Devotional Thought for Today – 10/27/2020

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PSALM 7 

CONFIDENCE 


Psalm 7 is all about Confidence or Faith in God. It is not dumb or blind faith (as the picture above depicts) but one based upon a solid relationship with the creator God. 

David is under attack from Cush the Benjamite and sings this song of lament to the Lord praying for justice and refuge all the while having confidence in the Lord’s provision. 

One can break it down this way: 

v.1-2 David’s plea for help  – he goes directly to God for his refuge and justice, knowing man can not solve his problems. 

v.3-5 David’s plea of innocence – before the one judge that really matters David says I am innocent of all Cush is pursuing me for. Note verse 5 where David says if it is not so let my enemies overtake me.  How many of us would pray that?

v.6-7 David’s plea for God’s  intervention  – God help me, please

v.8-10 David’s defends himself – by imploring God’s own justice (righteousness) 

v.11-13 David’s confidence in God’s judgement – David uses the common analogy of weapons of war to describe the judgement of God

v.14-17 David describes man’s wickedness – From the beginning (conceived at birth)  man is evil 

v. 17 David praises God – The outcome is not declared but David’s confidence in God (Yahweh used here meaning the most high, supreme ruler) giving a positive response is based upon  God’s righteousness. 

We all come under attack at different times in our lives. Sometimes it is our own fault due to sin, many times it is just a lack of spiritual activity that opens the door to worldly influences. 

Whenever or whatever the  trouble comes from, the one constant is God. He is immutable a constant source of justice, strength, shelter and confidence for all His people.

If you are experiencing “life’s problems”  and what to know more about how you too can be like David, finding consolation and peace even in these times I encourage you to reach out to a Bible Based Church in your area.  If you need help finding one contact us here we would be glad to help. 

 

First Chief Justice – John Jay

COULD YOU IMAGINE THE LEFT’S RESPONSE TODAY! 

American Minute with Bill Federer

First Chief Justice – John Jay: His Faith & Judicial Philosophy

The First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, appointed by George Washington, was also President of the American Bible Society.
Who was he? John Jay, who died MAY 17, 1829.

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Devotional thought for Today – 10/26/2020

 

Jesus, Friend of Sinners: But How?

Luke 19:1-10

Sinners at the Table

Think of the most untrustworthy people in today’s society, and you have the image of  Zacchaeus, back in Jesus time. He was a chief tax collector,  was rich and that made him the most unliked of individuals. 

Jesus had no issue with sinners like Zacchaeus, in fact as v.10 points out it was His very reason for coming to earth. Yet so many evangelicals today from upon or look down upon those wrapped up in sin.  Here let us look at one group. 

When I was a kid we used to joke that used car salesmen were the most unreliable folks around, you NEVER trusted them. Today I would say it’s politicians. As crazy as that seems considering they are ELECTED representatives, they are also disliked and distrusted by the majority of folks. 

 So what can you an average citizen do? Be active, first and foremost vote, they are elected after all.  Second get involved be more like Jesus and go to meet and greets, or invite them to your local neighborhood gatherings to break bread. Get to know them and let them get to know you and how you feel about issues.  

Many need to be educated (nicely) about on the matters that mean so much to us as Christians.  Certainly we want to be a light, by not gossiping and spreading rumors, by pointing out and encouraging them to do their jobs in a biblical manner.

This is our duty, as Jesus points out in v.10 –  For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. A remarkable expression-not ‘them,’ but ‘that’ which was lost [ to (Greek #3588) apoloolos (Greek #622)]; that is, the mass of lost sinners. Zaccheus was simply one such; and in saving him, Jesus says He was not going out of His way, but just doing His proper work. He even explains why He waited not for Zaccheus to apply to Him; because, says He, ‘My business is to seek as well as save such.’ Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Unabridged

Socialism Warning: “A government big enough to GIVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU WANT…

American Minute with Bill Federer

Socialism Warning: “A government big enough to GIVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU WANT is a government big enough to TAKE FROM YOU EVERYTHING YOU HAVE”-President Ford 

Born on JULY 14, 1913, he was named Leslie Lynch King, Jr., till he was renamed by his stepfather

He was renamed Gerald Rudolph Ford.

