A Blessing

Numbers 6:24-27

24 The LORD bless you, and keep you; 25 The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; 26 The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.’  27 “So they shall invoke My name on the sons of Israel, and I then will bless them.”

In the midst of giving Israel the laws, God pauses and gives Moses a blessing to have Aaron say.  God tells them that this is the way to use His Holy name.  Earlier he had instructed them not to take His name in vain.  We are to bless people with the name of God, not curse them.  Sadly, cursing is the way it is most used today.

How do you use it?  Do you bless people with the name of God?  Or do you use it to curse others.  We need to be careful on how we use it.  God’s name is Holy and we need to treat it with great respect.  We should only utter it when are blessing others.  We should say ‘God bless you’ more than just when somebody sneezes.  It should be a part of our vocabulary to build others up.

Bless people in the name of the Lord!

Dear God, help me to have respect for Your name.  Help me to treat it as Holy.  Forgive me for the times that I fail to do this and the times when I misuse Your Name.  Amen.


Foolish People

Psalm 59:6-8

6 They return at evening, they howl like a dog, And go around the city. 7 Behold, they belch forth with their mouth; Swords are in their lips, For, they say, “Who hears?” 8 But You, O LORD, laugh at them; You scoff at all the nations.

Foolish people open their mouths and constantly prove how foolish they are.  They show their ignorance with everything they utter.  They do not realize that every word that say is recorded to be read one day.  Their foolish words will be read back to them as they stand before God.  The very God which they say does not exist.  How foolish they are.

The Bible says that fool says in their heart that there is no God.  We are born knowing God.  It is something that is in kids.  Sadly, we teach kids to not believe in Him.  This happens both by our what we actively teach them and also by our actions.  We teach them not to believe a lot of the time, when we fail to live our what we say.  We must be careful not to teach our kids to be fools.  We must watch what we say, that we do not talk like a fool at any time.

Dear God, help me to not be a fool.  Help me to talk wisely and teach my kids about you.  Help me to know when to speak and when to keep my mouth shut.  May only good, Godly words come out of my mouth.  Sadly, that is not always the case.  Amen.

Listen to God and Follow Him

Number 3:5,11,14,16

5 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
11 Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
14 Then the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying
16 So Moses numbered them according to the word of the LORD, just as he had been commanded.

Notice the pattern.  God spoke to Moses and Moses did.  Moses did what God had told Him to do.  He did it without delay and followed fully.  We need to have the same attitude.  We need to follow what God tells us to do, as quickly as we can.  There should be no delay.  God says it, we do it.  It really is pretty simple.

Listen to God and follow what He says fully!

Dear God, I thank you for the example of Moses.  He was man who did what You said.  Help me to be the same way.  Amen.

Declare God to the World

Psalm 57:9 I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.

After we are saved, God leaves us on earth to tell other all about Him.  We are to declare Him to the world.  God should be our main talking point.  Everything should reflect upon Him.  No matter if we are with other saved people or around unsaved people.  We need to talk about God and all that He has done and all that He will do.

We need to give thanks and give praise to Him for all that He has done and all that He has given us.  We need to also thank and praise Him for His promises and what He promised to do in the future.  God is constantly at work around us.  Every breath we take is a gift from Him.  Every beat o our heart is as well.

When is the last time you thanked God and praised Him for a simple thing like breathing?  Take time today and thank Him and praise Him for the simple things in life.  Things we normally overlook, but God does not.  Praise be to God!

Dear God, I thank you for the small, simple things that You do for me.  The air that I breath.  For every beat of heart.  You are so good to me!   May I declare You to the world!  Please help me with that.  Amen.

Trust in God

Psalm 56:3-4

3 When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You. 4 In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?

When times are tough, keep on trusting in God.  Our trust in Him should be an active ongoing thing.  It is not a one time thing.  It is something we need to do constantly throughout the day.  Moment by moment, we need to keep trusting in Him.  Satan does not give up tempting us because we trust in God one time.  He keeps coming after us, so we must continue to trust in God at all times.

We need to remember who God is and how man compares to Him.  Man is nothing compared to God.  What can mere man do to us?  The answer, nothing much compared to what God can do.  Jesus said to not fear those who can only kill us, but to fear Him who can kill you and send you to Hell.  God is much more powerful than man.  If God is for us, then nobody can stand against us.  We must be actively working to make sure we are on God’s side of things.

Seek God and keep trusting in Him!

Dear God, I thank you for being who You are.  There is nobody like You, Oh God.  If You are for me, who can stand against me?  No one of course.  You are so great and mighty.  There is not one like You, Oh God.  Help me to seek You and keep on trusting in You.  Amen.


