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by: Don Carmichael

10/31/2022

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Statements, one-liners, quotes, verses and lines and stanzas; they all have one thing in common, being a thought.  Even a bank statement expresses a single thought at a point in time, although with many lines of activity.  I’m sure you accountants and financialists can say this better with your vocabulary, but what the statement is saying is your balance from their perspective.  Hopefully, it’s never a surprise!
The Bible gives us many statements, lines of verse, historical and poetic, but a thought at a time. So often we seem to travel mentally at the speed of transmission, being light, and although we receive that thought, we miss the desired impact.  Take this simple one as an example.  “One who is righteous has many adversities, but the LORD rescues him from them all.”  This is a statement spoken by a rescued king.  Sounds simple, doesn’t it.  But what about us?  We have enemies as well, but God rescues us, yes?  Well, it’s a start.  What He is really saying is, as Father in Heaven, “I love you.” With more depth, God make this statement:  “For I loved the world in this way:  I gave My one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”  This is to say, He rescues us who accept His righteousness, who believe in His Son and His purpose.  This faith-trust is what becomes our righteousness, not how good we seem to measure up this week.  And the rescue begins with the eternal, not our temporal.
Father, thank You for thinking us through, for making such a statement that we can be in Your presence when we understand and agree with what You are really saying, compelling us to conform not to our physical and social environments, but to Jesus, Your Son.
A new governor in the fourth century before Christ made this statement when his people had heard God’s message, “Go and eat what is rich, drink what is sweet, and send portions to those who have nothing prepared, since today is holy to our LORD.  Do not grieve, because the joy of the LORD is your strength.”  Seek God’s plan for you, hear the love He is saying, and joy trusting in the peace and strength of His presence, provisions, and precious promises.
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34‬:‭19‬, John‬ ‭3‬:‭16‬, Nehemiah‬ ‭8‬:‭10‬, 2 Peter 1:4 CSB‬‬ ‬‬ ‬‬
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Statements, one-liners, quotes, verses and lines and stanzas; they all have one thing in common, being a thought.  Even a bank statement expresses a single thought at a point in time, although with many lines of activity.  I’m sure you accountants and financialists can say this better with your vocabulary, but what the statement is saying is your balance from their perspective.  Hopefully, it’s never a surprise!
The Bible gives us many statements, lines of verse, historical and poetic, but a thought at a time. So often we seem to travel mentally at the speed of transmission, being light, and although we receive that thought, we miss the desired impact.  Take this simple one as an example.  “One who is righteous has many adversities, but the LORD rescues him from them all.”  This is a statement spoken by a rescued king.  Sounds simple, doesn’t it.  But what about us?  We have enemies as well, but God rescues us, yes?  Well, it’s a start.  What He is really saying is, as Father in Heaven, “I love you.” With more depth, God make this statement:  “For I loved the world in this way:  I gave My one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”  This is to say, He rescues us who accept His righteousness, who believe in His Son and His purpose.  This faith-trust is what becomes our righteousness, not how good we seem to measure up this week.  And the rescue begins with the eternal, not our temporal.
Father, thank You for thinking us through, for making such a statement that we can be in Your presence when we understand and agree with what You are really saying, compelling us to conform not to our physical and social environments, but to Jesus, Your Son.
A new governor in the fourth century before Christ made this statement when his people had heard God’s message, “Go and eat what is rich, drink what is sweet, and send portions to those who have nothing prepared, since today is holy to our LORD.  Do not grieve, because the joy of the LORD is your strength.”  Seek God’s plan for you, hear the love He is saying, and joy trusting in the peace and strength of His presence, provisions, and precious promises.
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34‬:‭19‬, John‬ ‭3‬:‭16‬, Nehemiah‬ ‭8‬:‭10‬, 2 Peter 1:4 CSB‬‬ ‬‬ ‬‬
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