28 April: The Day God Kept Quiet

If you’re wondering whether there’s a God out there at all who speaks when we need it most, today’s chapter shows how, for the sake of saving a remnant of humanity, the Creator God kept quiet!

READ JOHN 19  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:

The thing that stood out for me in this chapter today was that, at this most crucial point in world history – and for a God who spoke and the universe with everything in it, came into being[a]; for a God whose creation was designed to shout His praises from the highest heights[b]; for a God who said that He would not keep silent and not remain quiet[c] – the silence of the One He sent on the day He died, is deafening! [v8-10]

We read words such as: “Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth”[d], …but we don’t get the full impact of His silence at this history-changing moment. So to help you understand, I thought I’d show you this Louie Giglio clip about continual sound recorded from one end of the universe to the other on a 24/7 basis…

In today’s chapter and, in order to save humanity, Jesus kept quiet! For the first time since the foundations of the universe were laid, the God whose creation audibly speaks of His creative nature from one end to the another on a 24/7 basis, this One who Saves (Yeshua/Yehoshua/Joshua which means “The Lord Saves”) remained silent at this critical moment in world history. If that’s not incredible enough, He did it in order to save me from the consequences of being me. Read More? …CLICK on “28 April – Additional Notes”

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.

Wondering how to speak to the God who hears? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[e]

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 …”

Lord, I praise You for Your acts of power. I praise You for Your surpassing greatness. I praise You with the sound of all kinds of musical instruments. Let everything that has breath praise You Lord! [Psalm 150:2-3,6]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: Government decisions in Congo-DRC[f]
  • Your Country: Issues caused by Night Club Culture
  • Yourself: The Lord’s leading in your life
  • Your concerns for today
Thank-you Lord, that whatever I ask for in prayer, believing that I’ve received it, it will be mine. [Mark 11:24]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

I know that Your word, Lord, is very near to me. It’s in my mouth and in my heart so that I may obey it. [Deuteronomy 30:14]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

May I not rebel against the Lord by being afraid of other people. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with me. I’ll not be afraid of what people think/do. [Numbers 14:9]

“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.[g] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: An Assured Future

“Whoever has the Son has LIFE; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.” [1 John 5:12]

[a] Genesis 1:3

[b] Psalm 148

[c] Isaiah 62:1

[d] Isaiah 53:7 (See also Jeremiah 11:19)

[e] Matthew 6:5-15

[f] http://www.operationworld.org/country/cong/owtext.html

[g] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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