April 9, 2019
He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, Hebrews 1:3 ESV
Hooray for the daughters of Zelophehad and their humble boldness. God is Just and He did the Just thing for these women as He always does on our behalf! The Lord is holy and I must uphold Him as so. Deviating from His will is not upholding Him as my Holy God so I must keep my eyes fixed on Him, the author and finisher of my faith! Joshua was commissioned in the sight of all the congregation so all would know that He has the Spirit of God and was to lead the people after the death of Moses. Joshua loved being in the Presence of God even after Moses would depart from His Presence. This is a key for being ordained by God for ministry.
Knowledge is a safety for any of my desires. If my desires line up with the will of God I am doing well. God can only speak truth so He does not like the lies of anyone. Those who do lie will face unpleasant consequences. Exaggeration is lying. Sticking with truth even if difficult is rewarded. I like that Bob said last night that our group is transparent. Anger never solves anything. I don’t like being around angry people. Ladies looking for husbands would benefit from living prudently.
17 Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
Fear of the Lord means I need not fear anything else.
Because of my Lord I have experienced true freedom and NEVER want to go back into slavery of this world! Dead works causes a person to fall from grace and that place is no where I want to live! Faith working through love is where I must live.
14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
I like the title in the ESV for the next paragraph: “Keep in Step with the Spirit”. As I walk by the Spirit, my flesh is not in charge, hooray! Lord, with You I can walk by the Spirit and not my flesh!
Meditate & Apply: Love being in the Presence of my Just God. Keep in the knowledge of my Lord. Keep far from angry people and close to the fear of my Lord. Faith working through love must be my mandatory way of living. I can do this by keeping in step with the Spirit.
My faith is being stretched. You must be a doer of the Lord and not be afraid of correction because when we are in faith, we always receive LOVE. Simple, but not always easy.
Being more like Joshua would be a great benefit. Staying in His presence will make it easier to stay in step with the Spirit.