June 12, 2018
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands. Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge. Psalm 19:1-2 CSB
10 Having people of God lead sure makes a positive impact! Please pray for the upcoming elections! This is an extremely important one. If conservatives are the majority in both House and Senate, conservative bills will be passed, righteous judges will be put in place, freedom of religion will be honored, abortion laws will protect more babies, etc. Pray and research the candidates. And of course, vote!
11 It is important to know the real history and not revisionist history so when circumstances arise, truth is the foundation and not hearsay or changing, manipulating the facts to get what is wanted under false pretenses. God was not interested in a human sacrifice other than the Lord Yeshua. Why would Jephthah vow this? The Lord would have given him victory with the Ammonites anyway! Stupid vows are just that. Oh Lord, keep my mind clear that I don’t speak stupidity over situations and my children. I must speak what I desire, that they have a great walk with You and nothing else! Though the commentators say she wasn’t sacrificed but had to remain unmarried, it was still cruel to determine her fate this way.
Aha! Smart people that said not a word in response! It sure takes a whole lot more maturity and self-control to keep the mouth shut!
Truth is never compromised so it is no wonder that the religious leaders could not respond to the Lord’s questions!
It is good to serve those who do not have the means to give back. This is how to reap a super-blessing!
How many turn the Lord down every Sunday to join Him at His banquet table with excuses such as, “I’m tired, my kids have…, my friends need help, I don’t have to but will work today…And the list goes on. People take heed! Don’t turn down the invitation of the Lord to gather in His Presence!
27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. 33 In the same way, therefore, every one of you who does not renounce (leave) all his possessions cannot be my disciple.
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? Mark 8:36 (NASB)
Meditation & Application: Seriously, intense truths today, spoken from our Lord! Today was about knowing when to speak and more so, when not to speak. I desire to call those things that are not as though they were so I don’t speak curses but instead life into every situation. James sure talked about this and expressed how difficult it is to control the tongue. Lord, without Your guidance and me controlling my flesh, I would be doomed. Thank You for Your grace, mercy and all that entails. I want to speak life or keep my mouth shut! Lord, I am also greatly concerned for those who turn down Your invite to Your banqueting table (getting in church, Your Word, prayer, etc.) with excuses that truly are meaningless. Help me to pray passionately for these people! Lord help me to release all and give up things that really don’t matter so I can have everything You have for me.