July 21, 2019

July 21
See you all at church!  Special day that will be enjoyable!  
I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.
Psalm 119:30 ESV
 
2 Samuel 6
Only the priests were to touch the ark and Uzzah was not one.  He was not consecrated to go near the ark for it represented the very Presence of God.  David also didn’t ask God specifically if he was to do this, only man (1 Chronicles 13). Obed-edom and his family were blessed, for the Presence of the Lord was with them yet they did not touch the ark.  It doesn’t say it here, but David brought the ark correctly up to Jerusalem the second time. (See 1 Chronicles 15).
Michal’s hatred of David’s worship before the Lord caused barrenness.
 
Jeremiah 11
God gave the Law for people to follow so that they would receive the blessing of God but they rebelled time and time again.  The Law didn’t save anyone just like it doesn’t today but it pointed to the Lord Yeshua who does deliver and save us by His shed blood (forgiveness and healing) and resurrection from the dead (and those in Him follow).  
 
1 James 1
For the sake of my friends not getting upset over gender issues, where it says brothers, the footnote in the ESV says:
"Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verses 16, 19. "
As faith in me produces steadfastness, I lack no good thing!  It proves to me that I am in faith if I succeed.  
 
16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
         
Our Lord Yeshua brought us the Law of Liberty.  Yahoo!!!  This should help me to want to live His way with endurance until the end of earth life.
 
Meditate & Apply: Ask God.  Yes, it is good to have the opinion of leadership yet the Lord must be asked to make sure it is a God idea and not just man’s good idea.  The Lord says in the Word (I have found 34 times) that obedience is better than sacrifice.  Sacrifice doesn’t prove a changed heart whereas obedience does.  For me, I am so grateful that once I sacrificed my life to the Lord, I can simply do what He says for it brings me to Him and He will never leave or forsake me (repeatedly stated in many scriptures).  As faith arises, doublemindedness cannot be part of my life.  The testing of my faith is a good thing for it brings me to a place of steadfastness in the Lord that keeps good things in my life.  God does not change!  I can always count on Him!  Anger produces nothing good in my life.  Hearing the Word is good for it builds faith but doing the Word must be my life.

2 Comments


whitney mccarthy - July 22nd, 2019 at 12:38pm

Thanks for this - The testing of my faith is a good thing for it brings me to a place of steadfastness in the Lord that keeps good things in my life. God does not change! I can always count on Him.

Steadfast means unmovable - so nothing can move me from the Lord and His Word.

Robin T. Morisawa - July 22nd, 2019 at 2:28pm

Amen! Only Jesus Christ can remove us from the path of death to the path of Life. And all we have to do is make that choice and keep making that choice. God can use faith as small as a mustard seed to transfer and transform. Thank You, Jesus! You made the impossible, POSSIBLE!

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