Daily Devotional – November 5th (A Rosie the Riveter World, Part 1)

By admin On November 11th, 2013

 

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NOVEMBER 5TH

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IT’S A “ROSIE THE RIVETER” WORLD

Part 1

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It’s a Rosie the Riveter world. Well isn’t it? It’s an “I Can Do It!” world. Well don’t you believe it?

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OK, so that’s a bold statement. But just look around at this world. Just look at TV for instance. What do you see, all over the television? Do you see the hero of the story, waiting on God for help? Of course not! The hero of the story solves the big problem by his own (or her own) “brain or by brawn”. Correct? Try to think of one TV show, in which the hero allows God to solve the big problem. Even the TV series with a religious bent usually has the Christian character solving the big problem by human effort.

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And have you ever noticed that the secular shows, more often than not, portray Christians as “weak little birds”, and at last are saved by the big strong secular hero of the story.

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EVE, THE ORIGINAL ROSIE

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:We_Can_Do_It!.jpgYes, it’s a Rosie the Riveter world. And it’s been that way for a very long time! Even in the Garden, when the Tempter tempted the woman, it was over the issue of her wanting to be like God. She didn’t want to trust in God. She wanted to do things under her own strength and intellect. Yes, in a very real sense, Eve was the very first Rosie the Riveter!

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OUR HEAVENLY FATHER ALLOWED US TO “DO IT OURSELVES”

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And all God originally wanted, was for mankind to enjoy peace and rest and happiness. But when mankind left God’s Rest, and wanted to have a “We Can Do It!” world, God in His infinite wisdom decided to allow us to become that kind of a world! And so we became a “We Can Do It!” world.

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HOW’S IT WORKIN’ FOR US?

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Well, we’ve been a “We Can Do It” world for quite a while now. And to use a currently popular saying… “How’s our “We Can Do It” world workin’ out for us?” Not so good, is it? Just looking around, one might assess the situation as well, perhaps, a total flop. Yes, we’ve made a complete mess out of a beautiful world which God originally created to be a blissful paradise!

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“AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST”

Matthew 11:28

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But the very good news is, the door is still open to come back to God. Listen… “There remains therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into His rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from His. Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” Hebrews 4:9-11

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As this above passage proclaims, mankind is invited to come back to the Lord. God still holds out His “Rest unto your souls”, to any and every one who is tired of trying to be a “I Can Do It!” person.

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“THEIR STRENGTH IS TO SIT STILL”

Isaiah 30:7

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But one caution. If a person decides to come back to God’s Everlasting Rest, just http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Braet_von_%C3%9Cberfeldt_woman_with_bible_1866.jpgdon’t try to bring that “We Can Do It” philosophy into God’s Rest. It won’t work. No, the Christian must totally re-learn a completely brand new way of doing things.

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Listen to the Psalmist of Israel… “LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.” Psalm 131:1, 2.

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David was king of Israel, and yet he knew how to let God be the One to rule, placing his trust fully in the Lord.

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GREATER KNOWLEDGE BRINGS GREATER TRUST!

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And yes, as the Christian learns more and more about the Bible, he or she will learnhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg to put greater and greater trust in the Lord, to solve the many problems of life. And this verse will take on a greater and greater meaning to that Christian… “Be still, and know that I am God:” Psalm 46:10.

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And once that Christian finally puts full trust in God, there will be a peace which surpasses all human understanding, which this “Rosie The Riveter” world cannot know nor understand.

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YOU MAY ALSO READ PART 2 ROSIE THE RIVITER CHRISTIANITY”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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PLANET EARTH & FOURTH COMMANDMENT…

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“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall you labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it you shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” Exodus 20:8-11

 

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FOURTH SOLAR SYSTEM MEMBER

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Counting the Sun as the 1st heavenly sphere, the Earth is the 4th heavenly sphere. If we extend our theory (and it’s just a theory) that God created our solar system to correspond to the commandments, then planet Earth would correspond to the 4th Commandment.

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And so, on the very planet that corresponds to the commandment that exalts the idea of “rest” and “peace”, there exists very little peace. And very little rest. Ironic, isn’t it?

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For further exploration of this subject: Planet Of “Rest”-Finding “Rest Unto Your Soul” (Part 2, Perfect Peace)

You may also go to Part 3, or Part 4, of this “Planet Of Rest” series.

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TOMORROW:

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NOVEMBER 6TH ROSIE THE RIVETER CHRISTIANITY

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