Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Inspirations from Scripture

Good Evening to All!

Before I get started on my devotional tonight, I have a special request. Redhead Riter has gotten the Tabs on my Blog up and working. I would like to ask you to take a moment or two and click on the "PRAYER LINE" tab and glance at some of the names and needs of the precious people on that list. All I am asking for is a few moments of your time and prayer. That was originally the main focus of my blog, Prayer for others and Getting God's Word out. Please take a couple of extra minutes to add some of these names to your prayer list. Also, if you know any of the people on this list and have a recent update, good or bad, please let me know. Thank you for your time.

This picture to the right is titled One God. . I picked it after looking for over an hour for a picture depicting a "powerful God" but this is the closest I found.
The pattern for the pictures in this post are God as a powerful Spirit, the Second is of when God came to earth as a Man, (a gentle soul) and the last as the Holy Spirit , ( when the flesh of God was crucified, His spirit ascended to heaven and return to earth as our comforter.

This will be a fairly short post tonight, as the last couple have evidently been a little too long. I think y'all must get either bored or tired of reading as I haven't gotten any comments (even with my Give-Away) and Bible challenge in the last couple of posts. I really need to learn how to shorten them. Anyway, tonight, I'm taking my post partially from the Daily Inspirations from the NIV.

For the LORD you God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow., and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing. And you are to love those who are aliens, for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt. Deuteronomy 10:17-19

The KJV states it this way: For the LORD you God is God of gods, and LORD of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not person, nor taketh reward: He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment. Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Deuteronomy 10:17-19

When this verse speaks of God of gods, it is speaking of only one God, but being above and more important than any other thing we contend to be important. In putting it into today's terms He is the ALMIGHTY GOD, although we in today's society tend to put so much ahead of Him such as money, television, sports, computers and the list goes on. Anything we put in front of God, (wanting to go to a football game instead of going to church, hanging on to money instead of paying tithes ( 10% of gross income which belongs to God in the first place), and my problem, staying on the computer reading e-mails, working too long on my blog, playing games INSTEAD of reading my Bible. (I also read the Bible on line cause the print is bigger, not to mention I can listen to it also). My point is anything we put ahead of Church, or God is a "little" god, and that's NOT a good thing.

He shows No partiality and accepts no bribes (reward). You cannot bargain with God. I, myself have been guilty of saying, "Lord if you will just let mom live, I'll do this for you . If you will help me with this problem, I'll do this for you. It does NOT work. God does not bargain. He is a God of Love and in His Word He states anything we ask in His name will be done ( if it's within His will). He doesn't have to be bribed.

It is amazing how many feelings and how much meaning one can get out of 2 scriptures after praying. That is definitely one thing I strongly suggest to people before reading their Bible or any scripture. Pray and ask God to open your understanding of the Word and He will do it. It is a fantastic eye-opener.

To me, the NIV version implies something more than what the KJV states. In my heart, I feel like the word "stranger" implies anyone you don't know or from a different town. I don't consider them "aliens". Personally, I don't even like to refer illegal immigrants as aliens. Aliens are beings from outerspace. (I'm not saying there are any) I'm leaving that for another discussion. The Bible does mention worlds (plural) He doesn't say whether there are beings on them, just worlds in the plural sense. OK, back on track. He tells us to love them, give them food and clothing and basically treat them like we would like to be treated. Because we (children of God) were aliens in Egypt. You notice I did not say Christians. We were not considered Christians in the Old testament because the word Christian comes from Christ and Christ had not be born yet. The plan of Him was with God, but He had not been born in the flesh yet.

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Yaya's Changing World is have a great 3- book set Give-Away. Part of the requirements for that is to visit and follow the author Donna Aviles blog. They sound like they would be very good books! Check Yaya's blog out too! It took me forever to get her link in! LOL! Someday I'll get this all down! LOL!

Good Night to All and May God Bless!



Yaya' s Changing World said...

I think my favorite thing is that, although He is All-Powerful and All-Knowing, our Heavenly Father's greatest gift is that He is All-Loving.

Come join us for a drawing. Three books to be given away. Sometimes, being a follower is the most fun.

~ Yaya
Yaya's Changing World

Cathy Davis said...

Just wanted to say Hi!!

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