SUNDAY 12TH AUG., 2018
WORD FOCUS: NOTHING SHALL BY ANY MEANS HURT YOU!
TEXT: Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you….”
Certainly, beyond the human power of endurance one can be weighed down but God has not forsaken us or has stopped loving us. Once, when Jesus was in the boat with his disciples, He told them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” (Mark 4:35) Believing that they would cross over to the other side, He fell asleep in the ship. A great storm arose, but it could not rouse Him from His sleep, only the cries of His terrified disciples did. They had forgotten what Jesus had said about them crossing over to the other side. They had also forgotten that with Jesus in the boat with them, there was no possibility of them going down. Nothing could by any means hurt them because Jesus was with them. God in His sovereignty allows desperate trials so that He would know that He is in us and as we trust and look to Him in faith He gives us grace to bring us to victory (2 Cor. 12: 7-10) Even being thrown into a fiery furnace could not hurt three young Hebrew men because they believed that God would deliver them. They had proclaimed to the heathen King Nebuchadnezzar, “… our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king.” (Dan 3:17)
Finally, in the midst of their fiery trial, their deliverer not only walked with them in the fire, He also delivered them from all harm. King Nebuchadnezzar even said, “Look! I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” (Dan. 3:25) Of a truth, we can be under the most difficult of circumstances or rather be pressed out of measure above strength and we do entertain some fear because we are human; but the good news that Scriptures gives to us now is that fainting; panic trusting in ourselves is not Scriptural. We should trust in God Who raiseth the dead and delivered us before and is still delivering us now and will yet deliver us from any form of death in future because Jesus is with you and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
MEDITATION: 2 Cor. 1:8-10
STUDY THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
RUTH 2/ACTS 27/JER.37/MARK 12
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