Never Forget Your Heavenly Accountant

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Exodus 12:36 The Lord had made the Egyptians favorably disposed toward the people, and they gave them what they asked for; so they plundered the Egyptians.

O-bservation:

This verse finalizes the account of Israel’s last night in Egyptian bondage. The death angel of God had destroyed every first-born human and animal in Egypt, who did not not have the blood of a lamb painted on their doorpost. Egyptians were so distraught that they were obliged to give the Israeli’s what they asked for as they left. The Israeli’s asked for their silver and gold upon Gods command to Moses. The Egyptians quickly gave them all they had, so that scripture says they were “PLUNDERED,” by the Israelites.

A-pplication:

I don’t know who your accountant is but my accountant, ultimately is the Lord in heaven. He keeps the record straight. For 430 years the Israelis numbering 600,000 folks had been slaves of the Egyptians. In the end not by themselves, but by the hand of God the Egyptians were plundered, by the Israeli’s. Perhaps you feel as though you have sowed faithfully and yet your harvest has not been what you expected. But today I want to say, “Never Forget Your Heavenly Accountant.” It may take awhile but He will supply your every need.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I thank you this AM that you have always taken care of me through every season of my life. Even when I thought I somehow got shorted, you have come through over and over again! I’m so grateful. Amen
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The Blessing Comes When You FINISH The Job

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Exodus 39:43 Moses inspected the work and saw that they had done it just as the Lord had commanded. So Moses blessed them.

O-bservation:

It is said that the building of the mobile Tabernacle in the wilderness probably took about six months. When the people finished their part, it then had to be assembled. But, when the people finished and Moses checked it out, the scripture says he BLESSED them.

A-pplication:

One thing that is clear from this story is "The Blessing Comes When You FINISH The Job." We live in a world where so many believe they are entitled to a blessing simply because they breathe. However, scripture is quick to qualify the "Blessing of the Lord." Certainly we are all blessed because the sun shines, but not too hot, and when it goes dark at the end of the day we don't freeze to death. That's a blessing. For some, there's a blessing based upon where they are born, and to whom they are born. But, the greatest blessings in this life are achieved through hard work. Whether you like it or not, it's Bible, "The Blessing Comes When You Finish The Job."

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I've lived the victory side and the losing side of this truth. Please help me keep winning. Amen
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When The Love For God’s House Consumes Us

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Exodus 36:5 “The people are bringing more than enough for doing the work the Lord commanded to be done.”

O-bservation:

Moses had asked the people of Israel who were willing to bring offerings to build the temple in the wilderness. In a previous verse, the scripture says they continued to bring offerings morning after morning. The truth is, they were consumed with a love for God’s house.

A-pplication:

It's hard to believe that eventually Moses had to ask the people to stop bringing offerings because there was more than enough. I dare say that if this kind of love for God’s house was prevalent among all Believers today, the world would be evangelized! I'm not saying everyone would come to faith in Jesus, but the gospel would certainly circle the globe into every tribe and nation. Let's lay all of that aside for a moment and just talk about you and me. What about our love for His house? I'm always asking myself, "Rich, how much do you really love His house, His gospel, His Word, His ways?" But think about it, what could we really do "When The Love For God’s House Consumes Us?"

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I'm not just talking about a building this AM. I'm talking about the whole of the Gospel! Help me LOVE You more! Amen
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I Wonder What We’re Missing?

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Exodus 31:15 For six days work is to be done, but the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest, holy to the Lord. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day is to be put to death.

O-bservation:

The observation this AM is WOW! In the Old Covenant the Jewish people were to obey the Sabbath and keep it holy, or DIE!

A-pplication:

I've read this passage more times than I can count, but this AM it hit me hard. Instead of judging the passage, my first thought was, "I Wonder What We're Missing?" In other words, being in holy communion with God for a whole day was so important that anyone who broke it was to be put to death. Thankfully we live under the New Covenant of grace. Yet, what would happen if each and every one of us had a true weekly Sabbath for one whole day, just us and God. What would happen in our life with stress, worry, fear, insecurity, insignificance, and war? Maybe that stuff would just be gone. "I Wonder What We're Missing?"

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I'm silenced this AM. I've tried all my life to have a one-day, weekly Sabbath. Help me Lord. I'd like to find out what I'm missing. Amen
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But … Who Made The Promise?

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Exodus 6:9 Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and harsh labor.

O-bservation:

After 400 years of slavery, God sent Moses, His prophet, to speak to the people. Moses told them to get ready because the Lord was going to deliver them from the Egyptians and give them their "Promised Land." The Bible says the Israelites didn't listen to him.

A-pplication:

It's true the Israelites were worn out. After 400 years of slavery, anybody on the planet would be discouraged and feel overworked, because they were. When they heard Moses tell them that God had spoken to him, and that the Lord had promised to release them and give them the "Promised Land," it's obvious they wouldn't listen to him. However, their discouragement and overworked reality overshadowed who was making the promise. When the Lord God Jehovah makes a promise that is meant to be immanent, everyone must stand up and pay attention. Even slaves who've been discouraged and overworked. The next time you hear the Lord promise you deliverance in the midst of your impossible trial, you can walk away if you want. "But ... Remember Who Made The Promise."

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, This AM I hear You promising and I won't forget. I know You will make a way! Amen
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