In Genesis 2v2, after God finished His work, He rested on the 7th day; He blessed it and sanctified it because He rested in it. Ex 16:23, this is the 1st time the Sabbath was mentioned for man and it came 2,513yrs after God rested in Gen 2:2. Ex20:8, This is the 2nd of 8 times and all in the Law of Moses that man was commanded to work 6 days and rest the 7th day (16:26, 20:9, 23:12, 31:15, 34:21,35:2, Lev 23:3, Deut 5:13). The 1st of 8 times was when God first gave the Sabbath to man (16:22-26). Continue reading Truth about the Sabbath – by Maggi Joubert
I just don’t have what it takes.
Have you ever felt like that? You don’t have what it takes to be a Christian; you just don’t have what it takes to be a good parent; to stop sinning; to overcome the devil, the flesh and temptation. Perhaps you’ve thought that you didn’t have what it takes to be promoted at your job, or to get the job you need, or to be the wife you’re supposed to be.
Just as we saw yesterday, you’re not the only one who has thought these things. Paul the apostle dealt with the same thoughts you and I face.
In fact, this thought: “I just don’t have what it takes,” is a quote right out of the Bible (Message translation). Continue reading Thought 13
Who hasn’t thought that at one time or another? The devil would love to keep us in self-condemnation for the things we have done or failed to do. He knows it paralyzes us and prevents us from making the kind of impact that God intended for us.
I just read yesterday of a young teenager who accidentally struck his 5 year old sister, with a car, tragically killing her in their driveway. And as tragic as it is for a child to die in that way at such a young age, the greater tragedy is the difficulty this young man will have forgiving himself. Though few of us have faced something as dramatic as this, we all need to overcome the thoughts that try to accuse us for what we have done. Hopefully, as well, this message will get to that young man and provide the encouragement he will need in this challenging time.