Thoughts for this week

The beauty of the breastplate (3)

‘Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious.’

1 Peter 2:7

We learn from looking at the breastplate worn by Israel’s high priest that: a) we are precious to God; b) we are close to His heart; c) He will never turn His back on us. You say, ‘If God will never turn His back on us, does that mean we can live any way we please?’ No, and here’s ...

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The Rock!

He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress I will never be shaken.

Psalms: 62:2

I may tremble on the Rock, but the Rock never trembles under me!

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The beauty of the breastplate (2)

‘We have a great High Priest…Jesus the Son of God.’

Hebrews 4:14

Notice two more things about the breastplate worn by Israel’s high priest: 1) It was close to his heart. Once a year, on the Day of Atonement, he went into the ‘Holiest of Holies’ where God’s presence was, in order to obtain forgiveness for the people’s sins. And he wore differen...

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Protection in God

"The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms"

Deuteronomy 33:27

You are absolutely secure in the everlasting arms of your eternal Saviour. In Him, you are safe!

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The beauty of the breastplate (1)

‘Twelve stones…engraved…according to the twelve tribes.’

Exodus 39:14

As you look at the breastplate worn by Israel’s high priest, you see how precious you are in God’s eyes as His redeemed child. The Bible gives us very detailed information about what the high priest wore, and there are no insignificant details in God’s Word. As we examine this breast...

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Get Up and Go Forward

Then Jesus said to him, “ Get up, Pick up your mat and walk”.

John 5:8

God wants to use you – stumbling and all. But he won’t do so if you refuse to get up!

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Hidden by Design

‘In the shadow of His hand He has hidden Me.’

Isaiah 49:2

When you’re called to serve God in a particular capacity, it’s not unusual to go through a period of anonymity where you feel invisible. Isaiah was called of God ‘from the womb’ (v. 1 NKJV). But he experienced a season of being hidden ‘in the shadow’ while God perfected his min...

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The Blessing of Commitment

"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed."

Proverbs 16:3

The person who succeeds is not the one who holds back, fearing failure, nor the one who never fails – but rather the one who moves on in spite of failure.

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The Importance of Praising God

‘…If they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.’

Luke 19:40

It’s said that when scientists break down the ‘matter’ that comprises our universe, it actually contains some musical molecules. When the Pharisees tried to silence those who were praising the Lord, perhaps that’s why Jesus said, ‘If they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.’ T...

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The Voices of Fear and Doubt

“Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment… But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail”

Isaiah 51:6

Doubt says, “You fool, you’re stupid to believe in a God who put you through this”. By faith, keep remembering that God cannot lie.      

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