Do you have trouble keeping your feet on solid ground? There are times we feel like we are sinking. Yet, I’ve found that keeping our feet on this solid ground has many advantages. So it may help us to stay grounded. Here’s what I gleaned from the readings below:
- Trust God to uphold you in all circumstances, to keep our feet standing on level ground.
- Establishing a boundary line is always a good practice.
- This boundary line can serve as a reminder to stay your distance.
- Trying to negotiate with non-level-headed, deceitful people, will be a difficult task unless God intervenes.
- Making a covenant with someone who cannot be trusted, is never a good idea. It will bring trouble to the entire household.
- Two wrongs never make a right.
- Retaliation is never wise; let go and let God. He has His own way of dealing with things.
God not only deals with things, but He deals with people. His continual love toward all of mankind is beyond our full comprehension. His love for His people and for Jerusalem was so clearly displayed as He is starting his “Triumphant Entry” into the city. “As He approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it.” (Luke 19: 41) He then begins saying, “If you would have only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes.” (Luke 19: 42) No wonder He’s weeping. He’s seeing the past, present, and future before His prophetic eyes.
He then continues, “You did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.” (Luke 19: 42, 44) Today, God is still saying the same thing to those who do not recognize Him or have rejected Him. He is the Messiah, Savior, Lord, and God!
He continues His descent into Jerusalem and enters the temple area and starts driving out those who were selling their goods saying, “My house will be a house of prayer; but you have made it a den of robbers.” (Luke 19:46)
Here’s the prophet’s Jeremiah’s take on this verse as he spoke it forth years before, saying, “Has this house, which bears my Name, become a den of robbers to you? But I have been watching, declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 7: 11)
We can never hide from God. He loves us way too much to turn His face from us. He’s just longing for us to turn our face toward Him, to know Him.
Hang on to His words, they will protect you. “Every day He was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests, the teachers of the Law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill Him. Yet, they could not find a way to do it because all the people hung on His words.” (Luke 19; 48) Keep hanging on!
(Psalm 26, Genesis 34, Luke 19: 28-48, Paraphrased)
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