April 30, 2020
Word of the day: 16 Then they got rid of the foreign gods among them and served the Lord. And he could bear Israel’s misery no longer. Judges 10:16 NIV
Verses 11:16 can be a reminder to ourselves to stick to God daily. When things are good, stick with him. We often run off without him and not stay focused on him. Keep your eyes on him. When Joshua and Eleazar died, they wanted to share an important message. The fundamentals to have faith in God. Make wise choices; follow him, not other Gods. We can’t worship properly with sins and rebellion sitting in front of us. We can’t shackle up with the devil and expect God to pay the rent. Choose God to receive a covenant with him. The purpose is to step away for hostile practices around us that interfere with God’s plan. Do not do it alone; have accountability friends. Stay in the word, my friends. We have to stay informed about COVID19, and as scary as that can be, we stay educated so we can protect ourselves and stay encouraged because we are listening, not disobeying. Same thing with God. Stay equipped with the word, and you will be encouraged, and your faith will grow! Prevent issues in the long run by sticking with God. Throughout time, God shows us sympathy regardless of our situations. True love for all of us. See Isaiah 63:9. But God can only judge us; he is the only one that can punish. We do not punish others. When he hears our cries, he doesn’t look at us as we should only get the judgment. He sees our situations with love and gives us tough love to learn from our mistakes—what an amazing God.
Father, thank you for our fellowship. I pray we can stick to you, even when times are good. We have a hard time staying close to you when the weather is good. I pray we can stay disciplined and wise to focus on you every day. Thank you for your love. In Jesus’ name. Amen!