June 15, 2019

June 15
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him. Proverbs 23:24 ESV
 
Judges 16 

I never know quite know what to write about Samson.  Yes, he killed more of the enemy at his death than his life but he continuously rebelled against the way of God.  I always wonder how he could have judged Israel for 20 years appropriately when he didn’t judge himself.  I know God placed him and I know God places leaders to this day that you would think would not qualify, but God always has a plan and will use whomever He chooses to carry it forth.  
 
Isaiah 39 
Oh Hezekiah, didn’t you know it was prideful to brag to the king of Babylon?  Lord help me to not show pearls before swine!
 
Luke 17
Forgive those who sin against me and never cause another to sin.  If I sin against someone I must repent before I can expect forgiveness.  Small faith can move mountains so think of what big faith can do!  We live in a society that rewards people for doing what they are supposed to be accomplishing.  Rewards should come for doing the above and beyond.  Thanksgiving brings healing because it is an act of faith.
 
Regarding Luke 17.37:  The disciples’ question was, “Where will the ones who are taken go?” Jesus answered them in parable form, which still leaves the answer open for questions.
There are two schools of thought on what Jesus’ answer means.
(1) The body spoken of is referring to the slain at the battle of Armageddon (Revelation 16:16), with the eagles being the fowls spoken of in Revelation 19:17-19.
(2) “Body” is referring to the body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:29-30; and Colossians 1:18), and the eagles are believers (Isaiah 40:31) who are still on the earth and will be caught up to join Christ and His body (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17) at the second coming.
Andrew Wommack's Living Commentary.
 
Meditate & Apply: I want to rightly divide the Word of Truth, a workman who doesn’t need to be ashamed.  Swine don’t need to see all I am blessed with.  Forgiveness is not an option but it is required of one who sins against me to repent which is certainly between them and God.  Live my life so I cause no others to sin.  The Bible is clear that drunkards don’t make it to eternal life.  I won’t buy alcohol even if it be “biblically legal” to do so, such as wine, because I don’t want someone else seeing me do so and stumble by it.  I may have control but they may not.  It is better for me not to do anything that would cause another to stumble.  Operate in big faith but if necessary, yet if necessary, even small faith will produce.  Don’t expect kudos for doing what I am called to do.  I find it uncomfortable anyway.  Always be thankful!  

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Whitney McCarthy - June 17th, 2019 at 1:42pm

Great info, great insight, great tips. (-:

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