Psalm 55:17 Evening and morning and at noon, I will complain and murmur, And He will hear my voice.

Anytime you need God, He is there for you.  God does not take breaks.  God does not need nor take vacations.  He is never too busy to hear.  God is available 24/7.  He is always there.  There is never a time that our prayers are not heard by Him.

The prophet Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal to a show down.  They each were to build an altar and call on their God.  The God that set the altar on fire, would tell the people who the one true God.  The prophets of Baal called out all day and into the night and had no answer.  Elijah mocked the prophets, telling them that maybe Baal was going to the bathroom and they would need to call louder.  Elijah would eventually take his turn and called out to God.  God responded by sending flames from Heaven to ignite the altar.  God is always there for us, day or night.  He hears us all of the time.  He is always available.

Dear God, I thank you that You always hear.  Thank you that You are always available to us.  Thank you for the gift of prayer, with which we can communicate with You.  Amen.

My Help

Psalm 54:7 For He has delivered me from all trouble, And my eye has looked with satisfaction upon my enemies.

People cry out for help to all different types of things.  Some people cry out using their words.  Some do it by their actions.  Some ask for it themselves, others need an intervention.  People look to others for it.  They looks in books for it.  They search for it on the internet.  Yet today many never find the help that they need.

They fail because they look for it in the wrong place.  Our help is in the Lord.  He delivers us from trouble and provides the assistance that we need.  We need to cry out to Him. in prayer  We need to read His Word.  There is nothing that He cannot help us with.  Everything is within His reach.

Seek God and He can deliver you from all of your troubles.

Oh Lord, You are help in all troubles.  You are always there for me and see me through.  There is no one that can help like You can.  You are so amazing, Oh Lord!  Amen.

No One

Psalm 53:2-3

2 God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there is anyone who understands, Who seeks after God. 3 Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one.

God looks down to the earth to see if there is any who seeks fully after Him and sadly He sees no one.  We all fall short.  We all fail Him.  None of us seek fully after God.  No one obeys Him all of the time.  For this is impossible with man.

Our only hope is for the Spirit to rule us.  He leads us to seek after God.  He leads us to be more like Jesus.  We are lost without the Spirit.  The only way to have the Spirit, is to accept Jesus.

When we put our faith in Jesus, the Spirit comes and lives in us.  Without Jesus, we do not have the Spirit.  Without the Spirit, we cannot fully follow after God.

Oh God, we have failed to fully seek after You.  We do no good.  None of us do anything worth while.  But You in Your goodness have not left us without a hope.  You gave us Jesus and when we accept Him we get Your Spirit.  Thank you for this.  Amen.


Leviticus 22:31 “So you shall keep My commandments, and do them; I am the LORD.

God’s desire is for His children to obey.  He laid out His law and He wants us to follow it.  We are not saved by obeying, but rather we are sanctified.  We grow in our faith and we grow closer to God.  Our salvation comes by faith and faith alone in Jesus.

The Bible says that is better to obey and than to make sacrifice.  The sacrifices in the Old Testament became rituals.  They were done more for appearance and not from the heart.  God desires our hearts.  When we obey Him from our heart it pleases Him.  When we do things for appearance sake, we do not do it from the heart.

Dear God, help me to obey You from heart.  Help me to walk closely to You and obey Your Words.  I desire to please You and follow You.  Amen.

Born in Sin

Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.

Every human has something in common.  We are all born sinners.  From the day we are born to the day we die, we are sinners.  We break God’s law and do and say and think about things that are wrong.  Every human is capable of committing any sin.  The seeds for all sins are within us.  We are born with it.  We are all rotten sinners.  And because of that sin, we deserve eternal punishment separated from a Holy God.

That is the bad news.  The good news of course is that we have hope.  See the Bible says, While we were still sinners that Jesus came and died for our sins.  He took our punishment on the cross.  He suffered that we might not.  Our hope is in accepting His sacrifice for our lives.  He offers us a free gift, to be saved from our sins.  We can only receive this gift by accepting it.

Have you accepted it?  Have you been saved from the punishment your sins deserve?  If not, make today the day you do.  Call out to Jesus, ask Him to save you.  Ask Him to forgive you.  Turn away from your sins and towards God.  Make this the day you decide for Jesus.

Dear God, I am so sorry for my sins.  I have no hope but You.  Thank you for saving me and forgiving me.  Thank you for dying for me.  Thank you for being my Savior.  Amen.