Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February 21 "Far More Excellent Gifts" Numbers 23-25

"Your dwelling place is secure,
your nest is set in a rock;
yet you Kenites will be destroyed
when Ashur takes you captive.”  Numbers 24:22

Balaam cursed a man, not the church itself.
Someone once asked:  do we, in knowledge, experience, or profession excel Balaam?

"Simple dependence on the Redeemer's atoning blood and sanctifying grace, cheerful submission to the Providential hand, and constant endeavors to glorify God and benefit His People, these are less splendid but far more excellent gifts, and always accompany salvation... . The feeblest believer has something of them, and is daily praying for more of them."

That's it.  Daily praying for more of Him.  He must increase; I must decrease.  

PHOTO:  The Ancient of Days.  Far more excellent gifts from Him to live this day by His strength.


2 comments:

  1. God is not human, that he should lie,
    not a human being, that he should change his mind.
    Does he speak and then not act?
    Does he promise and not fulfill?

    My prayer today:
    LORD, thank you that your word is trustworthy. Thank you for fulfilling all your promises. LORD, plant your truth in my heart.

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  2. Back in the day, I was explaining how God acts to my 4-year-old. I quoted this verse: "God is not like man." The toddler heard: God doesn't like man. And, he replied: "Well, does God like women"?

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