Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 5 (O Taste and See That The Lord Is Good! Part 2 “Taste & See God’s Delicious Fruit!”)

By admin On January 26th, 2018

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 5

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O Taste and See That The Lord Is Good! Part 2 “Taste & See God’s Delicious Fruit!”

To read Part 1, click here….February 28 (O Taste and See That The Lord Is Good! Part 1: “The Wedding At Cana”)

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“O taste and see that the LORD is good…

He left not Himself without witness,

in that He did good,

and gave us rain from heaven,

and fruitful seasons,

filling our hearts with food and gladness.”

Psalm 34:8 & Acts 14:17

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:South-American_butterfly.jpgThere is no excuse for anyone who disbelieves in God!

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Nature has its witnesses, who stand up and speak eloquently on the Creator’s behalf!

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South American Butterfly – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License

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“AND GOD SAW EVERY THING THAT HE MADE, AND BEHOLD, IT WAS VERY GOOD!”

Genesis 1:31

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Just look at the beauty of nature!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg

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Behold nature’s awesome grandeur!

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And seek after its wisdom! Its poetry! Its law & order! Its love!

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Look up, and behold the signs written in the sun, moon and stars! (see Luke 21:25)

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These are the faithful witnesses found in all of nature, which proclaim their Divine Maker!

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Starry Night at La Silla – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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“Can you think of the most beautiful part of any supermarket?”

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Question Mark – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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FRESH FRUIT

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Yes, just what is the most beautiful part of any food market?

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Well, many people might say the most beautiful part of the store would be the fresh produce department.

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After all, just stand back and appreciate all the various bright and beautiful colors of each fruit!

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Fruit Stall in Barcelona Market by Daderot – Wikipedia share-alike license

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:COCTEL_DE_FRUTAS.jpg“ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL”

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Now, why do you suppose that fruit is so colorful?

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Could it be that our Heavenly Father created fruit to purposely be so bright and colorful to attract us to such a diet?

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Fruit Cocktail – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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THE ORIGINAL DIET

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fruit_Stall_in_Barcelona_Market.jpgListen to what Mankind’s original diet was to be comprised of…“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” Genesis 1:29

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So here is revealed that Mankind was to live entirely on fruits, seeds and herbs.

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And to all that He created, it is written…“And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good.” Genesis 1:31

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And let’s not forget that this diet was to sustain Mankind forever. There was no death in that garden!

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Fruit Stall in Barcelona Market by Daderot – Wikipedia share-alike license

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“EAT…FOR STRENGTH!”

Ecclesiastes 10:17

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Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.But if only evolution proponents would turn away for a moment from their fixation on fossilized bones and refocus upon all the living things which God has created, they might just be awakened to how utterly amazing are the various creations, which fruit is part of!

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Yes, the vast variety of fresh fruits which are available are a real testament to God’s loving care for His human family!

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And those who choose to live on a diet of fresh produce enjoy a higher degree of health than those who live on the standard diet of today’s society!

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Averrhoa carambola Fruit – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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JESUS ATE FOR STRENGTH

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http://www.joyfulheart.com/easter/tissot-passion.htmBut having said all this, it is nonetheless true that this website actually endorses the diet which Jesus lived on as the ultimate diet for Mankind.

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And an integral part of His diet is the temperance which Jesus exercised on a daily basis. In other words, Jesus mostly ate only one or two types of food on each meal.

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And of course, Jesus often went without food, for one reason or another. And we might all pray for such moral strength to likewise go on occasional times of fasting. It would be for our increased health to do so.

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Jesus – Tissot – Meal of our lord and the apostles – Public Domain

 

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“the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: “

1st Peter 5:8

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpgOf course, we can’t forget that the Christian has an adversary who stands ready to oppose any attempt to imitate Jesus.

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And so, those who would like to follow their Master in the area of diet, will undoubtedly encounter many obstacles along their pathway to Heaven.

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Nevertheless, we must keep praying and keep striving for victory in this and in every other area of following Jesus!

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May the Lord give us all strength to overcome all!

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Christian and Apollyon – Pilgrim’s Progress – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Beagle_and_sleeping_black_and_white_kitty-01.jpg

TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the joy of knowing more about the wonders of nature. Help me to see, not only the beauty and poetry of nature, and the wisdom and law of nature, but also the many pictures of Love: God’s love in nature…and the joy of nature…

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Beagle and sleeping kitty – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…May 25th (What’s An Aristaphagist?), or you may also read…June 15 (What’s An Aristaphagist!? Part 3: “What Did Jesus Eat?”)

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THE END

Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!.

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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HEAVENLY OBJECT LESSON

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“Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.” Isaiah 24:23

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When God created the Moon and the stars, He ordained them to “rule the night” (Gen. 1:16). The Moon, especially when it is full, can light your pathway through the night, as it reflects the light of the Sun.

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So too, the Christian is to be a light to the world: to this sin-darkened world. But as the Moon must reflect the light of the Sun, in order to be a light to the world, so also must the Christian reflect the light of Jesus, to be a spiritual light to this planet in rebellion. Listen…

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“Ye are the light of the world…Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

.This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

However, during an eclipse, the Earth passes directly between the Sun and the Moon, preventing that sunlight from shining on the Moon’s face. This is an incredible object-lesson about when the child of God allows the world to come between him and his Lord. Like the eclipse, that person no longer reflects the light of Jesus, because his or her love of this dark world of sin has eclipsed the light from the “Sun of Righteousness” (see Malachi 4:2).

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And so, this is just one of the many poetic truths seen in the Moon. (For more on this subject of an eclipse, you may link to the article… “Lunar Eclipse & Spiritual Eclipse”)

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Dutch Painting: Um_moinho_dominando_a_baía_à_luz_lunar wikimedia US public domain

This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

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TOMORROW:

June 6 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 19: “Like Hind’s Feet To Walk Upon Mine High Places”)

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CHRIST’S OBJECT LESSONS, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a sampler of the audio book about the Bible’s parables in which Ellen White relates them to every day practical living…

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Chapter 24 – “Without a Wedding Garment”

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The Five Wise Virgins – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This recording #206, is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s 90 minute nightly talk shows. This particular program aired in the last few years of his 50 year radio ministry, and includes caller’s questions regarding his teachings on “the end of the church age”…

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 

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