Saturday, August 25, 2018

 ANGELS ON GUARD

Today’s Reading: Exodus 23-24

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

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. Crossroads needs all of us to help, if possible, in order to end the financial year with a solid foundation for the new year which begins this September 1st. Thank You! Thank You! Thank you!

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

David

7 thoughts on “Saturday, August 25, 2018

  1. How awesome it must have been for Moses to be in the presence of God. I can almost literally feal the Love. Through the name of Jesus we have that privilege. Thank You Lord. Thank You.

  2. Idols

    If only we could see
    What our idols truly be,
    For blind are the eyes ne’er free
    Until they have called out to thee.
    GW(Bill) Marshall (2015)
    How the people must have felt just to speak with someone who had seen the only God and then passed that on to other generations.Wow !They,themselves,must have found it hard to believe what had actually happened…we can not imagine or perhaps we can only ‘attempt’ to imagine?
    Thank you for this blog.God bless

    Breath From God

    Each page is a breath from God,
    Each sentence is written in love
    And it will guide you as you trod
    On your journey home above.

    Let not fear plug up your ears
    Nor the beauty of its truth escape,
    For this truth dissolves all your fears
    And fills your heart with agape.

    To know the mind of the Lord
    Is the purpose of these words divine,
    So that you can wield His mighty sword
    To fulfill His just design.
    (G W) Bill Marshall/30 Nov, 2015

  3. Thank you once again for those who have responded to my very urgent prayer request again so I just pray God’s blessing on you and and thank you very much again it means the world to me God bless you all and have a great day amen

    • Lord we thank You that we are able to pray for one another! That’s very Biblical! Lord we thank You that You have provided for Marilyn in every way that she needs; we thank You Lord for this blessing
      in Jesus name we Pray AMEN!

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