Friday, August 31, 2012
Follow the Instructions
11:24 pm edt
As we come to the last 2 chapters
in the book of Joshua. Here in Chapter 23 we see Joshua nearing the end of his life as he addresses the Leaders of Israel.
He gives them counsel to remember the Law of Moses and cling to the Lord's instructions. In making application we see our
need to cling to the instructions of our Lord in the Bible. Just as Israel failed to follow the instructions we too stray
form the instruction of the the Bible. The consequences are failure in out lives. It reminds me of many a toy I have had to
assemble at Christmas time. I resist the instructions to end up failing at assembling the toys correctly. In life we do the
same. Much time and heartache would be eliminated by just simply following the instructions. How about you? Do you follow
the Instructions of the Bible? Let us learn from the final words of Joshua and follow the Instructions of the Lord.
The Love of God
As we continue in Joshua we are making application of each day's text to our lives. Many applications
can be made from each days text. Today we see the Eastern tribes building an alter and
what catches my eye is verse 5 where Joshua restated a a message Moses gave the people of Israel in Deuteronomy: Obedience
should be based on a love for God. In making application we should let the love of God govern all that we do. Some today would
be as the Pharisees in boasting of following after God with the I am right and you are wrong attitude but the true Motivation
of our obedience to God should be love. A love to see His will done and the sinner brought to a place of repentance, forgiveness,
and righteousness. How about you? Is your obedience motivated by the Love of God? Let us learn from our text today and let
His Love motivate us in all we do.
1:10 am edt
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Lord's Timing
Today we continue in Joshua coming near to the end of this great book. Here in chapter 21 we see the cities given to the Levites and the Lord giving Israel peace. What catches my
eye is the detail given in the book to fulfill the Will of God. Some of the promises took years to fulfill but it "all
came to pass" in the Lord's timing. In making application we see that His Will is on His Timing. We tend to stress on
getting things done for the Lord but we need to be reminded that it is the Lord's Will, the Lord's Ministry, and the Lord's
Timetable. Our ways are not His ways so we must be patient and simply trust the Lord and wait for Him to Move. It reminds
me of our second home. We found the home we thought the Lord wanted us to buy. We prayed and went to put the contract on the
house to find our that someone else put a contract on it just hours before we did. We were confused, trusted the Lord, and
went on a family vacation. When we returned we stopped by the subdivision to find the same style house being built with a
basement in a better location. We bought the house and shortly there after we started this Ministry. We needed the basement
area for a print shop to print Bibles. We learned this principle in todays text to wait on the Lord. How about you? Are you
waiting on the Lord to answer a prayer or do a work in your Life? Let us learn form our text and Wait on the Lord for His
timing is Perfect.
11:52 pm edt
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
City of Refuge
Today we continue in Joshua chapter 20 with the establishment
of the cities of refuge in the Promised Land. A place established in the law by Moses in previous books of the old testament
under instruction of the Lord. Here a person killing someone unawares could escape the judgement of others. In making application
we see the Lord being our city of refuge. A place where we can run and escape the judgement of our sinful condition. It reminds
me of when I first found myself a lost sinner and I ran to that city of refuge which is Jesus-Christ my Lord. How about you?
Have you found that city of refuge for your sinful condition? Let us learn from todays text and run to our city of refuge.
11:16 pm edt
Monday, August 27, 2012
Support Your Pastor
We continue to walk through the Bible chapter by chapter, reading the text, defining its meaning,
and applying it to our lives. Today we continue to see the dividing of the Promise land
here in Joshua chapter 19 with Joshua getting his portion of the Promise Land. He had pick of the cities as a sign of appreciation
due to his devotion and faithful leadership. In making application we are reminded to honor and financially take care of our
leaders today. True Pastors and Ministers don't serve for financial gain. Unfortunately many are not supported so they can't
devote their lives 100% to serve since many have families that they have to provide for. When we support our spiritual leaders
we are really benefiting ourselves for we reap the fruit of their labor. How about you? Do you and your Church support your
Pastors and Leaders. Let us learn from out text today and the life of Joshua by supporting the leadership of the Church.
