September 03, 2020: SOAP #3927:   Ezekiel 20-21; Psalm 111; Revelation 8 Scripture:  Psalm (NIV) 111:2 Great are the works of the LORD;they are pondered by all who delight in them.3 Glorious and majestic are his deeds, andhis righteousness endures forever.4 He has caused his wonders to be remembered;the LORD is gracious and compassionate.5 He provides […]

September 03, 2020: SOAP #3927:   Ezekiel 20-21; Psalm 111; Revelation 8

Scripture:  Psalm (NIV) 111:
2 Great are the works of the LORD;
they are pondered by all who delight in them.
3 Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and
his righteousness endures forever.
4 He has caused his wonders to be remembered;
the LORD is gracious and compassionate.
5 He provides food for those who fear him;
he remembers his covenant forever.

Observation:  The Psalmist shows how the character of God can be seen in his deeds.  Who God is cannot be hidden.  It is revealed in what He does. 

Application:   I have been receiving 5-6 requests for money every day.  Most are needing help to buy food.  It has been my general practice and my advice to others not to send money to people I/we do not know.  So, what would God have me do?   

I believe God will use me to build faith that God is our provider.  The One who provided daily food and water for the Israelites crossing the wilderness on the way to the Promised Land"surely, He can provide for us today.  The One who fed His prophet by birds bringing food, and then from a widow's small, but unending supply of food"surely, He can do that for us today.  The One who used a small boy's lunch to feed 5,000 people"surely, He can do that today!    Paul sent out a request for money to help the churches in Jerusalem, but never a request for himself, yet we read his thanksgiving to churches that joined his ministry through giving.  Luke 8:3 speaks of women who supported Jesus through their money, but we do not see Jesus making any appeal for money. 

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, you have many ways to provide for us.  We are instructed to make our needs/request known to you.  We do.  Our faith is in you.  You are our provider.  To you will go all the glory and praise. Amen

Pastor Leon
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