Joshua 19:1–20:9; Luke 19:28-48; Psalm 88:1-18; Proverbs 13:12-14
Help Me Fear and Obey Your Word
Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. – Proverbs 13:13
Let My Prayer Come Before Thee
O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee: Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry; For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave. – Psalm 88:1-3
His House is The House of Prayer
And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought; saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves. – Luke 19:45-46
Heavenly Father, Let my prayer come before You today. Incline Thine ear unto my cry. Take me into deeper places in You and Your Word, even as our pastor spoke yesterday. Father, if I have not because I ask not, then I humbly stand before You and ask. Will You take me deeper, God? Will You help me line my life up to look like Your Son? Will You help me walk this earthly journey in fear and obedience to Your Word? Please help me to remember my greatest reward is received when I do Your perfect will, as You have commanded, for Your pleasure? Will You make my heart Your House of Prayer? Thank You that You have made this possible through my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, and that You have empowered me with a wonderful helper and counselor in Your Holy Ghost. I praise You and glorify Your Name and I love you JESUS! Amen! Amen!
Be Careful with Whom You Unite and Assemble
Out of the portion of the children of Judah was the inheritance of the children of Simeon: for the part of the children of Judah was too much for them: therefore the children of Simeon had their inheritance within the inheritance of them. – Joshua 19:9
As their father, Jacob, spoke and we read in the book of Genesis, Simeon would not get an independent inheritance but rather would inherit scattered lands. Those scattered lands were within Judah’s allotment.
Simeon and Levi are brethren; Instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. O my soul, come not thou into their secret; Unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self will. They digged down a wall. Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; And their wrath, for it was cruel; I will divide them in Jacob, And scatter them in Israel. – Genesis 49:5-7
These words come to me as a warning. Be careful with whom you unite and assemble. Be careful not to come into the secrets others that are cruel, filled with anger and selfwill. If you do come into their secrets, you will also come into their curse.
Please help me to heed Your warning, Father.