He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands by Mahalia Jackson (Music Video)

 

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God Loves Every Human Being! by Gene McGuire August 30, 2010

“Therefore be imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example] as well-beloved children [imitate their father].” (Ephesians 5:1 Amp. Bible)

COMMENT: The Scriptures tell us that God is love (1 John 4:8), so it only follows that we should imitate Love. In my opinion, 1 Cor. 13:4-8 gives us the best description of Love I have ever seen. That’s the reason I have personalized it and placed it on my refrigerator and recite it orally daily.

I endure long and am patient and kind; I am never envious nor boil over with jealousy. I am not boastful or vainglorious, nor do I display myself haughtily. I am not conceited, rude or act unbecomingly. I do not insist on my own rights or way for I am not self-seeking; I am not touchy, fretful or resentful; I take no account of the evil done to me. I do not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoice when right and truth prevail. I bear up under anything and everything that comes. I’m ever ready to believe the best of every person. My hopes are fadeless under all circumstances and they endure everything without weakening. I never fail ! ! ! (1 Cor. 13:4-8 The Amplified Bible)

SCRIPTURES TO STUDY: Isaiah 55:11 and 57:19

WISE SAYING: The Truth, God’s Word, is eternal. It never changes. Facts, on the other hand, do change; and it’s the Truth that changes them. This comes about when we speak the Truth about the situations in our lives.

Sincerely Yours, Gene McGuire

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A Hammer On A Rock by Martin A. Cisneros February

Jeremiah 23:29  

“Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?”

A Hammer on a Rock

Hammers come in all shapes and sizes. There are jackhammers, sledgehammers, claw hammers and ball peen hammers, to name a few. Each one is designed with a certain task in mind. A jackhammer breaks up asphalt. A sledgehammer drives stakes into the ground. A claw hammer drives nails through lumber. A ball peen hammer is frequently used by machinists. But all hammers have one ultimate purpose: to enable the user to penetrate a hard substance.

As God viewed Israel in the time of Jeremiah, He saw a nation whose heart had become exceedingly hard. The kings (or shepherds) failed in their responsibility to lead the people as they ought. Instead of guiding them to green pastures, many of the kings led the people into the wilderness of idolatry and immorality (Jer. 23:1-2). Even the religious leaders, whose job was to exhort the people to righteousness, hardened their hearts against God. He declared that both prophet and priest were profane (v. 11). Something was needed to penetrate these callused hearts. That’s why God proclaimed that His Word would not only be like a fire to burn away the chaff, but also like a hammer, powerful enough to shatter the rock-hard hearts of His people.

The Bible tells us that sin hardens the heart (Eph. 4:17-19). The longer a person rebels against God, the harder his heart becomes. But we must never underestimate the power of God’s Word. Sometimes it touches our lives gently and brings comfort and healing. At other times it comes down like a sledgehammer with a blow that breaks our hearts into pieces. The more we choose to harden our hearts against God and His will, the more devastating the blow.

Ask God to reveal if your heart has become hardened toward Him. And if you sense it has, allow Him to use His Word to shatter any hardness you might find.

Better a shattered heart than a hardened heart.

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