10:16 pm edt
Sunday, August 26, 2012
I hope everyone had a great weekend. As we start this week we continue here in Joshua chapter
18 and continue to see the Dividing of the Promised land. Today we see the beginning of the remaining land to be distributed
to the remaining 7 tribes by the casting of lots. What catches my eye is Joshua asking some of the tribes why they were not
posseesing the land they were given. In this section it wasn't a lack of faith but rather a slothfulness to do the work needed
to accomplish what was instructed of them. In making application we see the need to be diligent and not slothful when it comes
to our Christian lives. We must act on opportunities as the Lord opens doors. It reminds me of many I counsel that have lost
their jobs due to the down economy. They tell me they pray and have faith but when it comes to filling out applications, making
contacts, sending resumes they tend to have a lack of activity. We must have faith but also follow the principals of seeking
and knocking to find answers when it comes to seeing the Lord work in our lives. How about you? Are you diligent in following
the instruction of the Lord? Let us learn from today's text and be diligent in following the instruction of our Lord
11:42 pm edt
Friday, August 24, 2012
A Step of Faith
Here in Joshua chapter 17 we we continue to see the Dividing of the Promised land. Today we
see the contrast of Caleb and the 2 tribes of Joseph. Caleb taking what God gave him and following the Lord acted on what
was instructed while Joseph's descendents were afraid and did not drive out the Canaanites. In making application we see the
need to act on the instruction of the Lord. This is described as taking a "step of faith" or simply accepting what
the Lord says as reality then taking action as if it has already happened. It reminds me of my salvation when I heard the
Gospel I knew that Jesus had paid the price for my sin debt and I simply repented and received the free gift of salvation.
How about you? Have you taken a step of faith when it comes to your salvation? Let us learn from Caleb in our text today to
"take a step of faith" as it relates to every aspect of our Christian lives.
11:47 pm edt
Follow the Instructions
Today we continue in Joshua chapter 16 and in this section we continue to see the Dividing of
the Promised land. Today we see the double portion of the land given to Manasseh and Ephraim. What catches my eye is verse 10 where it is recorded, "they drave not out the Canaanites" as they were instructed
when they received their land. The failure to follow all the instruction of the Lord will cause many problems in the upcoming
book of Judges. In making application we see the need to follow the Lord's Word 100%. Many today will see how little they
can get by with as it applies to their needs but the Lord knows all and gives us instruction for the present and the future.
It reminds me of teaching my kids to drive. I tell them to use their mirrors but to always check their blindspots. They have
missed a couple of close calls due to not following our principles today of following all the directions. If it is in the
Bible it needs our attention and obedience. How about you? Do you tend to not follow all the instruction of scriptures? We
can't pick and choose for the Lord knows all and instructs us in all things through His word. Let us learn from todays text
to follow all the instruction of the Bible.
12:29 am edt
Thursday, August 23, 2012
God knows everything we do
Today we continue in Joshua chapter 15 and in this section we continue to see the Dividing of
the Promised land. Today great detail is given to carry out the instructions of the Lord as it relates to the distribution
of the promise land. What catches my eye is this detail and recording of the reward of this faithful generation of Israel.
In making application I am reminded that the Lord is a Lord of detail and keeps records of all we say and do. At the judgement
all who's names are recorded in the Book of Life will be granted access to Heaven. God is not some God way off in Heaven leaving
us to ourselves not knowing what we are doing. He knows what we are doing. It reminds me of Christmas time as a child. As
a mischievous child I would look for the presents hid before they were wrapped and placed under the tree. Later in life I
would find out my parents knew exactly what I was doing to the point it limited them in what they bought. I thought I was
getting away with something but they knew everything. Our Lord is the same in knowing everything we do even before we do it.
How about you? Do you see that the Lord knows everything we do? Let us learn from todays text knowing that our God knows all
that we do.
