Blessed or Cursed, Blessings of God, Choices And Consequences, Mark 6:31-32, Matthew 7:13-14, Psalm 1:1-6, Straight Gate-vs-Broad Gate, You Get To Choose?
Bible Ballistics: BBs #565 May A Blessed Day Be Yours!!!
I would like to share a bit of encouragement for each of us today. I pray that your summer is going well, and that you are making some time to share with family, friends and neighbors, and taking time for some refreshing of your heart, mind and soul. We all need to take time to rest and refresh; even Jesus called His disciples aside to rest!
“And he said unto them,
Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place,
and rest a while:
for there were many coming and going,
and they had no leisure
so much as to eat.
32 And they departed into a desert place
privately.” Mark 6:31-32
We all need proper rest, and ‘it’s good for what ails you’, as my mother was wont to say. As we try to fit into a world that is going at top speed, we sometimes forget that rushing (haste) isn’t always good, because it can often produce careless or thoughtless actions. While we need to order our lives with balance, we must make sure that our balance is set by Jesus and The Word of God! Don’t let the world dictate the right and wrong, but God’s Word. I would like to share a short but profound Psalm for us to ponder on this Friday! Are you under God’s blessing or are you making choices that place you somewhere else? A question that only you can answer! May this encourage you today!
“Blessed is the man
that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor standeth in the way of sinners,
nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight
is in the law of the LORD;
and in his law
doth he meditate
3 And he shall be like a tree
planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth his fruit
in his season;
his leaf also
shall not wither;
and whatsoever he doeth
4 The ungodly are not so:
but are like the chaff
which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly
shall not stand in the judgment,
in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD
knoweth the way of the righteous:
but the way of the ungodly
shall perish.” Psalm 1:1-6
Check your choices; while you’re free to choose, each path will lead to certain ends! Jesus says it best:
“Enter ye in at the strait gate:
for wide is the gate,
and broad is the way,
that leadeth to destruction,
and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate,
and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life,
and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14
Amen and Amen!