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“Son of man, with one blow I will take away your dearest treasure. Yet you must not show any sorrow at her death. Do not weep; let there be no tears” (Ezekiel 24:16 NLT).

From: November 12, 2019

DO YOU LOVE THE LORD MORE THAN THESE?

The Lord gave the prophet Ezekiel, whom He often referred to as the “Son of man,” a prophecy concerning the coming death of his wife. He further instructed him not to mourn for his wife because he was to be a sign to those who would see the destruction of Judah’s “dearest treasure,” namely the Temple. Ezekiel obeyed the Lord. For he told the people the prophecy God had given him the next morning and that same evening, his wife died. And Ezekiel did not outwardly mourn for her just as the Lord had commanded him. He became a symbol for those exiles who came from Jerusalem having seen the Temple’s destruction.
 
When Jesus came, He took up the title “Son of Man” as his own. For in Ezekiel we see a foreshadowing of Christ, who willingly submitted to the Father’s will and identified with his people’s sufferings.
 
The resurrected Jesus asked his disciple, Peter, “Do you love me more than these?” (John 21:15). Peter answered, “Yes Lord, you know that I love you.”
 
Wasn’t the Lord asking Ezekiel that same question when He informed him of his wife’s imminent death? Doesn’t the Lord still ask this question of us? 
 
“Do you love Me more than these?”
 
PRAYER: Dear Father, we treasure many things, but we desire to treasure You above all. We declare our love for You above all others. Yet, we know that we often love others more than You. Help us to see that even our greatest loves, our spouses, our children, our parents, our friends, are all gifts from You. We love them all, but we would love You above all others. In Jesus’ name, amen.

“By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith” (Hebrews 11:7 NLT).

From: November 12, 2018

GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS THROUGH FAITH
There is only one way to be right with God. And that is to receive the righteousness of God through faith. Noah’s faith was in contrast to the rest of the world, which thought they could earn God’s favor. Noah received God’s justification by grace as a gift through faith. Whereas the world sought to earn God’s favor through self-effort, earning sin’s wages, which is death. Noah did not have the full light of the gospel, yet he had sufficient light to trust not in the ark, but in the God who told him to build it. It was not Noah’s faith that saved him, but the object of his faith. Noah believed God.
 
Today, we live in the full light of the gospel, seeing that the righteousness of God has appeared. For the righteousness of God is a Person, not a philosophy, a Savior, not a standard, a Lamb, not a law. For the righteousness of God is Jesus Christ. His coming fulfilled Noah’s forward-looking faith, as well as our faith that looks back to the cross, so that God “might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Rom. 3:26).

‘The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”’ (Psalm 110:1 NKJV).

From: November 12, 2017

David wrote Psalm 110 as an announcement of the Messiah’s coming reign. In Hebrew, this verse is: “Yahweh” said to my “Adonai.” The name that God revealed to Moses, “Yahweh” (or “Jehovah”) was the One talking to the Messiah, whom David referred to as “my Lord” (“Adonai”). The title “Adonai” was also used for God. David had already been told by God that the Messiah would be from his lineage (2 Sam. 7:16). Yet, here the Spirit revealed to David that the Messiah would be greater than him, so that he would call him “Adonai,” a title usually reserved for God.
 
The Spirit revealed to David a conversation between the Father and the Son from eternity past. Yet, it described the present time. For the Lord Jesus, having already accomplished our salvation as Suffering Servant, now sits at the right hand of the Father awaiting His appearance as Victorious King (Mark 14:62).
 
However, the most profound revelation may be that David called Him, “my Lord.” For that is the key. Not that He is “the” Lord, but that He is “my” Lord. Have you made Jesus your Lord today?

“By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible” (Hebrews 11:3 ESV)

From: November 12, 2016

The assumption that the origin of the universe can be extrapolated from its present visible condition is here denied. The Bible teaches that God spoke the universe into existence, “ex nihilo” (“out of nothing”). Humanity was not present when this happened, but God has revealed this through His Word. According to Hebrews, those listed in chapter eleven’s “faith hall of fame” had a faith that included this foundational truth: God created the universe and we are His creation.

“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible” (Hebrews 11:3 NKJV)

From: November 12, 2015

The assumption that the origin of the universe can be extrapolated from its present visible condition is here denied. The Bible teaches that God spoke the universe into existence, “ex nihilo” (“out of nothing”). We were not there when this happened, but God has revealed this to us through His Word. According to Hebrews, those listed in chapter eleven’s “faith hall of fame” had a faith that included this foundational truth: God created the universe and we are His creation.

“By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen” (Hebrews 11:3 NLT)

From: November 12, 2014

The assumption that the origin of the universe can be extrapolated from its present visible condition is here denied. The Bible teaches that God spoke the universe into existence, ex nihilo – out of nothing. We were not there when this happened, but God has revealed this to us through His Word. According to Hebrews, those listed in chapter eleven’s “faith hall of fame” had a faith that included this foundational truth: God created the universe and we are His creation.

“By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible” (Hebrews 11:3)

From: November 12, 2013

The assumption that the origin of the universe can be extrapolated from its present visible condition is here denied. The Bible teaches that God spoke the universe into existence, ex nihilo – out of nothing. We were not there when this happened, but God has revealed this to us through His Word. According to Hebrews, those listed in chapter eleven’s “faith hall of fame” had a faith that included this foundational truth: God created the universe and we are His creation.

“And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him” (Hebrews 11:6)

From: November 12, 2012

Sola Fide (Faith alone). God is not pleased by our effort, but by our faith. It is Christ’s work that satisfied God. It is our faith in Christ’s finished work that pleases Him.

“If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse” (Proverbs 27:14)

From: November 12, 2011

Solomon must’ve been a late sleeper. He shows his sense of humor with this pithy observation. The difference between blessing and cursing isn’t just in the words we choose. It’s also our sense of timing.