Monday, August 20, 2012

August 20-26


Monday: Genesis 33
Tuesday: 1 Samuel 4
Wednesday: Psalm 58
Thursday: Isaiah 62
Friday: Zechariah 13
Saturday: Acts 26
Sunday Hebrews 2

7 comments:

Prairie Chick said...

gen 33. I liked the theme of forgiveness, reconciliation and the washing clean of all bitterness and resentment in this chapter. "Life can bring us some bad situations. We can feel cheated, as Esau did, but we don't have to remain bitter. We can remove bitterness from our lives by honestly expressing our feelings to God, forgiving those who have wronged us and being content with what we have." LAB

Prairie Chick said...

"People and churches often try to live on the memories of God's blessings. The Israelites wrongly assumed that because God had given them victory in the past, he would do it again, even though they had strayed far from him. Today, as in bible times, spiritual victories come through a continually renewed relationship with God. Don't live off the past. Keep your relationship with God new and fresh." LAB

This also brings to mind how we much teach our children to pursue and foster a PERSONAL relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ their Lord.

Prairie Chick said...

Psalm 58 this chapter made me think how I will have to give an account for how I live and what I live for. Also put in perspective that though we can be 100% transparent with God and ask for whatever we want (David's request for judgement on the unjust) God is God and He does what is right and when the timing is right.

Prairie Chick said...

Isa 62 Again we see here the theme of God being in the business of restoration, righteousness and the bestower of new names and a future, whatever our past. Beautiful.

Prairie Chick said...

Zech 13:9 "I will bring that group through the fire and make them pure. I will refine them like silver and purify them like gold."

a recurring theme in my life these days. Pressure creates diamonds.

Prairie Chick said...

acts 26:14 "It is useless for you to fight against my will."

I love that.

LAB >>Paul was more concerned for the the salvation of these strangers than for the removal of his own chains. Ask God to give you a burning desire to see others come to Christ- a desires so strong that it overshadows your own problems.<<

very convicting. we get so self consumed with our own lives and our own little worlds. the christian life is a missional life not a self absorbed life.


Lois said...

acts 26:14 "It is useless for you to fight against my will."

When I read this quotation in a comment, I couldn't remember reading it in the Bible. It turns out, it's different in the NIV Quest Bible, which says "It's hard for you to kick against the goads". (The LAB includes this version in a footnote.) When I read the notes that explain how an ox sometimes fought against and kicked this sharp pointed stick used to prod him, often injuring himself in the process, it gave the passage new meaning.