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Monday, August 14, 2017

Obstinance

Our Obstinance and God's Grace

God told Moses that because of the people's obstinance He was not going to go with them to the promised land.  Notice Moses response in the following verse.  I wonder how many times in our obstinance and self sufficiency we leave God behind and just blend in with everyone else.  We are supposed to be a peculiar people, distinctly different from the world.

For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? Is it not in your going with us, so that we are distinct, I and your people, from every other people on the face of the earth?"
Exodus 33:16

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cut To The Heart

Has anything ever "cut you to the heart?"  Seeing a starving child; watching an act.of injustice; the hurt of emotional, physical or mental anguish?  No doubt we all have had one or all of those experiences, but has the gospel cut you to heart so much that your only response is "What shall I do?"    If not, consider the gospel message and I would plead with you repent and come to Christ today. 

Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?" And Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself." And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation." So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
Acts 2:37‭-‬41

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Watch This

Stand Still...He Is Fighting For You

Make no mistake there are times God expects us to take action, but there are also times that He says..."watch this"
What ever your going through, stand still and watch God do what only He can do.  He is fighting for you! 
....Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord , which he will shew to you to day...... The Lord shall fight for you....
Exodus 14:13‭a-14a

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

What Does This Mean?

The Greatest Compliment

Without a question the greatest compliment would be for one of our children or anyone we influence to ask us...What does this mean?  The reason they ask is because we have lived out Godliness and scripture so much that their  curiosity takes over.
And it shall be when your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What does this mean?....
EXODUS 13:14a

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cry Out To God

We are his covenant people, by the covenant of the cross and the glorious gospel.  Just as the children of Israel were remembered by God, we too have the promise that he will never leave us not forsake us (Heb. 13:5). 
When the children of Israel were in a hard place, they groaned and cried out and God heard them (Gen.2:23-25). 
If your in a difficult place today....Cry Out To God!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Give Credit Where It Is Due


So often we talk as if we have all power and wisdom ignoring the reality of the glory of our Great God.  Listen to what Joseph said when he could have easily taken the credit.
Then Pharaoh sent and called for Joseph, and they hurriedly brought him out of the dungeon; and when Joseph shaved himself and changed his clothes [making himself presentable], he came to Pharaoh. Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have dreamed a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it; and I have heard it said about you that you can understand a dream and interpret it.” Joseph answered Pharaoh, “It is not in me [to interpret the dream]; God [not I] will give Pharaoh a favorable answer [through me].”  Genesis 41:14-16

Friday, April 7, 2017

Joseph

Sold into slavery by his own brothers, wrongfully slandered and put in prison....What would my reaction have been?  (Gen.37,40)  Probably something like this would have been my "patient Godly" answer:
"I'll show them who's wrong"
"When I'm finished with you..."
"Where is my attorney"
"One day it will come back on your head you idiots"
"I hope you fall over dead, and buzzards eat your eyeballs"

Wow I am so spiritual.  Oh my I have a lot to learn, how about you?