Friday January 14, 2022

Friday – January 14th – Hebrews 3:16-18     -----      
3:16) For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? 
17) Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? 
18) And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? 
The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:
     Thank goodness it is Friday! Yes, we have almost put another work week behind us and have already checked off almost two weeks of the new year. If Friday the 13th is considered by some as being unlucky, then I think we need to promote Friday the 14th as a day filled with abundant blessings. I discovered long ago that my day will unfold through the lens in which I approach it. If a am fearful of the day being filled with bad things, then everything that happens will be filtered as potentially being “bad”. If I approach the day with the anticipation that God will pour out blessings, then I will assess every moment as a gift from God and giving God thanks for showering me with blessings. And if I were honest – the exact same things could happen on both of those days and the interpretation would simply come down to the which attitude I chose to employ that day. Remember back to the book of Philippians when we are instructed to have in us the mind/attitude that was in Jesus. If it worked for him imagine what it could do for us.
    In our pick verses today, we draw our attention to the example of the wandering Hebrews escaping from Egypt. The ancestors of the first readers of this book failed to enter the Promised Land because they did not believe in God’s protection, and they did not believe that God would help them conquer the giants in the land on the other side of the Jordan river (Numbers 13 & 14). So, God instead chose to set them on a circular journey of wandering in the wilderness for forty years – until the last adult over the age of twenty had died outside the promised land. This was a miserable self-inflicted alternative to the wonderful gift God had originally planned for them. Our lack of trust in God’s power, protection, or plan will always prevent us from receiving the best God has to offer. Once again it can be traced to the attitude we chose to employ in our life.

  Pastor Jim
Saturday – December 15th – Hebrews 3:19

*Tyndale. The Daily Walk Bible NLT (Kindle Location 2788). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.
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