Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
June 18 Scripture Selection: Psalm 23-24
Food for Thought: Ps. 24:7-10
Confirming the words of David, the apostle John writes in Revelation 19:11-16 His description as he observed the Lord:
“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”
Just before seeing the Lord, John had fallen on his face before an angel who told him not to worship him because he was a servant and a bearer of the testimony of Jesus, like him. Instead, he said, “Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy (Rev. 19:10).” Our Lord Jesus is not some low, defeated man who still hangs pitifully on the cross. No, He is mighty! Just as it was prophesied long ago, He is triumphant over all His enemies. And as we follow Him, He leads us in victory all the way to the end. He is definitely the One to Whom we should owe our allegiance, for there is none greater, nor none more worthy. So as we go through our day, we should keep in mind just Whom we serve so that our very lives glorify this King of glory.
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):
I rarely add to what Jeanette has. And, today, I’m not really adding anything, I’m just going to post the scripture. The 23rd Psalm is simply too powerful not to post it in our scripture study. I will also include the 24th as it is also in our study, today, and part of the focus of Jeanette’s offering.
Today, I can only hope these can be words of comfort for people in need of answers and hope.
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
24 The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place?
4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
Yesterday, we lost some brothers and sisters in Christ in South Carolina. They went through the valley of the shadow of death. No longer will they have to dwell in this sin ridden world, for today, because of Christ, they’re in paradise, on the hill of the Lord, in His presence, receiving the blessings from God.