Thursday, December 4, 2008


This morning I have finished one cup of coffee and I'm looking forward to another.  I'm sitting in my rocking chair and going through twenty chapters.  Today I'm looking at chapters in Eccelesiastes, the Song of Solomon, and Isaiah.  Here are a few tidbits from each of these:
1)WRAP IT ALL UP!  This is what Eccl. 12:13,14 seems to say.  "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:  Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil."  To wrap it all we should fear God, and keep HIs commandments!
To reverence the LORD, and to strive our best to keep the teaching of the Word of God... not for Salvation, but for obedience!  How about wrapping up all of your thoughts into these two verses?  Live to fear and obey!
2) LOVE- Song of Solomon is a love story between a woman and her beloved.  It is a picture of love that exists between Christ and the Church.  Here is the key verse about love: S of S 8:7- "Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned."  Love is that powerful and that meaningful, and this is the love God has for us and we should have towards Him!!
3) SEND ME! -Isaiah was a prophet to Israel about the time of the captivity.  He was called by God to be a prophet.  In Chapter six we see that He saw the Lord in the year that King Uzziah died.  He saw God's holiness, and his sinfulness.  He then was purged by a coal from off of the altar.  After this he heard the voice of the Lord saying: "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" (Isaiah 6:8)  After hearing this he answers back "Then said I, Hear am I; send me."  How do we respond to the desires of God?  God wanted and needed someone to go for Him, and Isaiah answered.  Are we answering God's call?  Are we doing what God would have us to do?  It is so important that we do each and every day. 

Well, have a blessed day.  Pastor Mike Mutchler
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