May 20, 2019
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6 ESV
God is interested in a circumcised heart of covenant with Him. I imagine eating the fruit for the first time in 40 years was quite pleasing. The covenant of Passover was done as a reminder of what the Lord had done in Egypt. Where the Lord is standing, it is holy. We all need to catch this one as when we are in His house for worship services, there He is standing amongst us. The direction of the Lord need not make sense. Just obey and receive the victory! The first fruit always belongs to the Lord.
Who can possibly stand against the Lord? His promises are yes and amen and those who love Israel will receive reward. All prophecy is fulfilled by God. If He says it, He does it.
The Word only benefits those who hear it with faith. Rest is for the obedient.
12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Thank You Lord that You know what we daily face, yet You have enabled us to walk away from sin by always giving us a way out. You are sympathetic to our cause of temptation because You know what it is like BUT You succeeded on our behalf and never sinned and gave us the ability to come to Your throne of grace and obtaining both grace and mercy anytime we are in need. Though You are God You don’t flaunt Your success, instead You make a way for those whom You created and love to succeed. Every time I succeed, I should become humbler.
Meditate and Apply: Treat the Lord with the Holiness that is in Him and He deserves. Keep Covenant at all times. Your commands are truly not difficult, and it matters not if I understand the why, when You direct me. It seems so goofy to walk around something and not make noise until the last day, BUT GOD always has a perfect plan. It doesn’t matter how He does a miraculous thing, it only matters that I believe and respond to that trust in Him. Thank You for saving Rahab and her family. If you are willing to save a prostitute for one simple act of kindness leading to faith in You, You can save anyone!
Fruit...first in 40 years must of been incredible. Interestingly enough if they didnât have fruit for that long how God spared them of scurvy, lack of vitamin C in their diet. Just a thought.
It never mentions any of them being sick. We know their clothes and shoes didn't wear out and they were completely taken care of. It is no different today in terms of the Lord caring for us when our trust is in Him.
Sometimes I wonder what we'll eat in heaven - it mentions a lot about vegetables, much to my hubby's disappointment.... The direction of the Lord not need make sense - because we always know it's the best for us!