Saturday, February 09, 2008

Day 40/90: Joshua 1-5, Eccl. 7-12, Acts 25-28

Key Points from Reading:

  • I love the story of Joshua, how God raised up a new leader from the shadow of Moses to use to lead His people – just shows again that God can use anyone whose heart if fully turned toward God. And it reminds me of how faithful God is in every generation.
  • Joshua 1:8 is another life-verse for me because God tells Joshua to talk about and meditate on His law so that he will make sure to do all that God has commanded them to do. The priority for God is not just that we know His Word, but also that we put it into practice – we all need to refocus on this as the true measure of maturity, not knowledge of God’s Word.
  • Quote of the Day: Ecclesiastes 7:2: “for death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart.” In a culture where we try to hide death from our sight, these are especially prudent words.
  • The summarizing statement of Ecclesiastes could be the summary statement for the whole Bible - much could be said, but the most important is to fear God and follow His ways - Amen.
  • Paul's story reminds me that God takes us where He wants us to go and He gives us the words to say so that the testimony of Jesus Christ can be heard by the most people possible. I'm praying that God will raise up the best men and women from our generation to take His name to the nations.

1 comment:

braynw said...

been playing catch up here!!

Was interesting to read how God knew that the Israleites were going to fail in the promise land, but that God still kept to his word, raising up a new leader and showing the people that Joshua was his man.

Ecclesiates was an interesting read....the difference in life between wisdom and not...is knowing that this life is a gift from God...enjoy it because he gave it to you!!

Regardless of Pauls circumstances, he never misses an opportunity to tell others about Jesus.