Tuesday, August 25, 2020

 ANGELS ON GUARD

Today’s 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-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. 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. Thank You! Thank You! Thank you!

Yours in thankfulness to Crossroads and your support to do this. God bless!!!

David

17 thoughts on “Tuesday, August 25, 2020

  1. Amazing photo of the replica of the Ark of the Covenant; proof of God’s instruction to Moses. Praying David’s prayer, this morning. We are in Your presence and ever grateful for Your direction of our lives, just as You guided Moses and the people of Israel. “See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your rebellion, since my Name is in him” (Exodus 20:20-21). Since Your Name is in the Angel You sent to guide Moses and the Israelites, we all have been protected, directed and blessed. How profound is that reality?! Thank You for Your deliverance, Lord God!! Melting in Your Holy Presence, our Heavenly Father, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and to the sanctity of the Holy Spirit. Weeping with love for You, and feeling Your love. We love because he first loved us (1 John 4:19). Indeed!! Wishing all saints a blessed day in the Lord.

    And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” Isaiah 6:3 ESV

    Matt Maher – Lord, I Need You (Official Lyric Video)
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  2. It is always good to hear from you Beverlee in the mornings. I get much encouragement from you. Matt Mahers , Lord I need you, is just the prayer I needed this morning.
    God bless all dear saints today.

  3. Amen Beverlee, Nan and Doreen. Am thinking there is still one thing to remember: God is greater than Covid-19 so we can still look and seek His face to get direction. Amen?

  4. True and ultimate justice is only found in You, Lord. Thank You for that. On this Earth, we will never be able to be sure we are hearing “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth”. But, Lord God, You know. You told Moses, and he passed Your message on to us: “Be sure never to charge anyone falsely with evil. Never sentence an innocent or blameless person to death, for I never declare a guilty person to be innocent.”
    Please help all Your people to live productive and fruitful lives motivated by Your Life and Your Word. As David Mainse prayed so many times, give us the grace to be obedient to You. In Jesus’s great name, amen

  5. Agreed with David’s prayer. “Lord Jesus keep me in the way You have prepared for me”

    God Bless you saints of God. Amen

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