ANGELS ON GUARD
Today’s Reading: Exodus 23-24
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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-four 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 altar, 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 our 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 paying taxes, whether I agree or disagree with government decisions. Your support for Crossroads is as vital for the future as it has been in the past. Crossroads360.com has six, 24/7, world-wide internet “channels” (you’ll find them along the top navigation bar – Everyday Life, Explore Faith, God Stories, Music, Kidspace, and News). Please pray! We all can maintain and expand Crossroads powerful ministry by praying, giving and working together. Jesus is our connecting link to God for prayer, and here’s a link for giving a secure on-line donation…click here. Crossroads needs all of us to help if possible in order to end the financial year with a solid foundation for the new year which begins this September first. Thank You! Thank You! Thank you!
Yours in thankfulness to God and to you,
P.S. Norma-Jean and I travel to Florida on September 3rd. God willing I’ll be taking up some responsibilities at Southeastern University and Norma-Jean and I expect to be entertaining students in the Theology and Communications Departments two evenings each week in order to mentor them in their faith in Christ, prayerfully encouraging them to rise to their full potential in academic excellence. For the information of readers of my blog in the USA, Crossroads is a 501c3 charity in the United States and issues tax receipts valid for charitable giving. We have opened a new USA office in Atlanta, Georgia. Here’s information for supporting the work of Crossroads in the USA and from the USA to the world (click here). A major expansion of Crossroads outreaches in the USA is launching the first week of September as 100 Huntley Street begins airing on GEB America, which is available to over 34 million households. Here are some details about where this channel is available in the USA (you can also watch the livestream of the channel online here). Crossroads needs your support to do this. God bless!!!