Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.” So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” And Moses built an altar and called its name, The-Lord-Is-My-Banner. (Hebrew YHWH Nissi)
The critical role that Hur and Aaron played in this point in history reminds us the unseen heroes do matter. That people who support us and encourage us play a key role that should not be overlooked. People who intercede for us bring a word of encouragement or show kindness are very very important to us. Unseen heroes are always seen by God! Father thank you for all the unseen heroes in my life and in the ministry of Bible Reading (BRMI). #BRMIHeroes
“Now therefore, listen to me, my children,
For blessed are those who keep my ways.
33 Hear instruction and be wise,
And do not disdain it.
34 Blessed is the man who listens to me,
Watching daily at my gates,
Waiting at the posts of my doors.
35 For whoever finds me finds life,
And obtains favor from the Lord;
36 But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul;
All those who hate me love death.”
As we (Hear) listen to the Word of the Lord it gives us instruction to be wise. We are blessed if we keep His ways. We find life by listening, watching and waiting on the Lord. In that giving of life we obtain favor. But those who hate God love death and it's sin causes sorrow to the Lord. He loves each of us and wants us to keep His ways for our benefit. #HearBeWise
My son, keep my words,
And treasure my commands within you.
Keep my commands and live,
And my law as the apple of your eye.
Bind them on your fingers;
Write them on the tablet of your heart.
Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”
And call understanding your nearest kin,
Keeping God's Word in our heart, on our lips, written down, spoken out loud, these are the treasures that keep us close to Him and in His presence. It ultimately keeps us alive in Him. He is the branch we are the vine. It gives us wisdom in all situations and understanding of His will for our lives. We ALL need to "keep His Words"! #KeepMyWords
16 These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
19 A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.
20 My son, keep your father’s command,
And do not forsake the law of your mother.
21 Bind them continually upon your heart;
Tie them around your neck.
If the Lord hates these "six things" and seven are an abomination to Him, MAYBE we should NOT to them. Instead we should keep His commands and do not forsake His law. This is wisdom for all! #Wisdom
15 Drink water from your own cistern,
And running water from your own well.
16 Should your fountains be dispersed abroad,
Streams of water in the streets?
17 Let them be only your own,
And not for strangers with you.
18 Let your fountain be blessed,
And rejoice with the wife of your youth.
19 As a loving deer and a graceful doe,
Let her breasts satisfy you at all times;
And always be enraptured with her love.
20 For why should you, my son, be enraptured by an immoral woman,
And be embraced in the arms of a seductress?
God is not against sex, God created men and women as sexual beings. God's specific plan for sexual activity is within a marriage relationship. Here God encourages a positive sexual relationship with wife of his youth.He is told to rejoice and be satisfied with her. Maximum love can only be fulfilled in a faithful marriage. Be committed and content with your marriage. #FaithfulMarriage
4 He also taught me, and said to me:
“Let your heart retain my words;
Keep my commands, and live.
5 Get wisdom! Get understanding!
Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
6 Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you;
Love her, and she will keep you.
7 Wisdom is the principal thing;
Therefore get wisdom.
And in all your getting, get understanding.
The Lord gives us more instruction which is good for our understanding. When we let our heart retain His words, we get understanding which gives wisdom. We must hear and recieve it will add years to our life and in walking it will keep us from stumbling. The reading of the Bible daily should be our desire to follow Christ's footsteps. #GetUnderstanding
3 My son, do not forget my law,
But let your heart keep my commands;
2 For length of days and long life
And peace they will add to you.
3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart,
4 And so find favor and high esteem
In the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and depart from evil.
8 It will be health to your flesh,
And strength to your bones.
9 Honor the Lord with your possessions,
And with the firstfruits of all your increase;
10 So your barns will be filled with plenty,
And your vats will overflow with new wine.
Here in the first 10 verses is wisdom for the young in age, or young in maturity. When we are you we think we know it all but...the Lord sys to remember His law and keep His commands. This is wisdom for all our lives. When we trust in the Lord with all our heart lean on His understanding and not our own acknowledging all His ways He will direct our paths. When we fear the Lord and depart from evil it will be health to us and strength for us. It goes on to tell us to honor the Lord with our possessions, our first fruits of ALL our increase. In God's economy the key to financial increase is 'GIVING'! We have no control God alone is our source! #KeyToFinancialIncrease #Giving
The Value of Wisdom
2 My son, if you receive my words,
And treasure my commands within you,
2 So that you incline your ear to wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding;
3 Yes, if you cry out for discernment,
And lift up your voice for understanding,
4 If you seek her as silver,
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
5 Then you will understand the fear of the Lord,
And find the knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;
Once we ask for wisdom and recieve it, let us understand the value of it. Every word from the mouth of God comes knowlege and understanding. We must READ the Word, all of it from Genesus to Revelation. So reading from the Bibe every day this New Year will let you understand the value of it. I pray you will take time each day to gain knowledge and understanding from the Father and you may WALK in it!
20 So you may walk in the way of goodness,
And keep to the paths of righteousness.
21 For the upright will dwell in the land,
And the blameless will remain in it;
2 To know wisdom and instruction,
To perceive the words of understanding,
3 To receive the instruction of wisdom,
Justice, judgment, and equity;
4 To give prudence to the simple,
To the young man knowledge and discretion--
5 A wise man will hear and increase learning,
And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel,
6 To understand a proverb and an enigma,
The words of the wise and their riddles.
The purpose is to give people wisdom. The secret of wisdome is found in verse 7.
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The Call to Wisdom
23 Turn at my rebuke;
Surely I will pour out my spirit on you;
I will make my words known to you.
God desires to pour out His spirit on ALL people. Do you lack wisdom? Ask and recieve it every day. Fear the Lord not people! #Knowledge
8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
9 Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”
10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”
Is the Lord calling you? Are you listening? Or are you hiding? God knows where you are and what you are trying to hide from Him, but He still loves you. Run to Him! Listen to Him! Obey His call! He loves you and offers forgiveness!
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