“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
18 who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.” 19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. 22 And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.” 23 Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him, 24 but also for us. It shall be imputed to us who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25 who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.
Abraham did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God. Yes we too need faith but in whom? Faith in ourselves? Faith in things? Faith in the Word of God? We are overcomers IF we do not waver in unbelief regarding God's promises. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God! #GodsPromises #FaithfromGod
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”
Jesus says we live by EVERY WORD from God. We are nourished by the Words in the Bible. Today we have been nourished by the hearing of the Word at the Bible reading marathon in Detroit Lakes, MN. The Word also tells us faith comes by hear and hearing by the Word of God. Our faith has increased PRAISE THE LORD!
(as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.” And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.”
Are you weak in faith? Don't doubt the promises of God. Abraham was not perfect, he was ordinary just like you and me. However, he did not waver at the promises of God through unbelief. Abraham continued to believe the promises of God. His faith grow stronger rather than weaker. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Keep reading and declaring out loud His promises!
Psalm 81:13-14, 16
“Oh, that My people would listen to Me,
That Israel would walk in My ways!
I would soon subdue their enemies,
And turn My hand against their adversaries.
He would have fed them also with the finest of wheat;
And with honey from the rock I would have satisfied you.”
Oh God, you so desperately want us to LISTEN to you to WALK in your ways. You want to bless us far above what we can imagine. Give us ears and hearts to hear what you are saying and courage to take action.
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