Establishing the Society of the Home

Exodus 21:1
Now these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them.

If anyone knows how to make a society civil, God would know how to do that. There is no doubt that if our society followed God’s laws that there would be no civil unrest. The reason we see the civil unrest is because we have thumbed our nose at God and told Him that we know how to make a civil society better than He does; but, we have miserably failed.

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Don’t Just Talk About History, Make History

Exodus 13:14
“And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What is this? that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage:”

The verse above is a commentary of what God said would happen one day when the Israelites inhabited the Promised Land. He said that one day they would observe the Passover, and a son would ask the father, “What is this?” That father was to tell his son, “By strength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage:” In other words, that father was to keep the history of the LORD’s strength before his children. However, I believe there is something missed in this verse. I believe that God wanted the father to tell his son about what the LORD had done so that it would motivate the next generation to allow the LORD to make history through them. It was not good enough for the son to just hear the history, but it was a motivator for the son to make his own history.

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Nothing’s Changed

Exodus 5:21
“And they said unto them, The LORD look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.”

When Moses returned to Egypt, he showed Israel through the signs of the rod that was turned into a serpent and the healing of the leprous hand that God would deliver them. 

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Maximizing Life

Genesis 41:28
“This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.”

Pharaoh’s dream was a warning by God about an upcoming famine that Egypt was about to face. Joseph warned Pharaoh that there would be seven plenteous years followed by seven years of famine. Because God was about to do this, Joseph encouraged him to prepare so they could make it through this time.

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Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

Wednesday, 7/20/16  Ps 137:1, By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. You COULD lose all that you hold dear: marriage, family, reputation, business, church. Work on and pray over it like it is already teetering. Better to work and pray today than to mourn tomorrow.          Zeph 2:3, Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger. You’ve done the will of God...but be sure that you’re still seeking H-I-M. And seek to do more good.

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God WILL Provide

Genesis 22:8
“And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.”

We often talk about Abraham’s faith, but rarely do we stop to see what made his faith so great. When you study his life, you often see times when his faith wavered, but when you look at his faith at its strongest, you will be hard pressed to find anyone whose faith was stronger.

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The Master of Distraction

Genesis 3:1
“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”

Distraction is one of the key tools Satan uses to get God’s people from doing what they are supposed to do. Satan is not always concerned with you going into “deep” sin; he simply wants to get you not to do what God wants you to do. If he can distract you from what you are supposed to be doing, he knows that he will keep what God wants to be done from happening.

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Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

Tuesday, 7/12/16  Ps 51:1-14 is a long confession of sin. V15, O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. After clearing the sin, praise comes forth (because the heart isn’t filled with garbage anymore). Lesson: the amount of vocal praise is in inverse proportion to the amount of sin.         Ps 65:5, By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation... If you bring your burdens, your heartbreaks, problems to God, don’t be surprised if He puts His finger right on the part of YOU that He wants fixed...your sin, your attitude, your temper... LONG before He’ll step in and work on the others involved in your situation.

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The Power to Impact

Revelation 12:11
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

The Christian life can certainly seem overwhelming at times, and it can seem that we have no power to overcome the forces of this world. The verse above debunks the thought that the Christian is powerless. God shows us that we can overcome Satan and any force he may use. God does not leave the Christian powerless; instead, He gives them the power to overcome Satan and his accusations.

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