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~ RISE AND SHINE TO GOD’S GLORY! AMEN! PRAY THE LORD’S PRAYER! ~ JESUS SAID; “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” (Matthew 6:9-13)
DAILY BIBLE STUDY: Judges 1-3
VERSE OF THE DAY:
“When the children of Israel cried out to the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer for the children of Israel, who delivered them: Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother. The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel. He went out to war, and the LORD delivered Cushan-Rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed over Cushan-Rishathaim. So the land had rest for forty years. Then Othniel the son of Kenaz died. And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD. So the LORD strengthened Eglon king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the LORD.” (Judges 3:9-12)
REFLECTION NOTES AND LESSONS LEARNED:
Our God is the just and fair God (Isaiah 45:21 and Deuteronomy 10:17). Our God provides judgment and justice for all people and all nations (Psalm 33:5, Psalm 94:10, Isaiah 30:18, Jeremiah 10:7, and Jeremiah 18:7-10). The entire Earth belongs to God (Psalm 24:1), and it is good for all the nations on Earth to praise God (Psalm 67:3-4). In today’s study of the Bible, we read about how Israel continued their conquest for the Land of Canaan, Israel’s past unfaithfulness to God, and how God raised Othniel, Ehud, and Shamgar as judges to deliver Israel. As believers in God, it is always best to keep in mind that, God is our Greatest Teacher (Psalm 143:10), and the counsel of God stands forever (Psalm 33:11). God is the Great King for the whole Earth (Psalm 47:2), and God is mighty in power and understanding (Psalm 147:5). And, by the grace of God, it is always better for us to obey God, than to seek to offer sacrifices to God (Psalm 111:10 and 1 Samuel 15:22). Thank God for His wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. Thank God for His Holy Spirit! Amen.
WORDS OF JESUS:
“But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” (Matthew 9:13)
“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
“Have faith in God.” (Mark 11:22)
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.” (John 6:47)
“If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” (John 14:15-17)
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)