God Takes Pleasure In You!
Saturday / Sunday, December 30 & 31
December 30 2017 Malachi / Revelation 21-22
December 31, 2017 No Passages Assigned
KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:
Psalm 149:4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:
Way too often people get the misguided idea God is some big bully in the sky waiting to pounce on us when we disobey in the least of what we consider is sin. Although it’s true God cannot tolerate sin, it’s also true He is a patient and loving God. Just as a loving father would be overjoyed if one of his children, who made an error in judgment, saw the error and did what was necessary to make it right without being told, so God also finds happiness in us when we do what is right without being told. God finds pleasure in His children who truly love Him. He enjoys them and takes pleasure in providing for their well-being and their needs.
I find it comforting to know, God does not find pain and disgust with us. What a great joy it is also to think He finds pleasure in us. He will also beautify the humble of heart with salvation. This is a picture of what God is doing and will do for His children. What does it mean that God beautifies the meek? Well, picture if you will how you might beautify a doll or a child by dressing them in nice attire. How during the Christmas Season many beautify a tree by placing pretty ornaments on it. In the same way, God beautifies us when He cloths us in His righteousness. He will adorn us, or place upon us the righteousness of His Son Jesus Christ. In other words, He gives us His best, His Son, Jesus Christ.
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
God has given to us His best, His only begotten Son Jesus Christ for salvation. He finds great pleasure in us and loves us. Should we not do the same? Can we show Him love and adoration as we share His love with others at the end of this year? As God finds pleasure in us, let’s find pleasure in serving Him.
SUNDAY’S BIBLE INTAKE:
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs.
NEXT WEEK’S DAILY BIBLE READING:
January 1, 2018 Genesis 1- 2/ Matthew 1
January 2, 2018 Genesis 3-5 / Matthew 2
January 3, 2018 Genesis 6-8 / Matthew 3
January 4, 2018 Genesis 9-11 / Matthew 4
January 5, 2018 Genesis 12-14 / Matthew 5
January 6, 2018 Genesis 15-17 / Matthew 6:1-15
January 7, 2018 No Passages Assigned
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