Today’s Devotional – May 26th (“My Ways Are Not Your Ways!”)

By admin On May 26th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – May 26th

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“My Ways Are Not Your Ways!”

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“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,

neither are your ways My ways, saith the LORD.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth,

so are My ways higher than your ways,

and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Isaiah 55:8, 9

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Have you ever heard this saying, “A stitch in time saves nine”?

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Well, there seems to be a lot of wisdom in that saying, doesn’t there? And of course, that saying comes from the observance of nature. And nature is a pretty good teacher, quite often.

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Yes, there are many proverbs in the world, which seem to be in harmony with the Bible. 

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What about this saying… “Don’t go swimming in shark-infested waters”? There’s another good proverb!

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Tiger shark – Wikimedia – share-alike license

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UNBIBLICAL PROVERBS

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But there are many, many, other proverbs, which are not so wonderful.

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Take for instance, this one… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bonnat02.jpg“God helps those who help themselves”.

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Is that a good proverb?

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Is that even a biblical idea?

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Well, the Bible says it quite differently… “For He (God) shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper. He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.” Psalm 72:12, 13

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Here is seen that God helps those who are helpless!

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Job – Wikipedia – US public-domain

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YOU’RE IN GOOD HANDS WITH GOD!

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Yes, we live in a world filled with many ideas about how we should live and what we should and shouldn’t do!

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This world is a veritable Babylon of confusion. And the ways of man are not the ways of God.

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Take, for example, the saying… “You’re in good hands with Allstate”. And when this saying is repeated on television, their logo shows a giant pair of hands, holding a car and a house, as if God Himself is namedhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Allstate.svg “Allstate”.

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Now Allstate may be an excellent company! And of course, if the law says we must have insurance to drive a car, we must submit ourselves to “every ordinance of Man, for the Lord’s sake”.

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But concerning whose hands are “good”, the Bible says just the opposite… “Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm…Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.” Jeremiah 17:5, 7

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Allstate svg – Wikipedia – non-free media fair-use rationale

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OUR DAILY BRAINWASHING

TV indoctrination

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If you watch television, you will notice that both the shows and the advertisements capitalize on the idea that Man is to trust in Man. Hardly ever does television promote the idea that Man should trust in God

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Therefore it’s no wonder that so few people are willing to put their trust in the Lord! After all, we are programmed by this high-tech society, to put our trust in Man’s strength.

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From morning till night, and beyond, these devices indoctrinate us to put our trust in Man.

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“THE RENEWING OF YOUR MINDS”

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“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your minhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Braet_von_%C3%9Cberfeldt_woman_with_bible_1866.jpgd, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2 

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And so, God has given us the Bible to re-educate ourselves into placing our trust in God. And God has commanded that we should read our Bible and contemplate its life-giving words, as we go about our daily duties. And the Bible promises… “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:17.

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So then, both “faith”, as well as “hearing” come to us as a result of studying God’s words. Yes, the Bible begets spiritual life into otherwise, spiritually dead humans.

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And all those who have truly received the gift of the Holy Spirit, will long to soak-in the life-giving words found in its pages!

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Braet von Überfeldt – woman with bible 1866 wikipedia US-public-domain

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PEACE THAT SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING!

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And isn’t it true, that it’s often very difficult to relearn how to handle life’s various problems and situations?

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But the life of faith and trusting in God to solve our problems is something we all must struggle with, at times.

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Yet haven’t we all experienced that, the more we learn to cease from Man’s faithless ways, and the more we put all our cares in God’s good hands, the more we will truly have peace as we enjoy the simplicity that we have in Christ?

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And as we grow in faith, and learn to live by faith, the more money we will save by not having to pay for the “peace of mind” that Man would sell to us.

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Because God’s “peace of mind” is totally free!

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Transfiguration bloch wikimedia commons US public domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus, who lived a life of faith and trust in Thy Word…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… November 14 (Heaven’s Operating System 7.0) or you can also read… November 21- (The World’s Biggest Cult!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE REVELATION 12 DRAGON

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Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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This Dragon constellation appears in the eastern horizon about mid-summer in the pre-dawn hours, spewing his flood-waters northward toward the Revelation 12 Woman in Travail (not pictured in this chart).

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The Wave of Water is primarily composed of the Constellation Auriga. There are two dimmer stars (#’s 1 & 2) which are closest to the Dragon’s mouth. These two dimmer stars are also part of this Wave of Water.

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THE ZODIAC NAMES

It is not the purpose, nor the desire of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity or recognition to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But unfortunately, the common names of many constellations (such as Scorpio or Sagittarius, etc.), must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

“May 27th (Through Jesus’ Eyes!)”

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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