Greetings from sunny Portland Oregon. Yes sunny, Praise my God! Great flight on Alaska Airlines. Please be praying as we will visit my sister Sharon in a while and my niece Lena is driving up today. Other than that, just will enjoy our time here. Miss you all already!
Judges are to be just and not show favoritism or political views to please God. This is a far cry from today’s society and judicial system, unfortunately. I read an article yesterday that a priest molested over 100 children in Guam and though he pleaded guilty, he was not charged with anything and is free. Lord, please allow for Christian, conservative, constitutionalists in the placement of judges in all of our courts. No matter what, my God is merciful!
This is the why Boaz went before the prominent men in the community about marrying Ruth for there were no more brothers and the closest kinsman redeemer didn’t want to marry her, yet Boaz did. This is also why Lord Yeshua is our Kinsman Redeemer, because no one else could redeem us!
God is just and to do business unjustly really displeases our God.
Blotting out the Amalekites is an example of us having no more enemies rising up like terrorists do as they will be completely blotted out in heaven where they can do no harm to the people of God!
Song of Solomon 5
There is no one that can compare with the Lord God Almighty!
I was asked in an email if I will be continuing the daily OHA blog over the time we are traveling and the answer is of course! Now, if I don't have internet (which I should) on any days, it will be up as soon as I do. I cannot go without reading the Word and spending time with my Lord each day!
Sandi is caring for the church along with the other leaders. Sandi is also caring for our home and dogs so all is taken care of here. Bless her all you can! She is doing a mission trip to Bolivia in October so that would be a great way to send blessings her way :)!
Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 CSB
Our Lord Yeshua stepped in on the divorce issue (see Matthew 19, starting in verse 1) and said the only reason to divorce was for sexual immorality. I do add one to that – if there is physical abuse. How can I do that? If a man loves his wife like Messiah loves the church he will do everything to protect her and not harm her. Lord Yeshua said, “Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.” Matthew 19:8 I would never equate myself with Moses but as your overseer, I permit a woman to leave if she is beaten by her husband. Ladies, if you are being beaten, get out! 25% die from beatings from spousal abuse! Children that are abused have a high statistical percentage of becoming abusers themselves. This is not the plan of our God for you!
I love that the husband stayed home from war with the wife for their first year of marriage “so that he can bring joy to the wife he has married.”
The Lord always cares for His people and it is expected that we absolutely do the same!