July 16, 2018

July 16

For the entire fullness of God’s nature dwells bodily in Christ, and you have been filled by him, who is the head over every ruler and authority.  Colossians 2:9-10 CSB

1 Samuel 31

Though we knew Saul et al were going to lose their lives, it is still sad as to how all of this came about.  What an example of what happens to the mind of people who don’t have the right mind of Messiah.  Unfortunately though Jonathan was a great and faithful man of God, because of his father’s sin he had to pass also so that the Word of the Lord would be fulfilled and no person from Saul’s descendants would ever be able to take the thrown.  Sin affects even the innocent including family and this must be thought of thoroughly before any Believer transgresses the Word of our Lord.  I am sure that Jonathan and David were more than joyful when David entered heaven and could eternally be with his BFF! 

Jeremiah 6

The consequence to sin is horrific.  Though the earth suffers because of it, I am so very grateful, beyond any words could express to my God and my Savior for what He did for me at Calvary!  I know there is tribulation upon this earth but think how it would be if Messiah never gave His life for all of our sin!  Disaster comes because of disobedience and it affects so many!  Our offerings and sacrifices have no mean if we give them unworthily.  Tithing does not negate sin, repentance does.  The Lord HATES dishonest gain!  Jeremiah had a difficult position yet God’s grace is sufficient for each of us with our God-given Call. 

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July 15, 2018

July 15

Therefore, ridding yourselves of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent, humbly receive the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.  James 1:21 CSB

1 Samuel 29-30

Seriously David?  You have done nothing wrong?  I know the Lord used you to wipe out those he had commanded before you who were left yet you are really getting into this lie to Achish.  David probably saw a great opportunity to join Israel and wipe out the Philistines yet he would still have had to deal with Saul.  This is definitely a “bad hair” day for David.  His enemy was against him as were those with him.  BUT GOD!  He always has the perfect plan when we find ourselves in horrible circumstances.  David was wise enough to seek the Lord and wait upon His answer. 

Greed and selfishness can never be hidden!  Really, you want to keep your brothers things?  It matters not what our task is.  God positions each of us, in His wisdom.  The men may have been tired yet someone needed to stay back with the supplies or they could have been plundered away also.  It is not position that brings reward, it is having a true heart for the Lord no matter the position.  David also knew what it was to have to stay back and care for the sheep and supplies when his brothers could go off to war. 

Jeremiah 5

I must keep the Lord’s Word within me and abide by it!  History continuously repeats itself instead of being learned from, proving that man without God is not smart.  There are generations who serve the Lord and then those who don’t.  We shouldn’t act surprised by this because of the history shown us in the Bible BUT we MUST intercede and never give up trusting God.  God can revive a nation with just a Word as He can likewise destroy one. 

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July 14, 2018

July 14

If you keep my commands you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.  John 15:10 CSB

1 Samuel 28

Not hearing from the Lord is such a difficult thing yet choosing to go the way of the devil is stupid!  Yes, I said stupid!  How is that going to implore the Lord to speak?  Saul now knew his day of death and it never says he feared God, only that he was horribly afraid.  Continuation of sin begets more sin.

Jeremiah 4

We get to choose our destiny.  I think of how much warning the Lord gives and yet, He still gets ignored.  Then I think of His eternal mercy and love and how easy it is to come to Him.  In fact, it is easier to come to Him than to live without Him.  His arms are open to those who truly repent from their evil ways and yield themselves to our wonderful God.  The Lord has made salvation available so that even a child can come to Him!

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July 13, 2018

July 13

For this reason God highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow— in heaven and on earth and under the earth— and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  Philippians 2:9-11 CSB

1 Samuel 26-27

Once again, David honors the Lord more than taking revenge against the one trying to kill him.  This remains very humbling to me.  What would I do in this situation?

I can never trust what the people of the world say just as Saul promised not to go after David anymore and here he was, going after him, yet if God be for me, tell me, who can be against me?  That’s correct, no one!  I have to say I don’t understand why it was okay for David to lie to Achish yet I know God used this to preserve David’s life and kill off those who were supposed to be taken out upon the Israelites entering the Promised Land.

Jeremiah 3

Though at one time in my life I backslid, the Lord allowed me to return as His bride of which I am eternally grateful and You Lord know, my intent is for You to have all of my heart.  I know Lord that I don’t always prove 100% faithful and I am ever so grateful for Your faithfulness and mercies that are new every morning on my behalf.  Lord Yeshua, there are not enough words or acts of thanksgiving I can possibly offer unto You for what You did at the Cross on my behalf.  I am forever indebted and therefore, Your doulos!  Your love to me is unfailing, my God.  There are times of refreshing in the Presence of my God after sincere, remorseful repentance (Acts 3:19).  

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July 12, 2018

July 12

He answered, “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”  Matthew 4:4 CSB

1 Samuel 25

Sometimes a woman has to do what she has to do – of course, in the wisdom and blessing of the Lord!  Sin always affects many even though they may be completely innocent.  Sin is very selfish!  Nabal dying shows once again that we reap by what we sow.  Abigail went from marriage with Nabal meaning stupid, (this translation) or fool, senseless, to living with David, meaning beloved or friend!  Is this not our life?  We are married to stupid before we walk with the Lord and then get married to our Beloved when we choose to walk with Yeshua!

Jeremiah 2

Let me NEVER stop seeking You my God!  Not seeking the Lord brings an offense to our grandchildren.  This in and of itself should put the fear of God in all.  Going back to 1 Samuel in today’s reading, sin is so very selfish because it always affects the many!  With the grace of God upon me there is no need for me to EVER be selfish!  Seeking after the things and people of the world always brings disaster.  Seeking after my God ALWAYS brings me good!

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