Sociable

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Why Daddy?

Eloi Eloi Lama Sabachthani.  My God My God Why Have You Forsaken Me. 

I am overwhelmed by the rejection of Christ by humanity, including myself because of my sin.  I am overwhelmed by the fact that God had to turn His back on His Son(in a divine act of "rejection") and pour out the wrath I deserved on Him, so that a sinful, wretched person like me could have salvation.

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:3‭-‬5

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Talking Donkey

So are you going to listen to God or is God going to have to use a donkey to get your attention?  Numbers 22. 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Longsuffering

I Am So Glad He Is!

‘The Lord is slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving wickedness and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty , visiting (avenging) the wickedness and guilt of the fathers on the children, to the third and fourth generations [that is, calling the children to account for the sins of their fathers].’ Please pardon the wickedness and guilt of these people according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness, just as You have forgiven these people, from Egypt even until now.”   NUMBERS 14:18‭-‬19

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Destroy Them All

What Would You Do?

The children of Israel dishonored God's promises in utter disbelief so God said okay Moses I will destroy them and start over again with you. 

The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me disrespectfully and reject Me? And how long will they not believe in Me, despite all the [miraculous] signs which I have performed among them? I will strike them with the pestilence (plague) and dispossess them, and will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they.”  NUMBERS 14:11‭-‬12

Yes okay God they are a bunch of idiots, destroy them, let's start again with perfect little ole me.   Back up....( Now the man Moses was very humble (gentle, kind, devoid of self-righteousness), more than any man who was on the face of the earth.)  NUMBERS 12:3

Wow what would you do?  Hmmmmm....

Monday, February 26, 2018

God or But

It Is Either God Or But

God has made the promise....but
God said he would be with us all the way....but
God said I will defeat the enemy....but
The spies report sounds like us when we know what God has said.....BUT
They presented themselves before Moses and Aaron and the whole congregation of the People of Israel in the Wilderness of Paran at Kadesh. They reported to the whole congregation and showed them the fruit of the land. Then they told the story of their trip: “We went to the land to which you sent us and, oh! It does flow with milk and honey! Just look at this fruit! The only thing is that the people who live there are fierce, their cities are huge and well fortified. Worse yet, we saw descendants of the giant Anak. Numbers 13:27-28

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Leprosy

Leprosy

Leprosy is a slowly developing, progressive disease that damages the skin and nervous system. Leprosy is caused by an infection with Mycobacterium leprae.  Treatable in our world it was a scurge of unfathomable proportions in bibilical days physically, emotionally and socially.
We may not be suffering from physical leprosy but spiritual leprosy can eat away at us very quickly because of a critical whining spirit.  This account in scripture gives us a vivid picture.

"Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married (for he had married a Cushite woman); and they said, "Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us as well?" And the Lord heard it. (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.) Suddenly the Lord said to Moses and Aaron and to Miriam, "You three come out to the tent of meeting." So the three of them came out. Then the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud and stood at the doorway of the tent, and He called Aaron and Miriam. When they had both come forward, He said, "Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord , shall make Myself known to him in a vision. I shall speak with him in a dream. "Not so, with My servant Moses, He is faithful in all My household; With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of the Lord . Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant, against Moses?"  So the anger of the Lord burned against them and He departed. But when the cloud had withdrawn from over the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow. As Aaron turned toward Miriam, behold, she was leprous." Numbers 12:1‭-‬10

Friday, February 23, 2018

Despondent

Despondent

Ever felt that way?  Circumstances, people, life.... Moses the great patriarch of Israel became so discouraged over whining people he begs God to kill him.
Moses said to God , “Why are you treating me this way? What did I ever do to you to deserve this? Did I conceive them? Was I their mother? So why dump the responsibility of this people on me? Why tell me to carry them around like a nursing mother, carry them all the way to the land you promised to their ancestors? Where am I supposed to get meat for all these people who are whining to me, ‘Give us meat; we want meat.’ I can’t do this by myself—it’s too much, all these people. If this is how you intend to treat me, do me a favor and kill me. I’ve seen enough; I’ve had enough. Let me out of here.”                    Numbers 11:11‭-‬15 MSG

Live life long enough and you will no doubt feel that at some point and maybe several points along life's journey.....BUT don't loose heart

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;  Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
Psalms 46:1‭-‬3