12:18 am edt
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Staying Faithful in a Bad Situation
Many Applications can be made from each days text. Today we continue in Joshua chapter 14 and
in this section we continue to see the Dividing of the Promised land. Today Caleb gets his mountain after 45 years of waiting.
What catches my attention is the patience and faithfulness of Caleb and Joshua. They were willing to go into the promise land
40 years ago but due to the unfaithfulness of Israel they suffered from their decision. God is faithful to them and they are
rewarded in the end. In making application many people are placed in situations due to the decisions of others. Spouses, Parents,
Authorities, Church members, and others sometimes place us in situations that go against the Lord. Consequences of their bad
decisions seem to affect us but if we are faithful the Lord, then He will bless us in the end. It reminds me of boss I have
had that placed my career in a holding pattern because of his bad judgement. In the end he lost his position and I received
a promotion. God was faithful to me as I remained faithful to my authority and the Lord. How about you? Have you been placed
in a situation that is beyond your control? Let us learn from todays text and Joshua and Caleb staying faithful for in the
end we will receive our reward.
10:23 pm edt
Monday, August 20, 2012
A Payday Someday
Today we continue in Joshua chapter 13 and in this section we see the Dividing of the Promised
land. After 7 years of battle Joshua dismisses the Army and starts the distribution of the land to the precise instruction
that God gave Moses. What catches my eye today is the reward that comes to those who obey. In making application we see a
reward coming to those who follow Christ in Heaven someday. I thank the Lord for saving me and I serve Him because I love
Him and don't focus on the rewards but the truth is there is a reward coming to saints of God. Just as our text today those
who are saved and faithful will get rewards that we can place at the feet of our Savior in Heaven. How about you? Do you see
the rewards we will receive one day. Let us learn from todays text and realize there where be a payday someday.
11:31 pm edt
Faith in God's Word
I hope everyone had a great weekend. Today we continue in Joshua chapter 12 and see a review
of the nations Israel defeated over a 7 year period. It is an awesome display of power
of God as a nation of little military strength defeats these of greater size, strength. and might. What catches my attention
is the faith of this generation of Israel verses the former. The same victory that was given here was available to the former
but their lack of faith at what was promised caused them to missout. In making application I wonder what we are missing today
because of our lack of faith at what the Lord has promised us in His Word. How many victories are we missing because of lack
of faith? In our text we see Israel doing the impossible and that same power is available to you and me. How about you? Do
you see the power available to us through our faith in His Word? Let us learn from our text today and have Faith in God's
12:49 am edt
Friday, August 17, 2012
Doing Our Part
We continue to make application of each day's text as we walk through the Bible Chapter by Chapter
and Day by Day. Today we see the Lord again giving Joshua and the nation of Israel victory over the Northern Kings in our
text today in chapter 11 of the book of Joshua. What catches my attention is this great display of power and domination in
the total team effort of the Isreal defeating its enemies. Out numbered, outsized and overmatched we see the Lord granting
victory every step of this 7 years of overtaking this land. In making application we
see the Lord giving victory to Israel as individuals due their part in serving the Lord. We as Christians do not have to do
it all - but rather - do our obedient part in the work of the Lord. It reminds me of why the Lord established His Church.
Now the Body of Christ can Minister to the whole world. As the Body is obedient - the work of the Lord is accomplished. How
about you? Do you see you part in the Body to Minister to others? Let us learn from todays text and do our part, being obedient
in the work of the Lord.
11:27 pm edt
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Power over All
10:38 pm edt
Making application today we
see the Lord giving Joshua and the nation of Israel victory in our text today in chapter 10 of the book of Joshua. What catches
my attention is verse 13 where it says "The Sun stood still" which gave Israel extra time in the day for victory.
