Friday, April 3, 2009

Song of Solomon and Isaiah

It's Friday morning, and it has been getting lighter outside.  It was dark when I got up and started reading.  Here are a few thoughts from my reading this morning:

1) LITTLE THINGS CAN MESS UP BIG THINGS- In Song of Solomon 2:15, it says: "Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes."  The thought here is that these little foxes spoiled the vines of the vineyard.  Little problems (foxes) can affect big things (vineyards).  Take care of the little things and the big things will care for themselves.  Don't let little things divert you from your goals in life.  Deal with them, but don't focus on them.  Small things can ruin the big picture only if we let them.
2) LOVE DESCRIBED- 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."  Oh how precious is love, and especially the Love that God has for us, and that we have for Him!
3) WE ARE JUST TOOLS!  In Isaiah 10:15, I saw something this morning that I had never noticed before or thought of.  It reads: "Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith?" or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it?  as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood."  In other words, the tools should not be bragging or trying to magnify themselves.  Now the ideas is just this:  We are only tools in God's hands..... we are nothing worth bragging about.  God does the work with us, and we are only the tool in His hands.  No matter the expense of the tool, it is the Master's hand that makes it valuable.  Only what He can do with that tool.  Otherwise, we are worthless! 

LORD, thank you for the love you have for me.  Thank You that it is so precious, it is hard to express.  Thank you for allowing me to be a tool in Your hand.  I am nothing, and I know that LORD; and you are everything!  May I never try to exalt myself, but ever be reminded that I am only a tool in the hands of the Master of the universe, the great and mighty God.  Lord, I love you today.  Thank you in advance for helping me through the day and letting my life count for you.  Amen.

Pastor Mike Mutchler
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