Today’s chapter shows that, apart for the very earliest stories, there’s always been a need for a perfect “go-between” when humans have attempted personal contact with the Divine…
READ DEUTERONOMY 5 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:
Just as Benjamin Franklin defied reason when he discovered that it was possible for a human to harness ten billion watts of electricity with a kite and a key, on February 12 in my Breadcrumbs, we looked at how the High Priest was the first type of “go-between”, between a group of humans and their Maker.[a] But like any transformer or electrical power plug, the connection was only temporal.
Having confirmed that a go-between was good [v28], the Creator God had set the stage from then until now, with the right (and permanent) thought: that we need the right “connector” between us (who are sinful) and our Maker (who is holy). A huge puzzle piece is now on the table – an important gemstone of hidden wealth stored in secret places[b] – and the idea of claiming free advocacy is now ready and waiting, as the Creator God’s epic drama continues on.
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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.
Finding it hard to make a personal connection with your Maker? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[c]
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 …”
Rejoice in the Lord, all you who are righteous, and praise His holy name. [Psalm 97:12]
2. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
The World: Pray for the government of Argentina[d]
Your Country: World hunger
Yourself: An eternal perspective
Your concerns for today
Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime. It’s the Lord who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people. He blesses everyone with the plants of the field. [Zechariah 10:1]
3. Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”
Help me to hear and be careful to obey so that it may go well with me and that I may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord, the God of my ancestors, promised me. [Deuteronomy 6:3]
4. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”
I thank you, God of all grace. You’ve called me to Your eternal glory in Christ. After I’ve suffered a little while, You will restore me Yourself, and make me strong, firm and steadfast. To You be the power for ever and ever. [1 Peter 5:10-11]
“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.[e] 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] Leviticus 16
[b] Isaiah 45:3
[c] Matthew 6:5-15
[e] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31