Tag - Punishment

I’d Go With God

S. O. A. P. Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: Numbers 11:23 The Lord answered Moses, “Is the Lord’s arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you.” O-bservation: The Israelites were in the wilderness complaining that there was no meat to eat. They wanted to go back to Egypt. God told Moses, tell the people to get ready to eat meat. They're going to have so much meat for a whole month it will be coming out of their noses. Moses said, "C'mon!" God said, "Okay you don't think I can do it? Watch this!" A-pplication: The next day, almost...

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Patient Efficiency

S. O. A. P. Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: Leviticus 10:3 Moses then said to Aaron, "This is what the Lord spoke of when he said: "'Among those who approach me I will be proved holy; in the sight of all the people I will be honored.'" Aaron remained silent. O-bservation: One chapter after Moses and Aaron and Aaron's sons had experienced the most exhilarating day of ministry in their lives, catastrophe hit the same family. Two of Aaron’s four sons, Nadab and Abihu, offered "strange fire" before the Lord and God destroyed the two young men. Moses said to Aaron, "You know...

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Dad’s Coming Home

S. O. A. P Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: Ezekiel 34:15 I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down, declares the sovereign Lord. O-bservation: Earlier, in Ezekiel 22:30, The Lord said He had looked all over Israel to find someone who would "Stand In the Gap" between Him and the people of Israel, to represent each to the other (i.e.: Moses or Abraham), but He couldn't find anyone. God used the metaphor of the Shepherd to the Sheep to describe the Spiritual Leader’s care for the people of Israel, and God found it to be so deplorable that He himself...

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This Is Gonna Hurt ME, More Than It Hurts YOU

S. O. A. P Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: Ezekiel 18:32 For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live! O-bservation: Throughout the book of Ezekiel, God pronounces the punishment the Israelis must endure because of their sins. And before anyone can begin to hurl accusations at God suggesting that He relishes in His punishment of His own people, God dispels any potential such accusations. He states, "If you think I'm having fun you couldn't be more wrong. I'm begging you to repent so that you can live!” A-pplication: When I was a young boy and got...

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