Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
We have similar laws here in the US -
Fortunately, most of us do not live in those areas where such laws are taken seriously. Here, the main problem is that the KID can report the PARENT, and then it becomes an official violation and gets REAL sticky.
The historian, Gibbon, tells us that Abdulrahman, of the Muslim Caliphs of Spain, built for his pleasure the city, palace, and gardens of Zehra, beautifying them with the costliest marbles, sculptures, gold, and pearls. He had sixty-three hundred persons—wives, concubines, and eunuchs—at his service. His guard had belts and scimitars studded with gold. At his death, the following memorial was found: "I have now reigned above fifty years in victory and peace. . . . Riches, honors, power, pleasure—the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot: they amount to fourteen."
How about you, Brother? Are you happy?
Sister, can you number the happy days of the last year on your fingers?
The Word of God tells us of true happiness, and how to attain it.
First of all, there is happiness in trusting in the Lord – something this Caliph knows nothing about:
Proverbs 16:20 (KJV);
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
And there is happiness in just being one of the people of God!
Deuteronomy 33:29 (KJV);
Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.
“Just” being one of the people of God? That’s like being “Just” perfectly healthy, isn’t it? No – being one of the people of God is not some minor thing, but the single most important thing that will ever happen to you in your life.
The last time I was happy was – NOW.
The last time I felt joy and exhultation was just a few minutes ago when I stepped outside and watched the lightening Eastern sky as clouds from the south skidded past overhead. I observed them, felt my spirit soar, and thanked God for his entire creation, and for giving me yet one more fantastic day.
May the God of all creation bless each one of you, guys - -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.