Good Morning Dear Ones. This is hoping you are all doing well as this week is closing out and we are looking forward to being able to meet in service this Sunday.
Exodus 32:1 – 33:23.
We continue to look at the Word of the Lord and His wisdom and counsel that we benefit from.
Ps. 33:11. The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, His thoughts to all generations.
Ps 33:6. By the word of the Lord were the heavens made: and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
Consider the thoughts of God’s heart. God cannot even look upon sin, nor consider or think of sin. His heart is pure and whole with pure thoughts.
Scripture tells us that at one time God looked upon man’s heart and saw that every thought was evil continually. This is a horrible condition to consider and for anyone who has awareness of God, this would be a very fearful condition to exist in even for a short time. How thankful we can be for the thoughts of God’s heart. His thoughts are upon us continually and they are full of mercy and grace.
He tells us that His thoughts are not our thoughts. How thankful we can be that the Lord’s thoughts are independent of man. His thoughts are not influenced by all the emotions we have to deal with.
When we dwell into God’s Word. We learn of Him, we learn of His wisdom, we learn of His counsel. And we have an advocate example to look to and follow.
The Lord tells us of the purpose of His church, its structure, and its operation in our lives.
Ephesians 4:/there is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling: One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all. Who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
11. And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
13. For the perfecting of the saints.
12. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13. Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
With these gifts God gives us, with the indwelling of His Word, with the hope He gives us, and the Hope we have in our Lord Jesus Christ, we can go forward and serve the Lord each day looking unto Him, the author and finisher of our faith. May these few thoughts be blessed of the Lord to benefit our walk here this day and we be enabled to serve and honor Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. And rejoice in the joy of HIS salvation for us.
God bless each of you.
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Eld. Mike Hughes
Pastor of Purcell Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church