Saturday, August 25, 2012

ANGELS ON GUARD

Suggested Reading: Exodus 23-24

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Two Cherubim kneel on top of a replica of the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies at Timna National Park located in the Jordan Rift Valley. Also, Cherubim are seen on the veil that divides the Holy of Holies from the Holy Place.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

 

Key Verse: Exodus 23:20

Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.

Obviously, God encourages the creation of sculptures, like the Cherubim in Reynold’s picture, but bowing before them and worshiping them is wrong. Exodus 23:19 is the basis for the entire “Kosher” food system of observant Jews today. The religious Jews have taken a simple command not to boil a calf in the milk of its mother and expanded it enormously. We need to be careful to avoid such a religious trap. Again we read (24:4) “early in the morning.” It’s not that we earn brownie points by rising early to seek God; it’s an indication of fervency for God to which He responds. Seventy-five people saw the God of Israel (24:10). What an awesome description of what they saw. Revealing Himself in this way was God’s initiative. Continue serving Him and He will do what He will do to reveal Himself to us in an infinite variety of ways. Jesus said, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). We must keep our eyes on Jesus!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, You are God and also the Messenger of God. Keep me in the way, and bring me into the place which You have prepared. Like Moses, I have built an altar. An altar can have many forms. Bless this one, Lord God, called “100words.ca.” Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I want to say thanks to those that have helped this almost computer illiterate person to do this two-year daily journey through the Holy Bible. This blog is sponsored by Crossroads Christian Communications Inc., a federally chartered non-profit charity in both Canada and the United States. Norma-Jean and I receive an official receipt for our giving to the ministry which we use on our income tax return. I enjoy directing some of the money, which would otherwise go to the government, in a different way…God’s work. In a sense, the government is also God’s work. I read Romans 13:1-7 from time to time. It gives me a more positive attitude toward government, whether I agree with the decisions made or not. Your support for Crossroads is as vital for the future as it has been in the past. Seven, 24/7, world-wide internet channels launch this October 1st, God willing. Please pray! We all can do this. And give if possible. Jesus is our Link for prayer, and here’s a link for giving a secure on-line donation…click here.

Yours in thankfulness to God and to you,

David

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5 thoughts on “Saturday, August 25, 2012

  1. God will always lead us to to promised land when we are faithful. Keep your eyes firmly focused on Jesus and you won’t miss a step!

  2. The picture today is awesome….

    It is all about what Jesus has done, and is doing….. For He is the Faithful One…..

    so Lord we thank you now and in advance for your..finished work on the cross….and now in each one of our lives….as we journey towards Home
    Blessings to you and your family and all Crossroads …..for the time you invest in lives that so need to hear the Living Word…. His Love Letter to us….. He is in all our Tomorrows so we carry on…..Be still and know that He is God…..

  3. I am very grateful for this Blog & Crossroads. It has allowed me daily access to people of God & helps me to keep my focus on Jesus….Thankyou

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