17 February: Spiritual Ebola
With another chapter about cutting out poison, I can see why I’m not a doctor…
READ DEUTERONOMY 3 Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Our daughter’s stories of what she’s experiencing as a nurse makes me convinced it’s a gifting. To save lives, and to stop an outbreak of decease, medical staff need to rise above the emotional side of what they’re looking at, in order to take a professional, detached approach to the damage caused by an ongoing spread, if it’s not decisively stopped.
This makes me wondered about the Creator God’s measures to isolate infectious regions and bring measures to eradicate corruption – or at least stop rampant infection from spreading. Then I remembered that He’s Father as well as doctor. He saw His children – those created in His own image – die before His eyes as a result of their wilful headlong plunge into unrecoverable “sin”.
Whatever is happening in this epic drama, the Creator of Heaven and Earth wasn’t engaged in ethnic cleansing, or barbaric genocide, of His own image-bearers. Like a sort of untreatable “spiritual Ebola”, the irreversible damage was evidence of life-style choices engaged in at the time. To save lives in the long-term, evasive surgical removal had become absolutely necessary.
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Finding it hard to speak directly with the Author of the Script? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
1. Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”
Praise the Lord, all His heavenly hosts, you His servants who do His will. Praise the Lord and all His works they’re seen everywhere in His dominion. [Psalm 103:21-22]
2. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
Your Country: Teachers and carers of children
Yourself: Desire to be more like Christ
Your concerns for today
You heard my plea, Lord: “Don’t close Your ears to my cry for relief.” [Lamentations 3:56]
3. Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”
When we pray, Lord, then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive, and deal with everyone according to all they do, since you know their hearts. You alone, Lord, know what’s really inside the human heart. [2 Chronicles 6:30]
4. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with me and with those I love today. [2 Corinthians 13:14]
“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”
When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[d] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = The Creator’s Will
“The world and its desires will pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.” [1 John 2:17]
[a] Matthew 6:5-15
[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31