Wednesday, April 13, 2022

THE ROADMAP or THE GPS

Today’s┬áReading: Micah 3-4

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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 places 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

6 thoughts on “Wednesday, April 13, 2022

  1. Father God, thank You for giving Your own Son for us. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for calling us to Yourself. Thank You for giving us the opportunity to be forgiven, to be made new. Fill all Your children with Your Holy Spirit, and help us to be like Micah, bold in You. Send out Your workers everywhere so You are exalted all over the world, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. Found this encouraging quote probably by Wi Fi:-):

    WISDOM FROM OSWALD CHAMBERS
    The great thing about faith in God is that it keeps a man undisturbed in the midst of disturbance.

    God bless all saints approaching this memorable Easter weekend.

  3. Blessings on all today. Thank You Lord for your sacrifice of Jesus and the guidance You give us from Your Word. I pray for Ukrainians wherever they may be. Comfort them Lord and open doors for them. Praying for families in stress and asking for protection from Covid. Protect and provide for your servants working out in the fields during the difficulties of these times, in Jesus Name, Amen and amen.

  4. For the 13th from “Prayer Map of Canada”
    1. Pray that, with God’s help, children and young people will be able to journey with hope towards the destiny God has for each of them.
    2. Pray for Newfoundland and Labrador.
    Pray for the leaders of the province, that God’s Spirit would influence them to act justly, serve with integrity and honour high moral standards. (1 Timothy 2:1-4)
    Pray for the churches of the province, that they would be lighthouses beaming forth the illuminating truth of God’s Word.

  5. Amen to the prayers. Lord be with all caught in the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine. Only You Lord can achieve peace for those countries. I pray Your love and guidance for all from the leaders to the refugees Lord. Be there for them .
    Please Lord also be with the leaders of our country Lord. Do not allow them to be influenced by Satan but to turn their hearts and mind to you Lord. Amen

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