We see that if we follow the Lord that He has power of time and nature to fulfill His Will. The Red Sea and the Jordan River
are a couple of many examples in the Bible of the Lord having this power. In making application we see that if you have a
need - and it is the Lord's Will for Him to Intervene - Then nothing can stop our Lord. Not time, space, not natural law,
He is Lord of all so nothing is out of His Reach. So in my life and yours - No matter what we face - God Can Do the Impossible
if it is His Will. This truth should strengthen our faith, our obedience, our prayer life, our attitude, and our outlook on
life. No matter what you face - God Can. How about you? Do you see the power of our God? Let us learn from our text today
and realize that the Lord has Power Over All.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Each day we make an application from our text. Meaning, we make decisions upon the truths taught
in the Word of God. Here in our text today we continue in chapter 9 of the book of Joshua where Joshua has to deal with more
enemies of God. The southern kings made and alliance and made a direct attack against Israel while the people of Gibeon trick
Joshua making a treaty on false pretenses. In making application we see as the Children of God we will face opposition of
the direct nature and the indirect nature of trickery. It reminds me of being a manager in my twenties. I had an employee
that earned my confidence by working hard an going the extra mile. I promoted him to Asst. Manager to have him steal the deposit
one night. He had tricked me by gaining my confidence and caught me offguard but if I had examined him closer I would have
seen some small character flaws in his life. In our Christian life we must look for subtle hints that gives evidence of the
the tricks of the enemy. Joshua was to not make treaties and although it seemed logical at the time - he should of obeyed
this principle of the Lord. When we make decisions apart from Biblical Principles we put ourselves in a venerable place also
just as Israel did. How about you? Have been tricked by the enemy? Let us learn from our text today and be aware of tricks
by following Biblical Principles.
10:26 pm edt
Victory over Sin
8:04 am edt
When the act of sin has been committed, it brings forth death:
death of self-respect and death of feelings. It will also bring despair, anger, helplessness, hopelessness, guilt, condemnation,
and vows never to do it agian. It is a horrible price that satan and his demon exact upon those deceived.First they lead you
into sin; then once committed they condemn and attack you for being weak and despic...
able. Once the act is iver and the lust of the flesh drained from you, we then begin to see
the sin more clearly for what it is. The remains are a horrible penalty for sin. During the temptation we are oblivious to
the consequences of the sinful choices, after taking the first step to act. Afterwards, they are in full view. As Solomon
laid out the presentation of sin, he described in riveting detail the consequences of giving in to sexual temptation.
we enter the beginning stage of remorse over a sin in our life, we often make certain promises to GOD vowing never to repeat
the same sin again. "LORD I promise I won't do this ever again!" As our eyes are opened to the reality of the horrible
emptiness and nature of her sin, we readily make such a vow; for, it is at this moment that we truly see our sin for what
it really is.
However, the p...
making such a resolution is that it stems from our own strength and determination to resist and overcome an evil. This sort
of "promise-keeping" will never endure future temptation in the same area. It is for this exact reason that we have
attempted countless times before to break the habit, yet to no avail.
