Bible Ballistics: “BBs”#74 Happy 4th of July to YOU!!!
I extend to you Happy and Blessed 4th of July greetings, to those of you in the USA. For those of you who live elsewhere, a blessed and glorious Day to YOU also!!!
I have a few thoughts, that I hope will speak to each of us, regardless of where we live, as we ponder God’s Word today. I’d like share one of my very favorite verses, still as true and applicable today as when it was given to Solomon, many, many years ago.
2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Just a few observations:
If my people—not the world, but God’s own people.
Romans 8:28b, “to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
humble themselves —not exalt themselves
1 Peter 5:5b, “for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.”
Pray—cease their self-reliance and call on God
Parts of Matthew 6:10-11, “Our Father which art in heaven .. thy kingdom come…thy will be done on earth...”
seek my face—Look to God instead of the world
Psalm 27:8, “When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.”
turn from their wicked ways—stop going your way, the world’s way, and turn around and go God’s way.
Luke 13:3, “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”
So?? Here’s our shot for today. Pray with me today,
“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24. Blessings!!!