|Diligent Training “Do not forget the things your eyes have seen.… Teach them to your children and to their children after them.” Deuteronomy 4:9 As you teach your children about God, you would be wise to heed the words of Moses. His message to parents is that we should talk about spiritual matters continually: “Impress [My commandments] on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:7–9 If we take away anything from this passage, it is that we must make the spiritual development of our children our highest priority. Nothing comes close to it in significance. By God’s grace, our efforts to establish a vibrant faith in our two now-grown children, Danae and Ryan, have been successful, which is our highest achievement in life! If you follow Moses’ advice and are diligent in revealing the Lord, His Word, and His ways to your kids, the probability is great that you will achieve the supreme prize of parenthood. Before you say good night… How persistent are you in instructing your children about God? Is teaching your kids about God your top parenting priority? What practical ideas can you implement that follow Moses’ advice? Father, forgive us for too often losing sight of our responsibility as parents. We want to obey Your commands and impress them on our children. By Your Spirit, help us to consistently draw our family closer together and closer to You. Amen. From Night Light For Parents, by Dr. James & Shirley Dobson|
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| The Third Party “No one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 3:11 To experience genuine love with our mate, we must bring a third party into the equation—Jesus Christ. Only through this spiritual connection with Him can we begin to fulfill all the potential of the relationship we call marriage. Anyone who studies the Bible will recognize numerous principles woven throughout that apply to married life. Judeo‐Christian values have effectively guided men and women from the beginning. These values were inspired by the Creator Himself, the originator of the institution of marriage. No matter what society says, or how laws change, the precepts that make up this scriptural system remain the way to find love and happiness in life. Establishing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the critical first step toward attaining every meaningful goal, including the intimacy we all seek. If you haven’t already given your heart to Him, we urge you to do so. It will bring meaning and purpose to every dimension of your life—including your marriage. Tomorrow we’ll explain how. Just between us… How have we been putting biblical principles to work in our marriage? How can I encourage you to spend more time in God’s Word? Have we both personally invited Jesus Christ to be Lord of our lives and of our marriage? If not, can we take that life‐changing step right now? Lord Jesus, You are the foundation of our marriage. Help us look to You and Your strength in every way as we build a life together. Amen. From Night Light For Couples, by Dr. James & Shirley Dobson|
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This is a long distance
Psalm 104: 6
“With the deep, as with clothing, you covered it; Over the Monts it was the waters.”
In a Laurel and Hardy movie, Stan Laurel answers a phone, says, “That’s right,” and closes the receiver. When Ollie asks what it was, Stan tells him it was a prank call. “The man just said,” It’s a long distance from Atlanta, Georgia, “and I said,” That’s right. “
Earlier, he had mentioned the Troutdale Formation, about how large masses of stones were carried by large amounts of water under pressure. This forced the huge number of stones to round, but they were also flattened, and gradually being pressed into rough horizontal rows.
What we did not get to discuss at that time was that 20% of these stones are quartzites. However, there is no source of quartzites near these deposits. The closest quartzite sources are in the Rocky Mountains, so these stones must have been transported from the Rocky Mountains, about 300-600 kilometers away. Clearly, any alleged early version of the Sandy River could not have had the length or the energy to carry stones that far. In addition to that, the local topography shows that the Sandy River traverses the features established after the Troutdale Formation, indicating that this river did not exist to transport quartzite. Also, quartzite is incredibly hard – almost as hard as diamond.
The only explanation, for the transportation of the quartzites that makes sense, is to assume a vast universal flood, as recorded in Genesis. Without that high-energy water, the Troutdale formation would not have occurred.
Prayer: Thank you Lord, that your word speaks the truth. So many puzzles fall into place when we start to take your word for the truth. Amen.
Ref: Hergenrather, J., Noah’s Long Distance Travelers, Creation 28 (3): June 30-32, 2006.
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God causes the great Flood.
God protects His righteous ones — always. The child of God need never fear any imagined “random blows of fate,” for they will never fall. Yes, we receive blows — but they are never random, and blind fate cannot wield them.
The Lord said to Noah, “Come into the ark . . . because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation” (Genesis 7:1). Then He delivered Noah and his family from a deluge that obliterated life on this earth.
That is how far God will go to save His people from harm. When we feel the blows of adversity, we can take comfort in this: God goes to the ends of the earth to protect us from the things which would destroy us.
· As you consider the protection which is yours from the hand of a loving God, offer Him this psalm of praise:
The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,
Slow to anger and great in mercy.
The Lord is good to all,
And His tender mercies are over all His
works (Psalms 145:8-9).
· Now pray this confession to the Lord to keep your life free from sin and in
fellowship with Him:
Though my sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool
(based on Isaiah 1:18).
· Confess any sins that the Holy Spirit brings to your mind. As you agree with God’s will, voice your affirmation of His Word:
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God (Romans 5:1-2).
· As you make your requests known to the Lord, pray for:
· greater love for others,
· the work of missions in the Middle East, Australia, and the islands,
· your prayer list.
· Now offer this prayer of worship to the Lord, rejoicing in God’s protection throughout your life:
Now to Him who is able to establish us according to His gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ . . . to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen (based on Romans 16:25).