THOUGHT OF THE DAY

Psalms 107 27 30 08-06-2020

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

August 06,2020

Psalm 4:3-8 AMP
[3] But know that the LORD has set apart for Himself [and dealt wonderfully with] the godly man [the one of honorable character and moral courage-the one who does right]. The LORD hears and responds when I call to Him.

[4] Tremble [with anger or fear], and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed and be still [reflect on your sin and repent of your rebellion].

Selah.

[5] Offer righteous sacrifices; Trust [confidently] in the LORD.

[6] Many are saying, “Oh, that we might see some good!” Lift up the light of Your face upon us, O LORD.

[7] You have put joy in my heart, More than [others know] when their wheat and new wine have yielded abundantly.

[8] In peace [and with a tranquil heart] I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety and confident trust.

~ “What situation or problem could STEAL our sleep and our peace and joy? Call on the LIVING God, who WILL ANSWER when we call to Him. And REMEMBER that we can close our eyes and REST because God’s eyes NEVER close. The One who never sleeps CARES for us PERSONALLY and WATCHES over US!!”

~ “Talk to him in prayer of all your wants, your troubles, even of the weariness you feel in serving him. You cannot speak too freely, too trustfully to him.” François Fénelon (1651–1715)

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

Proverbs 1 7 08-03-2020

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

August 03,2020

Matthew 11:25-26 AMP
[25] At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth [I openly and joyfully acknowledge Your great wisdom], that You have hidden these things [these spiritual truths] from the wise and intelligent and revealed them to infants [to new believers, to those seeking God’s will and purpose]. [26] Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.

1 Corinthians 3:16-23 AMP
[16] Do you not know and understand that you [the church] are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells [permanently] in you [collectively and individually]? [17] If anyone destroys the temple of God [corrupting it with false doctrine], God will destroy the destroyer; for the temple of God is holy (sacred), and that is what you are.

~ [18] Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool [discarding his worldly pretensions and acknowledging his lack of wisdom], so that he may become [truly] wise.

[19] For the wisdom of this world is foolishness (absurdity, stupidity) before God; for it is written [in Scripture], “[He is] THE ONE WHO CATCHES THE WISE and CLEVER IN THEIR CRAFTINESS;” (Job 5:13)
[20] and again, “THE LORD KNOWS THE THOUGHTS of the [humanly] wise, THAT THEY ARE USELESS.”(Psalms 94:11)

[21] So let no one boast in men [about their wisdom, or of having this or that one as a leader]. For all things are yours,
[22] whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas (Peter) or the world or life or death or things present or things to come; all things are yours, [23] and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God.

~ Are Christ Like People today WISE or FOOLISH?!!

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

Joel 2 12 13 08-02-2020

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

August 02,2020

Isaiah 1:10-20 AMP
[10] Hear the word of the LORD [rulers of Jerusalem], You rulers of [another] Sodom, Listen to the law and instruction of our God, You people of [another] Gomorrah. [11] “What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me [without your repentance]?” Says the LORD. “I have had enough of [your] burnt offerings of rams And the fat of well-fed cattle [without your obedience]; And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls or lambs or goats [offered without repentance]. [12] “When you come to appear before Me, Who requires this of you, this trampling of My [temple] courts [by your sinful feet]? [13] “Do not bring worthless offerings again, [Your] incense is repulsive to Me; [Your] New Moon and Sabbath [observances], the calling of assemblies- I cannot endure wickedness [your sin, your injustice, your wrongdoing] and [the squalor of] the festive assembly. [14] “I hate [the hypocrisy of] your New Moon festivals and your appointed feasts. They have become a burden to Me; I am weary of bearing them. [15] “So when you spread out your hands [in prayer, pleading for My help], I will hide My eyes from you; Yes, even though you offer many prayers, I will not be listening. Your hands are full of blood! [16] “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Get your evil deeds out of My sight. Stop doing evil, [17] Learn to do good. Seek justice, Rebuke the ruthless, Defend the fatherless, Plead for the [rights of the] widow [in court].
~ [18] “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be like wool.
~ [19] “If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the best of the land;
[20] But if you refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

Matthew 3:8-12 AMP
~ [8] So produce fruit that is consistent with repentance [demonstrating new behavior that proves a change of heart, and a conscious decision to turn away from sin];
[9] and do not presume to say to yourselves [as a defense], ‘We have Abraham for our father [so our inheritance assures us of salvation]’; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children (descendants) for Abraham. [10] And already the axe [of God’s judgment] is swinging toward the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. [11] “As for me, I baptize you with water because of [your] repentance [that is, because you are willing to change your inner self-your old way of thinking, regret your sin and live a changed life], but He (the Messiah) who is coming after me is mightier [more powerful, more noble] than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to remove [even as His slave];
~ He will baptize you [who truly repent] with the Holy Spirit
and [you who remain unrepentant] with fire (judgment). [12] His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear out His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat (believers) into His barn (kingdom), but He will burn up the chaff (the unrepentant) with unquenchable fire.”

~ CONFESSION without REPENTANCE is MEANINGLESS to God!!!

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

Psalms 5 11 08-01-2020

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

August 01,2020

Ephesians 3:16-19 AMP
[16] May He grant you out of the riches of His glory, to be strengthened and spiritually energized with power through His Spirit in your inner self, [indwelling your innermost being and personality], [17] so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through your faith. And may you, having been [deeply] rooted and [securely] grounded in love, [18] be fully capable of comprehending with all the saints (God’s people) the width and length and height and depth of His love [fully experiencing that amazing, endless love]; [19] and [that you may come] to know [practically, through personal experience] the love of Christ which far surpasses [mere] knowledge [without experience],
~ that you may be filled up [throughout your being] to all the fullness of God [so that you may have the richest experience of God’s presence in your lives, completely filled and flooded with God Himself].

Philippians 3:7-9 AMP
[7] But whatever former things were gains to me [as I thought then], these things [once regarded as advancements in merit] I have come to consider as loss [absolutely worthless] for the sake of Christ [and the purpose which He has given my life].
[8] But more than that, I count everything as loss compared to the priceless privilege and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord
~[and of growing more deeply and thoroughly acquainted with Him-a joy unequaled].
For His sake I have lost everything, and I consider it all garbage, so that I may gain Christ,
[9] and may be found in Him [believing and relying on Him], not having any righteousness of my own derived from [my obedience to] the Law and its rituals, but [possessing] that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith.

~ What is the DEGREE of our RELATIONSHIP with Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord?
Are we SATISFIED with the DEPTH of that RELATIONSHIP?