Daily Bible Study
Habakkuk 2:2,3: "Then the LORD answered me and said: "Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry."' The command to write the revelation is unusual. Generally prophets spoke the word of the Lord first. ' He may run who reads it' Messengers would proclaim the divine oracle. 'An appointed time' speaks of a determined time in God's eyes. "though it tarries wait for it' God knows His plan and the outworking of all things in accordance with His purposes. The godly are responsible to study and proclaim His revelation while awaiting its fulfillment. The fulfillment of the vision would not take any longer than God had planned.
THE VOICE AGAIN - Psalm 119:105: 'Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.' "Yes! My Word, the Scriptures. Read them, study them; store them in your hearts, use them as you use a lamp to guide your footsteps. But remember, My children, My Word is more even than that. It is the Voice that speaks to your hearts, that inner consciousness that tells of Me. It is the Voice that speaks to you intimately, personally, in this sacred evening time. It is even more than that. It is I, your Lord and Friend. 'And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.' Truly a lamp to your feet and a light to your path."
2 Timothy 3:1-5: " But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come. For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanders, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!" 'A form of godliness' is an outward appearance of reverence for God. 'Denying its power' describes religious activity that is not connected to a living relationship with Jesus Christ. As time progresses people will begin to participate in religious activities that are empty. These activities would have nothing to do with a true relationship with God or with individual faith in Jesus Christ. This kind of religion provokes God's anger. 'Turn away' is a command to avoid the evil persons described here.
DISCOUNT MONEY - "Never count success by money gained. That is not the mind of My Kingdom. Your success is the measure of My Will and Mind that you have revealed to those around you. Your success is the measure of My Will that those around you have seen worked out in your lives." Accepting God's Will for our lives is THE most important aspect of our Spiritual growth. He knows what we need on our journey. Have a super weekend and stay healthy and safe brothers and sisters.
Jesus is talking about being the true shepherd in John 10:10: "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." The thieves take life; the shepherd gives it. Abundant life includes salvation, nourishment, healing, and much more. Life here refers to eternal life, God's life. It speaks not only of endlessness, but of quality of life. With Christ, life on earth can reach much higher quality, and then in heaven it will be complete and perfect.