Sunday, October 2, 2011

Oct 3-9

Monday: Joshua 11
Tuesday: 2 Chronicles 18
Wednesday: Psalm 12
Thursday: Isaiah 16
Friday: Joel 2
Saturday: Luke 24
Sunday: Galatians 2

5 comments:

Prairie Chick said...

welcome, Marian! :)

Prairie Chick said...

this chapter is very sobering. the 400 "good guys" gave bad counsel. And the one that gave Godly counsel was despised and rejected. Sometimes people don't want "the truth", they like to have things glossed over and keep a sunny disposition even when their world is rotting around them. Sometimes we get caught in the crossfire of their distaste for truth, and that can get really ugly. It's not fun or pretty or desirable, but it's reality. I still struggle with the shame and hurt of having been in a situation like this, it really tore the hide off me, this chapter helps me realize I still need to step back and look at the bigger picture and not take things personally. These guys were rejecting God, Micaiah was just the conduit.

Prairie Chick said...

how important humility and a right attitude before God is. Trying to elevate ourselves or get our way through our own means will not bring us success. At least not the kind of success that matters. Walking humbly with our God will bring us to a place of victory and success in all areas of life.

Lois said...

Isaiah 16:9 So I weep, as Jazer weeps,
for the vines of Sibmah.
Heshbon and Elealeh,
I drench you with tears!

It struck me that God grieves so deeply as He punishes. It gives Him no pleasure, but it must be necessary to achieve ultimate good. My Quest Bible says that "Moab's fugitives wanted to escape judgement by submitting to the Lord's rule (vs. 3). Called to be a light to the nations, in this case Israel fulfilled its role as an agent of God's mercy. Like Israel, Moab -- in contrast to Babylon, Assyria and Philistia -- had a remnant, a small group of faithful believers.

Prairie Chick said...

Isaiah 16:5 "Then a new loyal king will come;
this faithful king will be from the family of David.
He will judge fairly
and do what is right. "

Every time I read a messianic prophesy like this my heart just starts to thump within me. Our King. our loyal and faithful king who judges fairly and does what is right. Even so, let Him come.