Monday, February 6, 2012

Feb 6-12

Monday - Genesis 5
Tuesday - Judges 1
Wednesday- Psalm 30
Thursday- Isaiah 34
Friday- Micah 3
Saturday- John 18
Sunday- Colossians 4

17 comments:

Prairie Chick said...

Genesis 5:22 Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God.

I love this. In the garden, God came to "walk" with Adam in the cool of the evening. We can choose to live habitually in fellowship with the Lord of the universe and "walk with him" habitually throughout the course of our days.

Prairie Chick said...

judges 1.

God wants to direct our lives and accompany and empower us as we move forward in accordance with His will for us.

A little rabbit trail here, not applicable to this particular story but important I think. This is not to say that His will is necessarily only one given course of action every single time, but His will is that we are seeking to walk in communion and submission to Him. When we are, He will work the circumstances out whichever fork in the road we may end up on, for His good purposes. That is sovreignty and submission and free will delicately and intricately wed.

marian said...

EZRA? right

marian said...

oops, I see.

Denise said...

What happened to Monday? I lost a day!

Judges 1:1
“The unholy but attractive life-style of the Canaanites proved more dangerous than their military might. The Israelites gave in to the pressure and compromised their faith. If we attempt to meet life’s challenges with human effort alone, we will find the pressures and temptations around us too great to resist.”

Denise said...

Hi Marian!!!! Nice to see you here!

Prairie Chick said...

Psalm 30, In this Psalm I see God as the giver of life, abundant life. and man's role;

12To the end that my tongue and my heart and everything glorious within me may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.

Denise said...

Psalm 30:5
“Like a shot given by a doctor, the discomfort of God’s anger lasts only a moment, but the good effects go on for long time. Let God’s anger be a sharp pain that warns you to turn from sin.”

30:1
I will exalt you, Lord, for you rescued me.

Prairie Chick said...

Isaiah 34

I appreciated the recap of these things in Sunday School this week. How God's wrath and His wreaking of vengeance is not what we have been appointed to. Those who oppose Him, His plan and His people will face His wrath. For those of us who have taken shelter under His wings, we will indeed be sheltered. His anger is because of what has been wrought against Him and us, we don't enter into that equation except as the defended and protected ones.

Denise said...

That is indeed a comforting thought PC as Isaiah 34 puts forth some pretty vividly horrific images of God's wrath.

Denise said...

Sometimes I wonder though, how often He will keep forgiving us when we stray.

Prairie Chick said...

again, and again, and again :) because Jesus paid the price, and our sins, past, present and future ARE forgiven in Him. There is no "limit" to the number of times God will exercise patience with us before He stamps His foot and says "strike three (or three hundred)! you're out! Nope. The ball is in our court to mentally and emotionally receive the forgiveness that exists because of Christ's action on our behalf, and to live in a way that honors it. But His forgiveness and grace are not based on our behavior. They are based on who He is, not who we are... thank God!

Prairie Chick said...

Micah 3:11

But they lean on the Lord and say,
"The Lord is here with us,
so nothing bad will happen to us."

Man would just love to treat God like some Talisman... our lucky charm, that protects us and "charms" our life because we profess Him with our mouth. God is much more concerned with the story our actions tell.

Sheila said...

Yes PC, the Talisman idea is what the LAB refers to as well. It says that we shouldn't treat God like a light switch that we think we can turn Him on & off as we need Him, but rather we need to rely on Him ALL the time. Knowing that He is always there for us to rely on is a very comforting thought. I'm sure our local family who lost a loved one this week needs to rely on Him, & I trust they know that He is ALWAYS there for them.

Prairie Chick said...

John 18. Oh Peter, Peter... so faithful as to not want to lose sight of his master, lacking the courage to face the giants and say "YES, I'm with Him!!!" It is easy(er) to follow Jesus privately in our hearts, much more costly to follow Him publicly and communally when it means going against the status quo.

Denise said...

John 18
“We can easily blame the high council for their injustice in condemning Jesus, but we must remember that Peter and the rest of the disciples also contributed to Jesus’ pain by deserting him and denying him. While most of the us are not like the religious leaders, we are all like the disciples, for all of us have been guilty of denying that Christ is Lord in vital areas of our lives or of keeping secret our identity as believers in times of pressure. Don’t excuse yourself by pointing at others whose sins seem worse than yours. Instead, come to Jesus for forgiveness and healing.”

Denise said...

Colossians 4
"Paul makes it clear in Colossians that Christ alone is the source of our spiritual life, the head of the body of believers. Christ is Lord of both the physical and spiritual worlds. The path to deeper spiritual life is not through religious duties, special knowledge, or secrets; it is only through a clear connection with the Lord Jesus Christ. We must never let anything come between us and our Savior."