Today’s Verse of the Day is my prayer for our community, State, and Nation!
…and my people, who bear my name, humble themselves, pray and seek my face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 CSB
One of the things that speaks so loudly about the Israeli’s is the value of life. The entire State of Israel mourns when there is any human loss of their people and they celebrate when even one soldier is returned from captivity. I see how this is so ingrained in the Israelis from God. When Pastor Jason and I were in Israel in 2011 and flying home, the pilot announced the return of a soldier who had been held hostage for some years and the people on the flight went immediately into celebratory mode, clapping, cheering, and all they could do on an airplane to celebrate.
8 Lord, wipe away the guilt of your people Israel whom you redeemed, and do not hold the shedding of innocent blood against them.’ Then the responsibility for bloodshed will be wiped away from them. 9 You must purge from yourselves the guilt of shedding innocent blood, for you will be doing what is right in the Lord’s sight.
My God cares for His women. I will never get the more than one wife thing! What a difference today in that children are so often enabled by parents to be drunkards and rebellious! Lord, let the people turn from wicked ways so You will heal our land!
23 you are not to leave his corpse on the tree overnight but are to bury him that day, for anyone hung on a tree is under God’s curse. You must not defile the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance.
Thank You Lord Yeshua that You became a curse on humankind’s behalf so we could be made righteous in You (Galatians 3:13-14).
Song of Solomon 1
It is so wonderful to me that God is such a romantic! For those who are married, this is a wonderful book to share the reading together, reading each part corresponding with each appropriate gender. Just remember, we are the Bride of Messiah and He sees us all as beautiful and the love of His life!