Sunday Rest and Reflection!

Greetings!  Another week is over and a day of rest and reflection is upon us!  Hopefully, you are spending part of this day with God’s family in a place of worship!  God redeemed us from slavery to sin to lead a life of worship!  We are to worship personally and corporately.  We come together to encourage each other and to meet with the family of God and prepare for a week of ministry and witness. We come together to hear the Word of God preached and taught by those with gifts for the body.  The gifts in the body help us to become equipped to do the work God has for each member of the family.  (Ephesians 4:11-16)

This week has been an interesting look at Moses as an elder and prophet sharing his heart at the very end of his ministry and time here on earth.  He is strong and vigorous at 120 years of age.  Evidently that manna and water diet kept him very well!  He was greatly concerned for the younger kids of the next generation.  He wanted them to be blessed and prosper and get all that the Lord had promised of their inheritance.  He clearly understood how their sinful human nature was a danger to them.  He shared that nature and because of his own anger and dishonoring of God would not be able to go into the promised land.  Deuteronomy is the record of his last messages preached to this next generation before he died.

It is also interesting that God chose the preaching of His Word to be the vehicle of teaching and inspiring this next generation. (1st Corinthians 1:21)  Faith comes by hearing God’s Word!  (Romans 10:17)  Faith also works by love and God calls them to love Him and love each other! (Galatians 5:6) This love is not a feeling, but a commitment to act for the highest good of another.  God’s promises show His love and our faith and obedience show our love in return!  God’s love hasn’t changed today!  He is still using preaching to reach people and inspire faith in them. (Romans 10:14-15)  He still desires faith and obedience as a show of our love for Him.   (1st John 5:2-4)  When we walk in faith and obedience and love, His face shines on us! (Number 6:22-27)  May God bless you with faith and love for Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!  Have a great day of rest and reflection!

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