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Isaiah 30:12-33:9

We are the Spiritual Israel and what was written in the Old Testament was written to be an example for us, both to do and or not do (1 Cor. 10:6,11). Let us not fall into the trap of thinking that these warnings to Israel and the Nations were for the folks back then. No, God has left Case Studies in His Word of actions and consequences so we, if wise, will not fall into the same traps that Israel did. May we read study and pay attention. Let us join the Psalmist David when he wrote,

Some trust in and boast of chariots and some of horses, but we will trust in and boast of the name of the Lord our God. (Psalms 20:7 AMP)

Galatians 5:1-12

Although not quite the same, Paul also picks-up on the theme of relying only on the Lord, through Jesus Christ. It seems it is so difficult for us humans to understand “grace”, much less accept the Grace of Christ. We try to do everything we can to earn our Salvation except just receive it.

Father may everyone who reads this days New Testament scripture receive a revelation of what Your Grace means. In Jesus’ glorious name. Amen

Psalm 63:1-11

When reading the first verse of this Psalm,

O God, you are my God;
I earnestly search for you.
My soul thirsts for you;
my whole body longs for you
in this parched and weary land
where there is no water.

I was reminded of how we substitute sugar-filled drinks, alcohol beverages to try to quench our thirsts; however, sugar and alcohol both cause our bodies to become thirstier which we then try to quench by drinking more sugar filled drinks or throw back more beers or wine coolers further fueling our need to quench our thirsts. The only true thirst quencher for our bodies is water.

So too all the things we try to use to quench our spiritual thirst. If it ain’t God then it will never satisfy. Most of us never find that out because we and not self-aware or either we are self-deceived and not aware that our thirst is only getting worse the more we try to fill up on anything that is not God.

Proverbs 23:22

I just received a revelation concerning this Proverb. When I would read anything like this particular Proverb I would read it very, very fast. My cry to God would be, “God you know every parent is not right. A lot of people who have children are just out and out crooks. This Proverb to my surprise is not saying what I thought it was saying, to do everything your parents say, even if it is evil and corrupt.

22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and don't despise your mother's experience when she is old.

Listening is not doing and if I despise my mother’s experiences when she is old just because they may be born out of wickedness then I will possibly fall into the same trap and thus the same lifestyle I’m trying to escape from, because I’ve failed to examine her bad choices. If I do not examine her choices, I will not know the warning signs when they come my way and probably become ensnared in the same lifestyle.

Grace and peace,

Hi Mike
Thank you for the encouragement to volunteer with non profits that so much need our help to help the poor in Jesus name.
This past Friday I had a wonderful privilage to go for the morning to The Ontario Christian Gleaners which is a Christian, interdenominational charitable organization, who with one paid staff member and many volunteers clean, dice, dry, mix and bag surplus produce such as onions, carrots, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, beans, lentils, apples, and pears into a nutritious soup mix and fruit snack ready for distribution. The OCG donates the soup mix to reputable relief organizations with logistics to distribute the food where it is needed.
What a wonderful experience and I would like to add my voice to the encouragement to get out there and help these organizations help the worlds poor.
Sometimes we don't know how to get started, and often just hand money out when there is a call, (which is good too!) but check out ideas at your local church, or online and go, get involved, and be blessed!
As for me I never thought washing and chopping cauliflower and celery could have left me so satisfied! Get involved and I know that you too will be blessed!

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