I think I would have been one of the ones who had a little trouble with the manna gathering. Most of the people of Israel did quite well at gathering up each day just what they needed for that day. But some of the Israelites tried to gather up extra. I don’t blame them.
The situations and circumstances in our life are not evidence of God’s favor and blessing. It is the way he enables us to respond to those situations and circumstances of life that demonstrate His hand on us.
No matter where we are in our walk in life, there are promises of God we can hang our hat on that are as good as gold.
It wouldn’t be worthy of respect if I could kick the dog without fear of retaliation. In the same way, when we do evil or dishonor God, of course there will be consequences. The power and goodness of God demand it. By definition, we should and do have a fear, a healthy reverence of God.
It hurts to be shot in the heart by those we love and trust. Sometimes it is their fault (betrayal), sometimes it is ours (their reaction to the same), and sometimes it is just the circumstances of life or its ending that is shooting us in the heart.
If God calls me to something that is destined to fail, would I do it anyways?
God doesn’t just want to be Lord over the big things in our life. When death is staring us right in the face, it is easy to cry out to Him… What about those small things?
Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. (Philippians 3:13-14) Read: Isaiah 66:1-24, Philippians 3:4-21, Psalm 74:1-23, Proverbs 24:15-16 Relate: I had about a hundred dollars to my name when I left for Texas.…
What started as a minor panic turned into a full-fledged route. Two men came running in and thousands scattered in every direction.
Jesus spoke to demons and they fled. He spoke to dead girls and they sat up. He spoke to blind eyes, and they opened. He spoke to lepers and they were cured. He gave thanks to God and five thousand men (plus uncounted women and children) were fed from one little kid’s snack. Jesus speaks to sinners and they are forgiven. He is still speaking.