Friday, April 13, 2012
Judges 1:2 and Luke 12:33 "Search the Scriptures" (April 13)
Search the Scriptures. Read them in context. Scripture interprets Scripture. Luke 12:32 says: “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." There is that word again. One Thing Necessary---we read 2 days ago. Yesterday---seek the Kingdom. Today---God's Pleasure is to give you His Kingdom. So, Luke 12:33 says: Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Where is my heart this awful desolate abandoned lonely day? We also read Judges and a very strange story in Chapter One about Judah and Simeon taking possession of their land and going in and defeating 10,000, Judges 1:2, and then ... cutting off the thumbs and big toes of the king. How strange some of the stories seem. What does that mean for me this day to take possession, to seek His Kingdom, to ask relentlessly, impudently, for what God already wants to give. Search the Scriptures.
Posted by Bev Brandon @ The Fray at 12:00 AM