Monday, August 01, 2016

August 1, 2016: His Everlasting Arms

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2016 - Day 214 

Devotional Song: … GO TO THIS LINK …   Please take the time to take in a You Tube video of a contemporary medley of two old hymns, sung by the David Crowder Band … Leaning on the Everlasting Arms & ’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus, poignantly declaring the reality of the loving arms of our Savior and our trust in His eternal protection.

Highlight Passage: Deuteronomy 33: 29 [NKJV] … 
27 The eternal God is your refuge (O Israel); and underneath are the everlasting arms; … 29 Happy are you, O Israel! … Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord, … 
… What a promise!! … What a blessing!!
Highlight Context – Deuteronomy 33:27-34:12 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK
… Moses gives God’s blessing on Israel as they were about to traverse into the Promise Land without their Prophet-Leader.

Reference Passage #1 … Numbers 20:1-12 [ NKJV] … USE THIS LINK
… Moses, denied entry into God’s promised land, … still looked positively and with blessing on the entrance of Israel into God’s promise.

My Journal for Today:Our Daily Bread author, James Banks taught on a truth we Christians must lay hold of in this life. He wrote: Are the best days of your life behind or in front of you? Our outlook on life—and our answer to that question—can change with time. When we’re younger, we look ahead, wanting to grow up. And once we’ve grown older, we yearn for the past, wanting to be young again. But when we walk with God, whatever our age, the best is yet to come! 

Banks’ primary biblical example of this positive-looking attitude was how Moses viewed his own life and God’s people. We know from Numbers 20:1-12 how Moses was denied entry into the Promised Land. Yet, this Prophet who led God’s people out of Egypt and through the wilderness for 40 years, still longed for God’s people to enter His promise; and he blessed them when it was time for them to go forth to claim God’s promised land.

No matter what our condition or circumstances, that should be our attitude, especially for those in our family or the family of God. Today, I pray, as Moses blessed Israel, and the David Crowder Band sings, … that we lean on the everlasting arms of our Savior, Who died to give us eternal entrance into God’s promised land forever.

My Prayer Today: O, Heavenly Father, … Lord Jesus, … truly tis so sweet to trust in Your everlasting arms. Amen

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