As we start the year 2022, I want to begin by wishing you a Happy and Blessed New Year. While we do not have the power to overcome the pandemic nor stop the bleeding that is occurring in our society, we do have authority over our life. Along the same vein, we do not have the power to tell people how to live nor the choices they will make; We can, however, be there to help them pick up the pieces of their shattered lives and do so with a measure of grace and mercy.
Understand with complete clarity that the Devil plays both sides of the coin for the specific purpose of causing fights, eliciting hate, and causing disruptions in families, church groups, communities, and nations (John 10:10).
For those in authority that is, our Police force, teachers, preachers, and politicians, I encourage you to carefully consider the importance of the decisions you make. The Israelite Priests of old wore an ephod when they went into the Temple. The ephod had 12 stones which resembled the 12 tribes of Israel. If the priest decided foolishly, he would be put to death just like Aaron’s sons (Leviticus 10:1-20). When people followed a foolish priest, they too were put to death (Exodus 32).
I will be changing the heading of “Daily Bible Readings” to “Bible Readings” as I am undergoing dialysis three times a week and it takes up the time that I have available. The jest of my writings this year will be “Picking Up the Pieces” because I feel in the Spirit that this will be the year where we will see with unvarnished eyes the mess that has been created. I encourage you to follow my blog site and comment on my blogs. I will be praying for you.
In His Name
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