Friday, August 12, 2022

PURPOSE

Today’s Reading: Exodus 7

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“On the way to the ‘old’ city of Jerusalem I saw this ‘new’ light rail train suspension bridge. Where are the train tracks? Down below, but I found the cables and sky far more interesting. It is designed to represent the harp of King David.” – Reynold

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Exodus 7:5

And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the children of Israel from among them.

 

God’s purposes will be carried out in His timing, with or without the willing co-operation of His people, and in spite of the opposition of His enemies. Please look up and read Psalm 105:26-36 where the plagues that came upon the Egyptians are capsulized. Pharaoh set himself to oppose God’s purposes. Pharaoh does not win this battle. I recommend also that we read Revelation 15 & 16. The plagues listed in Revelation are in the future and come upon mankind to fulfill God’s purposes. “God is Love” (1 John 4:8), and it must hurt Him far more than we can conceive when He must allow judgment, which people bring upon themselves, so that His purposes come to pass. As our Father, He knows what is best for His children, and He will do what is right for time and for eternity.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Lord God, I humbly ask for Your grace that I may fulfill Your purposes in obedience to Your will. I understand so very little about Your ways in which You do things; but I’m trusting You that “Your will may be done in earth as it is in Heaven.” I know that to do Your will cost Jesus of Nazareth His life. Whatever it takes, Lord, I’m Yours forever. I pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Reynold’s photo for today speaks to me of the fact that the Children of Israel made it to the Promised Land twice (in ancient AND modern times). The first time 40 years after their deliverance from Egypt and the second time after the demonic anti-semitism of Hitler and others. The first deliverance was 1400 B.C. approximately, and the second in 1948 A.D., when Israel became a sovereign state once again. I remember the first because at family devotions we read the words of Moses, and the second time I remember because we read the Ottawa Citizen newspaper and discussed the purposes of God for His ancient people (I was almost 12 at the time). When God asks in His Word that we should pray for something, I try to remember to do it. He tells us to “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem” (Psalm 122:6). That prayer is sure needed today!

Yours, praying for God’s will to be done in His way and in His timing,

David

10 thoughts on “Friday, August 12, 2022

  1. Thank You, Father, for being the Faithful One throughout all time. You are right, True, and gracious. You always have been, and You always will be. Give all Your children the grace to listen, heed, and obey You. Have Your way on Earth as in Heaven, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. Amen,Rob.
    ‘The tares and the wheat’…harvest time draws nearer.I did not fully understand this when I wrote it.God bless
    The Mountains Of The Lord

    His mountains shall be above all mountains,
    His house above Zion’s hills shall rest,
    For this is the pool of the golden fountain,
    His people,the chosen few and best.

    The rivers will flow to the shores of Zion,
    For the world will soon know this King,
    The proven Master we could rely on,
    The Shepherd worthy above everything.

    His exalted name will be widely praised,
    When He returns to vanquish the beast,
    And everywhere voices will be raised
    In celebration with His banquet feast.

    Let fair warning go throughout the land
    He will return with shield and sword
    And as Satan shall take his last stand,
    My Friend shall show that He is Lord.
    G W (Bill)Marshall /Nov 9,2012
    Ap 13,2020:I wrote this poem almost a
    year before I began reading the bible in
    Sept,2013 in Biblegateway via
    “100 Words” and only now do these
    words jump out at me from Micah 4:1
    ” In the last days
    the mountain of the Lord’s temple will
    be established as the highest of the mountains;
    it will be exalted above the hills,
    and peoples will stream to it. “

  3. Amen…agreeing in prayer with Rob and William and everyone.

    As David said this morning…God is Love, it must hurt Him far more than we can conceive to allow judgement to come.

    I read Rev. 15&16, and thought, how can mankind be so obtuse that they still cursed God even as the plagues came upon them.
    Oh Lord I pray for Your mercy and grace for us all.

    Beautiful poem Willian, thank you!

  4. So much to take in today. We are in pearliest times but our God is Trustworthy and Faithful. Thank You Lord. Wonderful poem, William. Blessings all. Please continue to pray for Kevin (my faithful son) who is suffering from Covid. Thank you.

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