Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
The USA has become a welfare state based almost solely on the failure of the churches to step up to the plate and meet the NEEDS of those in dire straits.
The result is that those in dire straits live off the state.
And many, many MORE live off the state who are simply lazy.
For today, I have I have a Bible trivia question for you to answer yourself, then try on a friend. What do the following words have in common? Tishri, Kislev, Nisan, Sivan, and Ab? (Hint: you could also add Adar.)
Well, it sounds like some Russian towns and a Japanese car manufacturer, doesn’t it?
No – that’s not it.
Answer: They are all months in the Jewish calendar.
For the devout Jew, the calendar was more than a way of marking time. It provided a ready-made way to recall annually God's dealings in the life of the nation. Nisan marked Passover, the time of Israel's deliverance from Egyptian bondage. Sivan brought the Feast of Pentecost, the celebration of yet another bountiful harvest from God. Tishri took the people back to their wilderness wanderings through the Feast of the Tabernacles. Each holiday became a holy day -- a time of recalling, repenting, and renewing old commitments to follow the God of Israel.
Psalm 77:11 (KJV);
“I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.”
Psalm 89:1 (KJV);
“I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.”
Isaiah 46:9 (KJV);
“Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,”
1 Corinthians 1:9 (KJV);
“God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.”
What are we talking about here? Remembering the things of old. Commemorating the things that God has done in the past. Keeping traditions alive which bring to mind how God has dealt with his people throughout history. It’s not a Jewish thing; it’s a believer’s joy.
May God bless each one of you -
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