Band of Brothers
The LORD is with you, mighty warrior
we do here echoes in eternity”
designed to have a lasting impact on eternity. Everyone will
die, but few people will ever truly live. To live like a
to live with honor before God and others, to live with
commitment to principle, to live with dedication to a cause,
to live with compassion for others, is to live in a way that
will echo in eternity.
Daily Bible Verse
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In recent months a number of personal friends have
lost their fortunes in a deepening recession. This
morning, one of these men and I meditated through
chapters 1 and 2 of Hosea. He, like so many
"successful" businessmen, rode a wave of prosperity,
assuming it was he who had brilliantly put the deals
together in creating wealth. This was also Israel's
assumption, so God chose to discipline her:
"She has not acknowledged that I was the one who
gave her the grain, the new wine and oil, who
lavished on her the silver and gold… " (2:8a)
But that is exactly what we do, is it not? We
believe it is our planning, our selling ability, or
our talent that brings "success." Thus we, like
Israel tend to take the credit unto ourselves.
So God DISCIPLINED her by removing her wealth:
"Therefore I will take away my grain when it ripens,
and my new wine when it is ready. I will take back
my wool and my linen, intended to cover her
nakedness… " (2:9, 10a)
In His enduring love, He then "ALLURED" her back to
"I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into
the desert and speak tenderly to her." (2:14)
Perhaps He will place us in the "desert" in order to
help us reestablish intimacy with Himself.
He then "BETROTHED" her again to Himself:
"I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth
you in righteousness and justice, in love and
compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and
you will acknowledge the Lord." (2:19, 20)
And finally, He RESTORED her:
"I will plant her for myself in the land; I will
show my love to the one I called 'Not my loved one.'
I will say to those called 'Not my people,' 'You are
my people'; and they will say, 'You are my God.'"
I don't know your circumstances, but I do know that
God loves us too much to allow us to take credit for
any "success" we may experience.
Facts of the Matter
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Prayer requires more of the heart than
of the tongue. ~Adam Clarke
Parachute/Battlement Mesa Colorado
Church meeting is 10:00AM
Grand Valley Middle School Auditorium
0364 Sipprelle Dr. 970-210-5795
"And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for
yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods
which your fathers served that were on the other side of the
River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell.
But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Found this on the web. Watch it to the end. You'll be
surprised... (You have to click the play button twice)
Copyright 2005-11 Sam L
To disciple men, to be followers of Jesus Christ and
become the men God designed us to be, men fully alive.
To grow a
honor bound Band of Brothers
committed to helping men discover their hearts no matter the costs. Brothers dedicated to fighting well
in this life set before us