THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS


DAILY DEVOTIONS

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The rains were relentless! The first floor of his house was already flooded. He was on the balcony of the second floor praying, when a man in a boat came by and offered him a ride. He said, "No. I'm waiting on the Lord to save me."

About an hour later, he was on the roof of his house praying, and another boat came by offering him a ride. He said, "No. I'm waiting on the Lord the save me."

A little while later, he was standing on the chimney above his underwater house, and a helicopter came by offering him a ride. He said, "No. I'm waiting on the Lord to save me."

He drowned!

When he got to heaven, he asked, "Lord, why didn't you save me?"
Jesus said, "Well, son, I sent you two boats and a helicopter!"

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Ps 36:9
For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
KJV

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On Monday, here in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, we received 15+ inches of rain in about 18 hours! That evening, I left Columbia early in order to reach Community Baptist in West Monroe (35 miles) for revival services. It's a good thing I left early! It took an hour and 40 minutes to drive that short distance in the pouring rain. All the roads out, except one, were closed - and that one was already under water in several places. For about 27 miles, driving was hazardous even at 20 or 25MPH!

Many of the homes were flooded. First Baptist of Columbia had just remodeled their sanctuary, and the entire building was flooded!

One of our good friends, an elderly widow lady, living on a small Social Security income, had a tree fall on her house. I was talking to her brother-in-law yesterday, and he said, "She was blessed! It was a big oak tree, and could have leveled her house. But when it came down, the lower limbs (which were huge) struck the ground first. And that slowed the tree down quite a bit."

There are times in our lives when human counsel, sympathy, even religious ordinances do not produce comfort! Life is NOT fair!

Sometimes, even when we are striving to live FOR our Lord, circumstances beyond our control bring disaster into our lives. And, perhaps we ask WHY?

Maybe it is to let us know that we are utterly dependent upon the Lord and not ourselves.
Maybe it is to drive us to our knees, acknowledging Him as "the Fountain of life!"

The "prodigal son" was never safer than when he was driven home to his father!
Jeremiah was never safer than when he was on his knees in the dungeon!
Elijah was never safer than when he went in despair to the wilderness and found that "still small voice."

Today, go to God in prayer, and give thanks! All your talent, skill, abilities, training, money, and even religious experiences are useless when you face the unfairness of life.

We must depend entirely upon Him as "the Fountain of life!"
In Him and in Him alone do we "see LIGHT!"

Love ya,
Bruce