We desperately need repentance. True repentance
comes when a person's heart has changed its outlook on sin. We will only quit sinful, destructive behavior when we have truly
repented of it in our heart. As we move closer to the heart of GOD, we begin to develop a "GODly sorrow" over our
sin. THAT'S WHEN CHANGE WILL HAPPEN, AND WE GET HELP FROM THE LORD.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Wrath of God
11:02 pm edt
Here in our text today we
continue in chapter 8 of the book of Joshua. In our text we see the victory of Ai as God grants victory after the sin of Achan
was uncovered. After the victory they build an alter and Joshua shares the law again with Israel. What catches my eye is the
wrath of God towards the enemies of God as thousands were killed. In making application we see that God is a God of wrath
along with being a God of love, mercy, and grace. Living in the Church age and the day's of grace I feel that people forget
who God truly is. Yes, God is a God of love, mercy, and grace, but God is the God of our text today who judges sin executing
judgement on sinners. Preaching this truth is frowned on in many Churches today but the lack of proclaiming the whole counsel
of God has created a society that thinks that God just winks at sin and those who reject His Son. The truth is: those who
die without Christ spend eternity in Hell. Those who are saved that choose to sin are disciplined. It reminds me of an article
I read of a famous comedian who once was a preacher and choose to quit to be a comedian and live a sinful lifestyle because
he said he was tired of the ministry. He even said in the article he new the judgement of God would find him one day. Shortly
after the article he died of a heart attack at an early age. It was if he announced the wrath and judgement of God that he
believed seem to find him. How about you? Do you believe that God still judges sin and sinners? Let us learn from todays text
and remembering the love of God along with his wrath.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Sin in the Camp
Today we continue to walk through the Bible day by day and chapter by chapter. Here in chapter
7 of the book of Joshua we see Israel coming off the victory in Jericho to go to a much smaller threat in Ai. The presence
of God was missing and they found themselves being defeated and the reason was the sin of Achan. Hiding spoils in his tent
which God told Israel not to do was a sin and Achan's sin caused the presence of God to leave Israel. In making application
we see the reality of sin in our lives causes the power and presence of God to be absent in our lives. The story reminds me
of a time early in my marriage where I knew to tithe but felt I couldn't due to our finances being so tight. What I found
is the "sin in my life" kept the power and presence of God from my business an finances. Once I repented and paid
my tithe I had my phone start ringing with business. It showed me the application of the day that sin hinders the blessings
of God in my life. How about you? Do you have known sin in your life? Let us learn from todays text and repent and keep sin
out of our life so the power of God can flow in our lives.
11:09 pm edt
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Faith and Obedience
I hope everyone had a great weekend. As we continue here in chapter 6 of the book of Joshua
we see Israel and the account of the victory of Jericho. In this familiar story we see the walls of city fall down when Israel
is instructed to march around this city 7 times with Ark of the Covenant representing the presence of God. Many applications
can be made from our text but what catches my attention is the unorthodox way the Lord gives victory. Which goes to show that
the Lords ways are not are ways. Israel simply had a need, looked to the Lord, and obeyed what He said by faith and the Lord
gave the victory. The same is to be done today. We are to acknowledge our need to the Lord. Look toward Him and obey His word
by faith. Seeing the Lord give us victory. The Lord has met my needs though many ways and many of these were unorthodox but
all continued and act of obedience and a measure of faith. The Lord did exampled this to me this weekend as my 9 year old
boy has a birthday and we had no funds to do what he wanted. We prayed and the Lord gave us free zoo tickets, My neighbor
gave us his favorite food, my brother gave him the toy he wanted, and I got paid from an unexpected source to cover the rest
down to the dollar. All of these were unorthodox but the Lord provided in a way only He could. Praise the Lord...How about
you? Do you see the Lord working in different ways in our lives? Let us learn from todays text and see that the Lords ways
are not always our way and we must respond to our needs with faith and obedience.
10:25 pm edt
Friday, August 10, 2012
Let the Lord Fight Your Battles
11:57 pm edt
Many applications can be made
from each days text. Here in chapter 5 of the book of Joshua we see Israel reaffirming its commitment to God.
The Canaanites were the fear
of Israel but now the Canaanites fear the nation of Israel because of the testimony and working of God. In making application
those who are saved will have opposition from the world. We can lash out at them in our flesh but if we are wise we can let
the Lord fight our battles. It reminds me of a time where I received an attack on our Ministry. I could have lashed back in
my flesh but I applied this principle and allowed the Lord to fight this battle. He did and looking back I see why the Lord
allowed this conflict. It taught me that Jesus is my reputation and the Lord will fight my battles. How about you? Do you
have those who seem to attack you for your faith? Let us learn from todays text allowing the Lord to fight my battles.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
11:16 pm edt
Today we continue in chapter
4 of the book of Joshua seeing the nation of Israel passing over the Jordan River the Lord instructs them to get 12 stones
from the riverbed. One for each tribe of Israel which were to be constructed to make an alter to remember what the Lord had
done and the victory the Lord gave them. In making application we see the need to also make memorials and to teach the generations
to come about the victories of the Lord. This was a problem for Israel and continues
to be a problem for us today. It reminds me of facing challenges that I pray about. When I pray and seek the Lord I am reminded
of the victories in the past which makes me think, "How could I forget that?" It reminds me of out text today and
the need to make a memorial remembering the victories in my life. Also my lack of making any memorial keeps my children from
seeing what the Lord can do. How about you? Do you see the need to make memorials when God gives you the victory? Let us learn
from todays text of the 12 stones lest we too forget God and the power of His Hand in our lives.
