August 20, 2019
I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Psalm 16:8 ESV
1 Kings 15
The Lord our God has always kept His Word about David remaining on the throne of Israel with the culmination of all the prophesies and promises coming through Yeshua Messiah!
History continues to repeat itself.
Really don’t have a response for this chapter except to remind myself that the Bible is not just the Anointed Word of God but that it includes incredible history including the names of the people and times these events transpired.
Because of the hardness of heart of the religious leaders and their inability to receive the truth that their Messiah was Yeshua, the Gospel was opened to all who chose to truly believe.
17 Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.” And they marveled at him.
I must know both the scriptures and power of God. How very horribly sad it would be if this life on earth was as good as it gets!
29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
The widow put in everything she had. Am I living my life for the Lord like this? Does He truly own everything in my life? Am I living life showing that I am just a steward of what He has placed with me?
Meditate & Apply: I am grateful that God always keeps His promises which is proven over and over again. When going through a difficult situation I must cling to this fact and keep my focus on Him and His Word. There are things in this world we must do to be honorable in the sight of God and this includes obeying the laws of the land where they don’t interfere with the laws of the Word. I must KNOW the scriptures AND the POWER of God in order to live my life as one in relationship with my ABBA! Do I really live my life dead to self (Galatians 2:20) and completely for the Lord? Holy Spirit, evaluate me and change me where I must be changed!
The widow put in everything she had. Am I living my life for the Lord like this? Does He truly own everything in my life? Am I living life showing that I am just a steward of what He has placed with me? These are great reflective questions. Thank you. I am a steward of the things God gives me. He multiplies what I give Him. Hmmmm. "Trust in the Lord with all of my heart and lean not on my own understanding. In all my ways acknowledge Him....trust in the Lord!" AMEN!
Yes, great reflective questions! Yes, Holy Spirit please help me know where I need to be changed! Only if I stay in the scriptures and live in His power can I succeed.