Daily Archives: February 7, 2018

Exodus 22-24; Psalm 109; Ephesians 6

We read about the laws given to the Israelites in Exodus.  But my favorite part of this passage is when the Lord’s glory was revealed.

Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered

          the mountain.  The glory of the Lord dwelt on Mount Sinai,

          and the cloud covered it six days.  And on the seventh day he

          called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. Now the

          appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a devouring

          fire on top of the mountain in the sight of the people of

          Israel.” (Ex 24:15-17 ESV)

Psalm 109 is David’s cry to God against his false accusers.  But ends with a vow of praise.

With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the Lord;

          and in the midst of many I will praise Him.

          for He stands at the right hand of the needy,

          to save him from those who judge his soul.”

          (Psalm 109:30-31 ESV)

Ephesians talks about how to take on the armor of God when enemies come against us.

“Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be

          able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to

          stand firm.  Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth,

          and having put on the breastplate of righteousness.

          And having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel

          of peace; In addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you

          will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil

          One.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,

          which is the word of God.  With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit,

          and with this view, be on alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints.”

         (Ephesians 6:13-18 ESV)

Help us to focus on Your glory and on praising You in times of trials, when our enemies come against us, when the Evil One attacks us.  With the help of the Holy Spirit, we have all we need.  Help us to remember this.

Amen,

Kellie

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