Parting the Waters
12:49 am edt
As we continue in chapter
3 of the book of Joshua we see the nation of Israel passing over the Jordan River. Israel passed on dry land as the river
was split in two again just like the red sea showing the other nations who is the God
of Israel. In making application we see Israel passing over with the Ark of the Covenant representing the presence of God.
It shows us that we need not get ahead of the Lord nor behind but should walk in His presence. If we do we will be in His
will having His power delivering us with every step. Looking at our circumstances can be deceiving but when we look toward
our Lord we experience the reality of His Power and Provision for our life. It reminds me of times in my life where I have
looked around at circumstances in my life and reacted instead of focusing on the Lord and allowing Him to part the waters
in my life, How about you? Do you see the importance in walking and focusing on the Lord with His timing provision. Let us
learn from todays text to walk with the Lord and let Him part the waters in our life.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Bad Start? Have Faith to Finish
Today we continue in the book of Joshua Chapter 2. Many applications can be made from each days
text.Today we see the story of the spies and Rahab with the amazing scarlet thread. Such faith has her mentioned in the the
new testament as a hero of the faith - although she was a prostitute. In making application we see that no matter what your
past has been your faith in Jesus-Christ will save you. Not only save you but God can use the most vial sinner to work in,
and through, to accomplish many great things for the Lord. It is not how we start the race but how we finish. It reminds me
of the Olympics and a bike race I watched recently. The leader was ahead of the pack and the announcers had already began
telling of his victory until in one of the last turns he lost control of his bike and crashed allowing a 40 year old competitors
to finish the race for the gold medal. It made me think of his faith to finish the race even though he did not look like he
had a chance to win. Rahab could of rejected the God of Israel but her faith and actions put her in the hall of faith in Hebrews
chapter 11. She started the race of life poorly but she finished it in victory. How about you? Do you feel like because of
your past that the Lord cannot save or use you? Let us learn from todays text and follow the example of Rahab to have faith
no matter how we started.
12:24 am edt
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Meditate on the Bible
Today we enter into a new book, the book of Joshua. Now that Moses has passed away and it is Joshua who will
lead Israel into Canaan, the Promise land. Joshua picks up right where Moses left off teaching Israel the importance of faith
and courage. What catches my eye is verse 8 which states we are to meditate on the Word of the Lord day and night with the
promise of success and prosperity. In making application we see the need to continually dwell on the Bible. When we dwell
we don't forget God's wisdom and the decisions we make are met with the wisdom of the Lord. It reminds me of being a young
adult and not dwelling on the Word the way I should. I made decisions based on my own reasoning verses seeking the Lord. I
bought things with credit instead of following Biblical principles that left my life in a poor financial standing with a large
amount of debt. Fortunately, with the help of the Lord, I learned His Word and now dwell on the Bible and apply the scriptures
to my decisions. As a result the Lord has blessed me with wisdom in tough times. How about you? Do you meditate on His Word
especially when it comes to decisions? Let us learn from Joshua and our text today to meditate on the Bible
12:51 am edt
Sunday, August 5, 2012
No Respecter of Persons
I hope everyone had a great weekend, our daily devotions are sent Monday-Saturday and we send our video Church
Services on Sunday. Today we see the end of the life of Moses who the Lord used to pen the first 5 books of the Bible commonly
called the books of the Law.
