’re God’s man or woman to scrutinise, decide, and choose the good things that you want to come into your world; things that conform with the good, acceptable and perfect will of God. You’re the expression of His goodness; the vent for His glory. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
We’re the righteousness of God; His righteous ones. We give expression to God’s glory; we allow the good things of God to come into this World. All of creation is in pain, waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God (Romans 8:19). And God says to us, “prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” It’s our job.
So, what are you going to allow into your world? Let good things come through you. Allow His joy, peace, prosperity, love, kindness, and righteousness, flow through you to your world. When people see you, let them see joy; joy unspeakable and full of glory. Hallelujah!
Romans 8:19; Matthew 18:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Dear Father, I thank you for guiding me in the path of your perfect will for my life through the guidance from your Word, and the Holy Spirit. I express your goodness, righteousness, love, glory, and joy, filling my world with the aroma of your glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
John 4:27-54, 1 Kings 2-3
1 Corinthians 6:12-20, Proverbs 5
Speak forth the good things that you want in your world today.