July 11, 2018

July 11

Oh, Lord God! You yourself made the heavens and earth by your great power and with your outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for you! Jeremiah 32:17 CSB

1 Samuel 24

David honored Saul above himself because God had placed Saul as king and he still was the anointed king until it was God’s timing to place David.  David’s heart so honored the Lord in doing this.  Just because I have an opportunity to deal even righteously with an enemy, it doesn’t mean I have to.  Trusting God goes beyond my own thinking and abilities.  Honoring God must come before anything else.  How humbling is this one?! 

Jeremiah 1

I know I say this often but if God be for me, who can ever be against me?  Without the Lord putting His Words in my mouth, I truly have nothing to preach or teach about. 

12 The Lord said to me, “You have seen correctly, for I watch over my word to accomplish it.”

Never is there a reason to hold back on what the Lord tells me to speak for His grace is certainly sufficient for me.

Acts 20

Lord, please never let my preaching knock someone out dead!  Oh my!  Thank God for laying hands on this boy to bring him out of death into life!  I am always and readily to testify about repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus.

24 But I consider my life of no value to myself; my purpose is to finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God’s grace.

Meditate & Apply: God’s way is ALWAYS the correct way even if my way can justifiably seem right.  God’s righteousness trumps what is good in my eyes.  Do what is righteous by God’s standards, never my own.  Help me Lord!  Thank You for making available John Bevere’s book, “Good or God”.  It is such a good teaching on this very thing!  God makes sure what He says always comes to pass making it easy to trust Him!  I must be ready in and out of season so to speak, to share the true gospel.  I must speak what I hear the Lord say for His grace is sufficient for me!   Be a continuous God pleaser, never pleasing man instead of God.  What would it profit me to gain the whole world and lose my soul – of course absolutely nothing!

 

Constitution for the United States of America

Article. VII.

The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.

The Word, "the," being interlined between the seventh and eighth Lines of the first Page, The Word "Thirty" being partly written on an Erazure in the fifteenth Line of the first Page, The Words "is tried" being interlined between the thirty second and thirty third Lines of the first Page and the Word "the" being interlined between the forty third and forty fourth Lines of the second Page.

Attest William Jackson
Secretary

done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names,

Go. WASHINGTON — Presidt.
and deputy from Virginia

New Hampshire {

JOHN LANGDON
NICHOLAS GILMAN

Massachusetts {

NATHANIEL GORHAM
RUFUS KING

Connecticut {

  1. W SAML. JOHNSON
    ROGER SHERMAN

New York . . . .

ALEXANDER HAMILTON

New Jersey {

WIL: LIVINGSTON
DAVID BREARLEY.
WM. PATERSON.
JONA: DAYTON

Pennsylvania {

B FRANKLIN
THOMAS MIFFLIN
ROBT MORRIS
GEO. CLYMER
THOS. FITZ SIMONS
JARED INGERSOLL
JAMES WILSON
GOUV MORRIS

Delaware {

GEO: READ
GUNNING BEDFORD jun
JOHN DICKINSON
RICHARD BASSETT
JACO: BROOM

Maryland {

JAMES MCHENRY
DAN OF ST THOS. JENIFER
DANL CARROLL

Virginia {

JOHN BLAIR
JAMES MADISON jr

North Carolina {

  1. W BLOUNT
    RICHD. DOBBS SPAIGHT
    HU WILLIAMSON

South Carolina {

  1. RUTLEDGE
    CHARLES COTESWORTH PINCKNEY
    CHARLES PINCKNEY
    PIERCE BUTLER

Georgia {

WILLIAM FEW
ABR BALDWIN

In Convention Monday, September 17th, 1787.

Present

The States of

New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, MR. Hamilton from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

Resolved,

That the preceeding Constitution be laid before the United States in Congress assembled, and that it is the Opinion of this Convention, that it should afterwards be submitted to a Convention of Delegates, chosen in each State by the People thereof, under the Recommendation of its Legislature, for their Assent and Ratification; and that each Convention assenting to, and ratifying the Same, should give Notice thereof to the United States in Congress assembled. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Convention, that as soon as the Conventions of nine States shall have ratified this Constitution, the United States in Congress assembled should fix a Day on which Electors should be appointed by the States which have ratified the same, and a Day on which the Electors should assemble to vote for the President, and the Time and Place for commencing Proceedings under this Constitution. That after such Publication the Electors should be appointed, and the Senators and Representatives elected: That the Electors should meet on the Day fixed for the Election of the President, and should transmit their Votes certified, signed, sealed and directed, as the Constitution requires, to the Secretary of the United States in Congress assembled, that the Senators and Representatives should convene at the Time and Place assigned; that the Senators should appoint a President of the Senate, for the sole purpose of receiving, opening and counting the Votes for President; and, that after he shall be chosen, the Congress, together with the President, should, without Delay, proceed to execute this Constitution.

By the Unanimous Order of the Convention

Go. WASHINGTON — Presidt.
W. JACKSON Secretary.