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:
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A great message today. I do wonder, however, how to relate to Romans 13: 1 – 7 when there are leaders like Putin. It’s so important to pray for God’s choice of leaders. I’m thinking that people who never considered God are, during difficult times, turning to God. I pray they will find the True and Living God Who loves them. He will help & direct their path. Many from Ukraine are being rescued & a good number are (or have already) come to Canada.
In agreement with your comments Doreen.
Have a blessed day.
Thank You, Father, for this day. Have Your good way in all this world, Father. We know there are so many things to praise You for, so let that praise arise in all Your people everywhere.
At the same time, we know there are so many hurtful things that need Your attention, Lord, so we commit these things into Your hands, asking You to please help!
Keep on sending Your Holy Spirit to lead, guide, teach, comfort, and convict all people everywhere. Bring us into that place of rest in You, so what we do and say come from Your heart.
Have Your way, Lord, in Jesus’s great name, amen
Yes, Lord, yes to all the above.
Amen to all above. Nan