And These Words…
Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. (Deuteronomy 6:1-2)
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (Deuteronomy 6:5-7)
WHEN GOD SPEAKS OF "THESE WORDS," we notice He did not say: “these ideas” or “these suggestions” or “these talking points.” These words. When God says “these words” it makes the message clear and to the point. It is easy to understand. We are to love God supremely and obey Him. We are to teach our children in our home what God told us.
“THE EMPHASIS IS ON OBEDIENCE. There are actually only two classes of people in the world: those who love God and those who hate God. The heart attitude of people is evidenced by their obedience or disobedience. Listen to Deuteronomy 5:29: "O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!"
Through the prophet Isaiah, God had this to say: "Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men" (Isaiah 29:13).
DO YOU REMEMBER HOW HE PROPHET SAMUEL rebuked King Saul? "And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams" (1Samuel 15:22).
WHEN THE LORD JESUS GAVE HIS COMMISSION TO SIMON PETER, He asked only one question, "Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me?" (John 21:16).
THE MOST WONDERFUL THING IN HEAVEN will be to see the Lord Jesus and realize fully that He loves me and that He gave Himself for me. But the next best thing in heaven is going to be that I will love everybody, and everybody is going to love me. Now that, my friend, is going to make heaven a very wonderful place!” (McGee)
Read Through the Bible in a Year
MARCH 12, 2019 – TUESDAY
A.M. Deuteronomy 17-19
P.M. Mark 14:1-25
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A Good Verse to Memorize:
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. (Psalm 119:11)
Song for Today:
Great Is Thy Faithfulnes (2:09) (Calv. Ch. Sch. 1st,2nd Grade )
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Our first two concerns in food are water and fiber. (My opinion)
Catherine Saxelby, is a certified nutritionist and writer of the Food Watch blog. https://foodwatch.com.au/blog/carbs-sugars-and-fibres/item/fibre-7-most-asked-questions.html