Thursday, January 24, 2019

GOD’S BOOKS

Today’s Reading: Joshua 9

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Jacob’s Well lies in the crypt of a modern Greek Orthodox church at Nablus in the West Bank. It is located at the entrance to a mountain pass between Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal (referred to in Joshua 8). It is often considered the most authentic site in the Holy Land, since no one can move a well that was originally dug more than 40 metres deep into solid rock almost 4,000 years ago. Jacob’s well is where Jesus asked a Samaritan woman for a drink and offered her “living water” (John 4:5-42).

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Key Verse: Joshua 9:14

Then the men of Israel took some of their provisions; but they did not ask counsel of the Lord.

 

The leadership of Israel once again, as in the case of the first attack on Ai, did not wait in prayer before God for His guidance. They were in the Promised Land. Everything seemed to be going their way. There was no more manna to eat. They had grown, purchased or confiscated a wide variety of food. While they never spoke the words to God, “We don’t need You anymore,” their decision about the Gibeonites showed an underlying attitude that resulted in Israel being deceived. This decision, without consulting the Lord, resulted in heartache for the people of God in the years to come.

We may want to read about those who did consult God before taking action (Hebrews 11:30-40). This list of God’s heroes starts in the book of Joshua. God’s list is becoming longer and longer with the names of those who listen to Him and do His will. Amen!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, when I stand before You at the judgment of believers, may I, by Your grace, find my name written in the Book of Life. As you spoke the name, “Mary” (John 20:11-16) just after rising from the dead, in the same way I’m anticipating the ultimate joy of hearing You say my name. Like those in Hebrews 11:39, grant that I may, “obtain a good testimony through faith.” Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I wonder if Jesus will have a new name for me. God changed Jacob’s name to Israel. Jesus changed Simon’s name to Peter. The Prophet Daniel writes of names written in God’s Book, as does the Apostle John in the Revelation (Daniel 12 & Revelation 21). I love the promise of God written in Malachi 3:16-18. A Book of Remembrance is being written “For those who fear the Lord, and who meditate on HIS NAME!” That is what I’m praying many more will do because of this blog. I hope that this message will be forwarded to others, and as a result, many more personal stories will be in God’s “Book of Remembrance.” YES!!!!! According to Malachi, all we must do to qualify for this Book is to fear the Lord, speak to one another, and the Prophet says, “The Lord listened and heard them.” As a direct result there is a Book of Remembrance. I think God writes, not on paper, but perhaps in cyberspace! I love to hear from those who read this blog.

Grateful with you that, by God’s grace, our names are in His book,

David

Underneath the Greek Orthodox church pictured above, visitors draw water from Jacob’s Well. Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions all associate this well with Jacob.

26 thoughts on “Thursday, January 24, 2019

  1. We cannot assume for that leads to pride. We must always remain humble and commune with God, placing our trust in Him. Oh, that all our names are in the Book of Remembrance. We glorify You Adonai and spread the seeds of Your love, Word of truth, salvation and forgiveness. Blessings fellow saints in the Lord.

    He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.
    Isaiah 49:29 ESV

    Jesus, all for Jesus, Robin Mark
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1Wa2msOq9c

  2. Amen, fellow bloggers. Thanks for your prayers yesterday Sah. I am trusting this weather will pass and we will have sunshine soon. Joshua was both a priest of Levi and a mighty military man; what a combination back then. Yes Lord give us a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit. Amen, so be it!

  3. Prayed David’s prayer!
    Lord I also pray that I would wait on your guidance more often. that is my desire, Lord.
    Prov 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.
    Prov. 3:7-8 Be not wise in your own eyes. Fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to your navel, and marrow to your bones.

    Praise the Lord, the sun is shining in this neck of the woods! I pray for you who experiencing stormy and cold weather. Keep warm in His Love.

  4. I just left my sister in long term care. She had a stroke today & can no longer speak. I stayed all day & prayed over her for God’s Perfect Will. I know she is looking forward to going home but it is a very sad time for me. She has been ill for many years

    • I am sorry to hear about your sister, Doreen, but glad to know that she is ready to meet the Lord in His perfect timing. I pray you will experience His beautiful comfort and peace at this difficult time.

    • So sorry to hear about your dear sister, Doreen. May the Holy Spirit comfort you with peace and may your sister’s suffering be short with the Lord’s mercy upon her.

    • Dear sweet Doreen; We know that God is with all of us always! He is with your sister; What is her name? We praise and thank God that we have very good places for our loved ones to live when they are not able to be on their own, we thank You Lord for this and we pray for the staff that they look after our loved ones as if they were their own family.
      we will pray for her in Jesus Name we Pray amen

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