Tag: Psalm 70:4

Safeguarding finances!

Scripture reading for September 15th: Isaiah 56-59, Psalm 70, 1st Corinthians 16

Key Scriptures: 1st Corinthians 16:1-4 “Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come. And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem. If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me.”

Paul gave simple and godly instructions to the church concerning an offering that was to go to the church in Jerusalem. There was to be no pressure in the giving. Each person was to put aside something, as God had prospered him and the collection should be taken and stored safely until time to deliver it. Trustworthy people were to be selected to carry the offering to Jerusalem. If they church preferred, Paul was willing to go as well on their behalf. Everything concerning finances was done in an orderly manner with accountability.

Psalm 70:4 “May all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You! May those who love Your salvation say evermore, “God is great!”

Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for giving such clear instructions concerning kingdom finances and accountability. Help me to give generously and without compulsion to Your kingdom work.

Isaiah 58:10-11 “. . if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a well-watered garden, a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.”

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The Best is Yet to Come!

Scripture reading for April 8th:  John 2, Psalm 70, Proverbs 8

Key Scriptures: John 2:6-10 “Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.  Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.”  And they filled them up to the brim.  And He said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.”  So they took it.  When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when the people have drunk freely, then the poor wine.  But you have kept the good wine until now.”

Jesus, at the insistence of His mother, gave instructions to servants at a wedding.  They had run out of wine and this would bring embarrassment to the groom and bridal party.  Jesus told them to take six stone 20 – 30 gallon stone jars and fill them with water.  He then told them to draw some out and give it to the master of ceremonies.  To his surprise, this wine was the best yet served!  This miracle brought joy and was a sign of Jesus’ glory!

Faith Confession:  Thank You Jesus for this recorded miracle and sign revealing Your glory and our hope for the future!  The best is yet to come at the wedding supper of the Lamb!

Psalm 70:4  “May all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You!  May  who love Your salvation say evermore, “God is great!””

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