Wednesday, April 13, 2016

THE ROADMAP or THE GPS

Today’s Reading: Micah 3-4

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

Bethlehem can be seen just over the first hill to the right. The metal barrier is for protection of drivers entering a tunnel that is under the ground to the right.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verse: Micah 4:2

Many nations shall come and say,

“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,

To the house of the God of Jacob;

He will teach us His ways,

And we shall walk in His paths.”

For out of Zion the law shall go forth,

And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

 

In yesterday’s reading there is a contrast between “Do not My Words do good to him who walks uprightly” (Micah 2:7b), and the twice-repeated word, “prattle” or “incessant babble” (Micah 2:6 &11). The consistent reading of God’s Word does us GOOD! We can’t avoid taking in “prattle,” but we can keep it to a minimum.

Micah 3 gives us an example of “prattle,” those “who chant peace” (Micah 3:5). Jeremiah writes of those who “Say, ‘peace, peace’ when there is no peace” (Jeremiah 6:14b). The Apostle Paul writes, “For when they say, ‘peace and safety,’ then sudden destruction comes upon them” (read 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11). Many peace activists must not realize that their starting point is all wrong. Micah 4 makes it clear that first we must take in “the Word of the Lord” (Micah 4:2b). As a result of God’s Word in the hearts and minds of people, God will rebuke “strong nations” and “they shall beat their swords into ploughshares…” (Micah 4:3).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, through Isaiah You told me that You would keep me in perfect peace when my mind is stayed or anchored on You! I pray for discipline to be consistent in my input of Your Word into my mind every day! As a result, You will give me personal peace. I will be a peaceful place in the midst of a world in turmoil. May Your peace spread through me to others. In the Name of “the Prince of peace,” Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’m using that mysterious thing to me called “WiFi” to write this blog. I understand it is facilitated by a satellite somewhere up above the earth. “Mabel” is the name I call the GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) person who gives voice instructions like, “Turn right in 100 metres,” etc. This is a great help in getting me to the place I want to go. God’s Word is like that. The scholars consulted by King Herod were able to pinpoint the place of the birth of the new King by reading from the Word of God (but I should wait 24 hours, as that’s in tomorrow’s reading).

Yours for hearing God through reading His Word daily!

David

9 thoughts on “Wednesday, April 13, 2016

  1. To Beth Morrison, from yesterday, 1 John is Thursday, March 24th.

    That photo is magnificent, great teaching about “prattle” and a good prayer, I hope everyone reads, David—thank you! But as for us, we are filled with power, with the Spirit of the LORD, and with justice and might, amen! We worship You, Lord Jesus—King of Kings, Prince of Peace! Amen! God bless ye merry saints.

    “…his name shall be called “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6b RSV)

    This is one powerful music video:

    No Longer Slaves, Jonathan and Melissa Helser, We Will Not Be Shaken
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxkNj5hcy5E&nohtml5=False

  2. We all need peace in this troubled world. Thank you Lord for being the Prince of Peace. I need that peace and strength today as I go out into the world. Thank you Jesus for making a way for me. Reading the Word daily David and prayed your prayer. Amen!

  3. A song written by my son Emil, age 13…at CFO Camp 1977:

    “Thy peace, thy peace, thy glorious peace
    That comes to us from above.
    Thy peace, thy peace, thy glorious peace
    second only to thy love.

    When you’re in a dark, dark alley,
    walking all alone, and the spirit of fear around you
    chills you to the bone..

    The Lord’s great peace will comfort you
    and then it shall be known
    That Jesus Christ is Lord of your life
    and you are not alone.

    The Lord’s great peace will comfort you
    and then it shall be known
    That Jesus Christ is Lord of your live
    and you are not alone!”

    Ph; 4:7 ” And the Peace of God which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus, Our Lord!”

  4. How right you are Pastor David “God’s Word will get to the place we want to go”…

    He leads us on paths of righteousness for His Names Sake!!! how special is that?

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