Go forth from Babylon! Flee from the Chaldeans!
Declare this with a shout of joy, proclaim it,
Send it out to the end of the earth;
Say, “The LORD has redeemed His servants.”
•God Blesses Us
“Their [Israel/God’s people] confidence is in his works as well as in his word. He is the God of their fathers (11), The God who from patriarchal times onwards has recognized their weaknesses, pardoned their sins, heard their prayers, vanquished their enemies and provided their needs. The God who had delivered them in the past will not fail them now. When God’s people are fearful they must remember who he is, what he has promised, and what he has done.”
The Message of Deuteronomy, Raymond Brown, pg. 34
With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For He has said that He will bring me home
And day by day I know He will renew me
Until I stand with joy before the throne
To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to Him
When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I, but through Christ in me
Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me
•God Goes Before Us
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the men of old obtained a testimony.
•God Blesses Obedience
“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”
Let your passion be for another; submerge yourself in service and sacrifice for the beloved, and you will in some incomprehensible way discover that you have been created anew as another new, better self. You must be willing to lose your life to gain it. This new self is not discovered by fostering a pattern of isolation, but in a new connection to others that is fostered through sacrifice, service, and love.
You’re Only Human, Dr. Kelly Kapic
May the LORD, the God of your fathers, increase you a thousand-fold more than you are, and bless you, just as He has promised you!