August 4, 2019

August 4
“Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known."  Jeremiah 33:2-3 ESV
 
2 Samuel 22
This is a beautiful song/psalm from David expressing his personal appreciation for all the good our God did in his life.  What song is on your heart this morning?  Mine is one of thanksgiving to the Lord!
 
Jeremiah 25

Evil works of one’s own hand is to their own harm (and to those around them).  Jeremiah never said “no” to the Lord though I must think that twenty-three years seemed forever to him with those whom the Lord sent him to, ignoring the words of God through him.  Though the judgment of God has not shown itself like it will in the end when the Lord returns like it did under the Law and Old Covenant, we (Believers) will face the Judgment Seat of Messiah where our life will be revealed.  To those who trust in Him, we will be exonerated knowing He paid our sin price yet our life works, whether from obedience or disobedience will be revealed (Romans 14:10-12, Romans 5:10 & 1 Corinthians 4:5).  All Believers will stand in this place who live in the New Covenant.  But, don’t think the commands of old have faded and they are still applicable today.  What commandment of the big ten are we to ignore?  None.  The Word says that those who hate God have already been judged (John 3:18-20).
 
1 John 2

To truly know God is to truly love Him and walk according to His ways.  Love or hate?  I choose and the Lord’s expectation is to very much, love.  Sin falls into these three categories: desires of the flesh, desires of the eyes and the pride of life.  They are the same categories of sin Eve (and Adam) was tempted with in the Garden and that our Messiah was tempted with on the Mount.  The Lord keeps things simple for us to understand if I pay attention to His voice whether within me by the Spirit that always lines up with His written Word.  
 
28 And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. 29 If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.
 
Meditate & Apply:  It is so good to wake up, praising my God with a song on my heart.  If there isn’t one there, I must press in with gratitude for all He does for me.  I am still obligated not to violate the commands of the Lord for His Word is forever settled in Heaven (Psalm 119:89).  The first 4 commands being about Him and the last 6 being about how I treat others.  I, with all Believers will face the Judgement Seat of Messiah and how I honestly lived for Him will be revealed.  Love or hate is a choice.  Choosing to love others is God’s choice for me (not the evil, but other Believers).  I am to never love anything evil that stands against my God.

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whitney mccarthy - August 4th, 2019 at 12:53pm

Yes, Lord thank You for a chance to go to your house and be in your presence today!!

Malie Koehler - August 5th, 2019 at 1:53am

God put Be the Strength of my Life on my heart this morning for the week I think lol

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