Thursday, July 5, 2018

A RIGHT ATTITUDE

Today’s Reading: Genesis 18-19

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Mount Sodom runs along the southwestern part of the Dead Sea, where Lot’s wife looked back from the mountain and was turned into a pillar of salt. It is most remarkable, because the mountain is made almost entirely of halite, or rock salt. It is approximately 8 km long, 5 km wide, 742 feet (226 m) above the Dead Sea, yet 557 feet (170 m) below sea level.

Key Verse: Genesis 18:17

And the Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing…”

 

Before judgment, God always gives an opportunity for mercy. Abraham interceded with the Lord, asking Him to spare Sodom, and He finally settled on ten righteous people who would be sufficient to protect the city from destruction. Lot probably had at least that number in his household. However, only Lot, himself, was found to be righteous. God reveals His plans to someone so that they can pray fervently and give warning of impending judgment. For example: Noah before the flood; the increasing severity of the plagues before the final judgment on Egypt; the warnings of Jesus Himself before the destruction of Jerusalem, and others that I could mention. Abraham’s attitude (NIV) or mind (NKJV) was for mercy and not judgment. He experienced mercy himself in the promise of the birth of a son with his wife Sarah.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord, I intercede through the Person of Jesus Christ, Your Son and my Saviour. I pray for the protection of people everywhere. I pray for all to open their hearts to Your mercy shown in sending Your Son to save them. I pray for the soul-winning outreach of the ministry sponsoring this Blog, Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. I pray for Lorna Dueck, our Chief Executive Officer, and for all who work with Crossroads, in order to bring men, women, boys and girls to Yourself. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

The cause of protecting humanity’s oldest covenant, “marriage between one man and one woman,” has moved me deeply. First of all, with permission from the owners, I did several focus groups about same-sex marriages with mechanics at garages during their lunch hour. When I asked them about “marriage” they would talk about their parents and grandparents, and even their own marriages. Then one of them would say something like this, “#*@!!, I guess marriage doesn’t mean anything anymore.” I went into prolonged prayer most of one night, and I believe God said to me, “You must not go public on this issue unless you have the ‘attitude’ which Abraham showed toward Sodom.” I believe God gave me a gift of a loving approach to all who support same-sex unions, while standing firmly for traditional marriage. According to Jesus, one man/one woman is God’s plan (Matthew 19:4-6). When God’s purposes are deliberately violated, the human family eventually brings judgment upon itself. I pray fervently for God to hold back judgment and to continue to extend mercy.

Yours because of His mercy,

David

 

5 thoughts on “Thursday, July 5, 2018

  1. It appears we must love everyone according to their own mindset. Just curious what God will do with those who have the wrong mindset after they go to meet him in Heaven. It’s so obvious God does not want us to stop trying to bring others to Him.
    I believe He does have tragedies happen to bring people together in prayer as in the boys and coach trapped in the cave in Thailand etc. So praying for a safe and joyful reunion with their families and friends, here on earth and soon. God bless all saints and those who will one day become saints.

  2. Joining you in prayer Lynda and Ger, that our Lord’s Will be done on earth
    as it is in heaven, Amen!
    Our God is good and His Mercy Endures Forever! Thank you Jesus!

  3. Amen Joy, also agreeing with Ger and Lynda: For many to come to salvation before its too late!
    Praying also for a quick and safe rescue for those boys and their coach and for those working to rescue them! Thank you Father, in Jesus Name I pray, Amen!!!

  4. Hi everyone, have not posted for some time….God’s Word, the Bible states who will go to Heaven, if a someone is going down the wrong road, they may not inherit Heaven……I am a sinner, I confess daily as we should, I pray that I will have repented before I go to Heaven…
    Yes, we need to pray for all peoples and leaders and all countries, it helps me to remember that GOD KNOWS ALL, SEES ALL AND HEARS ALL, ALL THE TIME, EVERY DAY
    A man is till missing in my town, last seen was June 22, prayed the Lord’s Prayer with him, he then left to find a place to camp and sleep, have not seen since….
    I pray I will see something happening soon…..
    Blessings to all….

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