In My Hand

January 29 – Today’s Readings – Exodus 4-6 and Psalms 29

I love the simplicity of the way God works. Moses is trying to figure it all out (as we all tend to do) – and asks the Lord – “What if they don’t believe me?”He is very busy looking at his inadequacies and at the impossible task ahead of him. God answers – “What is that thing in your hand?”Of course, the “thing” in his hand was a shepherd’s staff – the symbol of his last forty years labor in the desert. This was not a symbol of authority, nor was it an object of royalty with which a man could command an army. The question “What is in your hand” is an all-important one because it points directly to the fact that Moses, at this point in his life, was nothing without God. What was in Moses’ hand was insignificant and God was about to change this man’s mundane existence into something that would help solve a big problem.Continue Reading

Deliverance

January 28 – Today’s Readings – Exodus 1-3 and Psalms 28
Welcome to Exodus!
Most scholars agree that the nation of Israel was in Egypt for generations. They had “evolved” from the status of favoured people under Joseph, to one of captivity and slavery after Joseph passed off the scene. Scholars tend to agree that by the time [...]

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Excessive

January 27 – Today’s Readings - Matthew 26-28 and Psalms 27
The Gospel of Matthew wraps up with some powerful life lessons. Let me draw your attention to one of them in Chapter 26:7 where a woman (no name) brings “very expensive” perfume and worships Jesus by pouring it out on Him.Her attitude is wonderful – her heart [...]

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Incentive and Disincentive

January 26 – Today’s Readings - Matthew 23-25 and Psalms 26
In the NIV translation, I counted the word “hypocrite” six times in Chapter 23.This does not include references to “children of hell, blind guides, blind Pharisees, whitewashed tombs, dead men’s bones, snakes, brood of vipers, condemned to hell, murderers, torturers and persecutors of the righteous”!

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Don’t Argue With The Author

January 25 – Today’s Readings – Matthew 20-22 and Psalms 25
I couldn’t limit my comments to only one section of the reading today, so bear with me as I ramble a bit.
First of all, NEVER argue with Jesus about His book! Wow did those religious guys ever get in trouble! What strikes me in all of [...]

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