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Thankful for courage!

Scripture reading for May 9th:  Nehemiah 3-6

Key Scriptures: Nehemiah 4:13-14  “Therefore I stationed some of the people behind the lowest points of the wall at the exposed places, posting them by families, with their swords, spears and bows.  After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them.  Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.””

Nehemiah was a wise leader who acted in faith and courage.  He surveyed the situation and stationed the people as needed and encouraged them not to live in fear but to work and fight in faith.  This faith was based in their Lord, who was great and awesome and who would fight for them!

Thankful for courage:  Jesus Christ has said, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  (Matthew 28:20) “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.”  (2nd Timothy 1:7)

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Thankful for Promises!

Scripture reading for April 3rd:  1st Kings 7-10

Key Scriptures:  1st Kings 8:55-57  “He (Solomon) stood and blessed the whole assembly of Israel in a loud voice saying:  “Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel just as He promised.  Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through His servant Moses.  May the Lord our God be with us as He was with our fathers; may He never leave us or forsake us.”

Solomon dedicated the temple with a prayer for God’s presence and blessing to remain with His people in a continuing manner for all time to come.  He praised God for the rest given Israel and for the faithful promises that proved true–down to the last word!  By faith we lay hold of these sure words!

Rejoicing in true promises:  Jesus Christ, Solomon’s son and God’s Son, also stated the truth of God’s promises and promised to be with His people always!  “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.”  (Matthew 24:35)  ”  “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  (Matthew 28:20)

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