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God, My Trust

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

God, my Trust,
my Assurance, my Certainty,
You bring into my life
understanding and clarity.

For Your Word is precise,
detailed and clear . . .
how to obtain eternal
joy, bliss and cheer.

God, my Trust,
my Reliance, my Confidence,
in You I have found
a faithful dependence.

For nothing is impossible,
with You all is achievable
through Your mighty power
all things are conceivable.

God, my Trust,
my Salvation, my Sureness
Your mercy for me . . .
is out of Your Goodness!

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Psalm 13:5

But I have trusted
in thy mercy;
my heart shall rejoice
in thy salvation.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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Who am I that God should be so mindful of me?

This Psalm v.4-8 is quoted in Hebrews 2:6-8.The Psalm reminds us of our value considering God could of kept dominion over the earth for Himself.

The Whole Armour Of God

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Who am I that God should be so mindful of me?

(Frank Hall)

“What is man that You are mindful of him?” Psalm 8:4

What is man that God should even look in his direction? Who am I that the infinite, glorious, triune God should glance my way–much less be mindful of me?

Beloved in Christ, understand that your God is without a doubt ever-mindful of you. He has . . .
  numbered every hair on your precious head,
  appointed the bounds of your habitation, and
  determined the very second of your death. 

He . . .
  bottles your every tear,
  knows your every sorrow, 
  records your every work, and 
  remembers every cup of cold water given in His name. He is deeply concerned for your immortal soul, has purposed to do you good, and has staked His glory on your everlasting salvation…

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Sunday Sermon Series – Proverbs 14

Mark Conner's Space: Proverbs 14

PROVERBS 14 

The book of Proverbs was designed to help us in “attaining wisdom and discipline; in understanding words of insight; in acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; in giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young.” On Track Devotions 

Proverbs 14 is no exception, made up of 35 separate sayings or insights is is a wealth of knowledge for those who open their hearts and minds to the Holy Spirit. 

Some of my favorite are: 

v.7 Leave the presence of a [shortsighted] fool, For you will not find knowledge or hear godly wisdom from his lips. 

Do not have fellowship (close or deep relationships) with fools who mock sin. Nothing beneficial for your spiritual maturity can come from it.

v.14 The backslider in heart will have his fill with his own [rotten] ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his ways [the godly thought and action which his heart pursues and in which he delights].

Those who claim or have claimed to know Christ but fail to act like it are living Burger King Theology.  They want God their way, while True Christians  find satisfaction in following God.  

v.31 He who oppresses the poor taunts and insults his Maker, But he who is kind and merciful and gracious to the needy honors Him.

If we oppress or ignore the poor in our midst we insult God. Now a word of caution this is not referring to the “Social Gospel” that has become so popular. This is referring to taking care of the needy within our household first, congregation next and then our neighbors as was the custom in O.T. times and as the first century church in Act continued. 

v.34 Righteousness [moral and spiritual integrity and virtuous character] exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.

Righteousness on both ends of the nation, that is its Government (elected representatives and the people. But where sin, immorality unethical acts etc. abound the nation is a disgrace before God. 


SERMON

How a Man’s Conduct Comes Home to Him

Charles Haddon Spurgeon,  May 16, 1875 

Scripture: Proverbs 14:14

From: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 21


Other Resources

Christian Charity Enforced – by Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)

Includes reference to Proverbs 14:31

 

 

How Chuck Colson Thought Abortion Would Ultimately End

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Today’s BreakPoint: How Chuck Colson Thought Abortion Would Ultimately End

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…“This,” Chuck concluded, “is the way the abortion war will ultimately be won: through Jesus Christ changing hearts, one by one. No amount of political force, no government, no laws, no army of Planned Parenthood workers, can ever stop that. It is the one thing absolutely invincible…

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