In Troubled Times: 2

 

‘The Word of our God stands forever.’ Isaiah 40:8 NKJV

More of God’s wonderful promises―

(1) ‘Let all those who…put their trust in You rejoice…because You…defend them; let those also who love Your name…be in high spirits.’ (Psalm 5:11 AMPC)

(2) ‘The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you.’ (Deuteronomy 33:27 NKJV)

(3) ‘The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.’ (Nahum 1:7 NKJV)

(4) ‘Fear not… for I am with you… I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you… I will hold you up… with My [victorious] right hand.’ (Isaiah 41:10 AMPC)

(5) ‘You protect them by Your presence from what people plan against them. You shelter them from evil words.’ (Psalm 31:20 NCV)

(6) ‘Surely Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.’ (Psalm 23:6 NLT)

(7) ‘The Lord stood at my side and gave me strength… The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom.’ (2 Timothy 4:17–18 NIV)

(8) ‘Those who know Your name trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.’ (Psalm 9:10 NIV)

(9) ‘This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.’ (Lamentations 3:21–23 NKJV)

(10) ‘In peace I will lie down and sleep, for You alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.’ (Psalm 4:8 NIV)

SoulFood: Mt 5:5, Num 12:1–15, Ps 37:1–9, Phil 2:5–11

word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2020

Today’s Readings

Matthew 5:5 ()

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“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Numbers 12:1–15 ()

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12:1 Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married, for he had married a Cushite woman. And they said, “Has the LORD indeed spoken only through Moses? Has he not spoken through us also?” And the LORD heard it. Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all people who were on the face of the earth. And suddenly the LORD said to Moses and to Aaron and Miriam, “Come out, you three, to the tent of meeting.” And the three of them came out. And the LORD came down in a pillar of cloud and stood at the entrance of the tent and called Aaron and Miriam, and they both came forward. And he said, “Hear my words: If there is a prophet among you, I the LORD make myself known to him in a vision; I speak with him in a dream. Not so with my servant Moses. He is faithful in all my house. With him I speak mouth to mouth, clearly, and not in riddles, and he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?” And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them, and he departed.

10 When the cloud removed from over the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, like snow. And Aaron turned toward Miriam, and behold, she was leprous. 11 And Aaron said to Moses, “Oh, my lord, do not punish us because we have done foolishly and have sinned. 12 Let her not be as one dead, whose flesh is half eaten away when he comes out of his mother's womb.” 13 And Moses cried to the LORD, “O God, please heal her—please.” 14 But the LORD said to Moses, “If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be shamed seven days? Let her be shut outside the camp seven days, and after that she may be brought in again.” 15 So Miriam was shut outside the camp seven days, and the people did not set out on the march till Miriam was brought in again.

Psalm 37:1–9 ()

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Of David.

37:1   Fret not yourself because of evildoers;
    be not envious of wrongdoers!
  For they will soon fade like the grass
    and wither like the green herb.
  Trust in the LORD, and do good;
    dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
  Delight yourself in the LORD,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.
  Commit your way to the LORD;
    trust in him, and he will act.
  He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
    and your justice as the noonday.
  Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
    fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,
    over the man who carries out evil devices!
  Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!
    Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
  For the evildoers shall be cut off,
    but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land.

Philippians 2:5–11 ()

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Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Sun 24 June, 2018


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