Friday, January 27, 2012

Gen 26:28 and Matt 18:1 "No Favorites" (January 27)

I see so plainly that the LORD is with you, my friend.  But, I don't see it as plainly in my own life.  Isn't that why we need each other?  To be mirrors of the Reflection of the Image of the One Who is at work always doing us good.
Genesis 25:7 Abraham gave all he had to Isaac.  That seems so strange that he would leave out his other children.  Do we treat one child "special" and overlook the ones who don't perform up to our expectations.  LORD have mercy on me and my favoritism based on performance, even righteousness. 

Matt 18:1 "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"

We all want to be special.  To be loved.  To know that we are deeply cared for.  And the Truth is that we are by a Jealous God Who is doing us good in the midst of all we face.

Even Abimilech could see that Isaac was favored not by man, but by God. 
Genesis 26:28 "We see plainly that the LORD has been with you."

May we know way down deep where it really counts by faith that the LORD is with us in whatever it is we hold deep in our hearts.  May we show no favoritism nor seek it from any man.  May we be content with what God has done, is doing, and will do for each of us.  Matt 18:20 - I agree with you that our God loose on earth what is already loosed in Heaven for you.  He is in our midst.  The God of Abraham.  The God of Isaac.  The One Who shows no favorites.  He loves you so!

3 comments:

  1. "18 Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

    God, You know what needs to be done in my life. Bind whatever is causing me to be distracted,confused or disobedient to Your Will in my life. Loose Your Spirit breathing life into my faith walk. I'm ready to walk, Lord, whatever that means. And I only want to walk with You. Bind me tightly to You, Lord. Loose Your Spirit in me. On fire. Burning Love, Faith and Hope in You alone. I am captured by Your Hand and I am in Your grip. I couldn't let go if I wanted to, Lord. Hosanna in the highest. Christ be praised. Amen.

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  2. This particular Scripture is one to claim "whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatever you lose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

    My friend Trisha told me to claim this very verse this week, as I was struggling with whether to let two ladies that belong to a cult into my home to witness to them. What we bind here is bound in heaven for eternity. And what we don't is still out there.

    Love those words, Twinkle, in your prayer to Loose Your Spirit breathing life into our walk. On Fire. Praying with you this morning.

    And yesterday's thought that Job was Laban's uncle never really stood out before. Loved all your questions Bev on how Abraham may have interacted with Job in his latter years. Maybe he was the one who told Abraham about God. Such sweet threads of consistency and God's steadfast faithfulness!

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