December 21 “The goal, the source, the leech & His two witnesses”

two witnesses

With fire to devour their enemies, the power to shut heaven, turn water to blood, and strike the earth with plagues, His two witnesses will warn, preach, and prophesy during the first half of the Tribulation.

Today’s Readings:
Micah 6 & 7
Psalm 145.10-16
Proverbs 30.15
Revelation 11.1-19

 

Micah 6 & 7:

The goal of life: obedience from a pure heart

Chapter 6.6-8 is so important for us to remember:

6 With what shall I come before the LORD,
And bow myself before the High God?
Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings,
With calves a year old?
7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams,
Ten thousand rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
8 He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?

1 Samuel 15.22 says it this way:

“Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,
As in obeying the voice of the LORD?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
And to heed than the fat of rams.

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July 22 “A purse with holes”

Do you feel like your have a purse with holes? Have you put God on a back-burner? Could He be using circumstances to get your attention?

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Today’s Readings:
Ezra 5 & 6
Psalm 87.1-7
Proverbs 21.19-20
Acts 23.1-15

Ezra 5 & 6:

Priorities

The people who had come back enthusiastic and ready to rebuild the temple, had met some resistance and gradually quit doing God’s work and, instead, got busy with their own lives.

God used the prophets Haggai and Zechariah to stir and rebuke the people about their priorities. In Haggai 1, God said:

“‘Consider your ways! You have sown much, but harvest little; you eat, but there is not enough to be satisfied; you drink, but there is not enough to become drunk; you put on clothing, but no one is warm enough; and he who earns, earns wages to put into a purse with holes.’ Thus says the Lord God of Hosts, ‘Consider your ways! Go up to the mountain, bring wood and rebuild the temple, that I may be pleased with it and be glorified,’ says the Lord” (Hag. 1.5-8).

What about you? Do you need to consider your ways? Are your priorities God’s priorities? Have you gotten “too busy” to be concerned about the things of God? Could God be using circumstances to get your attention?

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