THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS


DAILY DEVOTIONS

HI!

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Forgetfulness! It seems to come with age.

One man said he was on the stairs when he couldn't remember if he was going up or down. Was he going up to get something? Was he going down to do something?

He just sat down on the landing and sulked.

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Isa 49:14-16
14 But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me.
15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
KJV

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Have you ever felt that God had "forsaken" you? Circumstances became too difficult, and you wondered if God was even watching?

It's sad to say, but usually, that feeling comes on the heels of laxness on our part! When Israel and Judah felt God had forsaken them, it was because they had left off worship of Him and begun to pay more attention to idol worship (worship of things).

There's an old story about a man who was driving down the road with his wife of 40 years sitting in the passenger seat. She said, "You used to sit CLOSER to me!" He thought about that a moment and said, "Honey, I haven't MOVED!"

Neither has God moved! What an incongruous thought! He Who allowed His hands and feet to be nailed through, and died on Calvary's cross for our sins - has NEVER moved! He is the same "yesterday, today and forever!"

The very thought of God's driving desire for our complete salvation dwindling should make us BLUSH!

Take heart my fellow Christian - BEHOLD the Lord!
Behold Him in eternity before creation, planning your salvation.
Behold Him in creation, creating a human family through which He would descend.
Behold Him in preservation of that family, bringing full fruition to Calvary's plan.
Behold Him on the cross, dying for our sins.
Behold Him resurrected and ascended into glory for our justification.

Behold Him upon Whose hands are carved the indelible memory of His love for us!

"Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you." (James 4:8)

"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin (unbelief) which doth so easily beset us , and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." (Heb 12:1-2)

Love ya,
Bruce