10:39 pm edt
What catches my eye today is that God is no respecter of persons. Moses was chosen to pen these books, spoke to God
face to face (Ex 33-11) was chosen to teach this new generation the law and walked with the old generation as they chose to
reject God. Still with all he did he was not allowed to go into the promise land and was buried in Moab due to his sin. (Num
20:12) God called Moses his friend but still had to judge his sin due to His holiness. In making application I am reminded
that even today that God judges sin even if we do great things in His name. it reminds me of a pastor that had led many to
Christ and choose to enter into a sinful relationship. He lost his Church although he had done such a great work for the Lord.
Reminding us again that God is no respecter of persons. Your sin will find you out. You will suffer the consequences of your
sin even if you are saved or do a tremendous work of the Lord. How about you? Do you understand that even if you are saved
and if you sin - God will judge your sin? Let us learn from today's text and the life of Moses and be reminded that God is
no respecter of persons and God will judge our sins.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Many applications can be made from each day's text. As we come to the end of the book of Deuteronomy we see
Moses blessing the tribes. Here he gives different blessings to different tribes due to their unique talents. In making application
we see the Lord blessing us with different talents within the body of Christ. Some within the body question God on the talents
they receive asking Him why they don't have the talents that others receive. God has a plan for your life and blesses us accordingly.
It reminds me when of my youth as I loved basketball and wanted to play at a professional level. As others grew taller and
stronger and as I played in college I found out that the Lord had not blessed me in the area of basketball at a higher level.
It made me jealous of others who received the physical talents of the Lord that I didn't attain. Looking back I see that basketball
was not Gods' plan for my life. He has blessed me in other areas that coincide with my life. So how about you? Are you dissatisfied
with the talents God has given you or the ones you don't poses? Let us learn from today's text and embrace the talents God
gives us as we follow His Will for our lives.
11:42 pm edt
Thursday, August 2, 2012
As we come to the end of the book of Deuteronomy we see the final address to the people of Israel
instructing them to avoid the mistakes of the past. Moses is told of the Lord that he is about to die and what catches my
eye is His instruction to not forget the Law and to teach it to their Children. In making application I too see the need to
read, learn, and teach the Bible. It reminds me of this devotion I do here. The Lord instructed me to do this devotion for
others as a form of discipleship for others. What it has done is discipline me to read, teach, and apply scriptures on a daily
basis. It encourages me to encourage you to teach others the Bible. How about you? Do you read, learn, and teach the Bible?
Let us learn from todays text and one of the final instructions of Moses to Read the Bible and Teach it to others
11:49 pm edt
As we make application from each day's text today we see a new and final address to the
people of Israel as he prepares for a change in leadership and his last days. Moses commissions Joshua, and records the laws.
What catches my eye is the reoccurring statement of being strong and of a good courage in the midst of change. In making application
we are in a changing world with the need to have faith, be courageous, be strong, and make a stand. It reminds me of the recent
controversy of Chick-fil-a as they have taken a stand and are being courageous in the midst of a changing world. It might
not be politically correct but is a Biblical Stand which cause people to think about what the Bible says. How about you? Are
you willing to take a stand in a lost world? Let us learn from todays text and be strong and of good courage.
12:09 am edt
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Invitation to All
1:19 am edt
Today we finish the new Address from Moses, his 3rd in this book, to this new generation of Israel. A Call for Commitment
to God. In our text today we cover returning to God and the choice between life and death. In this passage we see that God
wants all to come come to repentance. In making application we see how God loves all and it is us who reject Him and His free
pardon of sin. What a call to humanity. It is the - Whosoever will - that will have their sin pardoned. It reminds me of being
a child an playing a game to have someone else choose teams. As my friends were chosen it was me who failed to get an invitation
to join the team. The opposite is true with our Lord. Call upon the Lord and he will allow you to join His team. How about
you? Have you responded to the Gospel? Let us learn from today's text and see God's invitation to all..