As For Me and My Family, We’ll Serve The Lord

The Covenant at Sechem

15 If you decide that it’s a bad thing to #worship #G-d, then choose a god you’d rather serve —- and do it today. Choose one of the gods your #ancestors worshiped from the country beyond The River, or one of the gods of the Amorites, on whose land you’re now living. “As for me and my family, we’ll woship G-D!”

Joshua 24:15 from Bible The Message version

#me #my #family #serve #god

Who Out There Fears GOD?

GOD says

4 The Master, GOD, has given me a well-taught tongue, So I know how to encourage tiref people. He wakes me up in the morning, Wakes me up, open my ears to listen as one ready to take orders.

5 The Master, GOD, opened my ears, and I didn’t go back to sleep, didn’t pull the covers back over my head.

6 I followed orders, stood there and took it while they #beat me, held #steady while they #pulled out my beard. Didn’t #dodge their #insults, faced them as they #spit in my #face.

7 And the Master, GOD, stays #right there and #helps me, so I’m not #disgraced. Therefore I set my face like flint, #confident that I’ll never regret this.

8 My champion is #right here. Let’s take our stand together! Who dares bring suit against me? Let him try!

9 Look! The Master, GOD, is #right here. Who would #dare call me #guilty? Look! My accusers are a clothes bin of threadbare socks and shirt, fodder for moths!

10 Who out there #fears GOD, actually listens to the voice of his #servant? For anyone out there who doesn’t know where you’re going, anyone groping in the dark. Here’s what: Trust in GOD. Lean on your God!

11 But if all you’re after id making trouble, playing with #fire, Go ahead and see wherebit gets you. Set your #fires, #stir people up, #blow on the #flames, But don’t expect Me to just stand there and watch. I’ll hold your feet to those #flames.

Isaiah 50:4-11 from Bible The Message version.

#my #champion #is #right #there

My God, Don’t Turn a Deaf Ear to My Hallelujah Prayer

A David Prayer

1 My God, don’t turn a deaf ear to my hallelujah prayer.

2 Liars are pouring out invective on me; Their lying tongues are like a pack of #dogs out to get me,

3 barking their hate, nipping my heels —- and for no reason!

4 I love them and now they slander me —- yes, me! —- and treat my prayer like a crime;

5 They return my good with evil, they return my #love with #hate.

6 Send the #Evil One to #accuse my accusing jugde; dispatch #Satan to #prosecute him.

7 When he’s judged, let the verdict be, “Guilty,” and when he prays, let his prayer turn to sin.

8 Give him a short life, and give his job to somebody else,

9 Make orphans of his children dress his wife in widow’s weeds;

10 Turn his children into begging street urchins, evicted from their homes —- homeless.

11 May the bank foreclose and wipe him out, and strangers, like vultures, pick him clean.

12 May there be no one around to help him out, no one willing to give his orphans a break.

13 Chop down his family tree so that nobody even remembers his name.

Psalm 109:1-13 from Bible The Message version.

#dispatch #satan #to #prosecute #him

GOD, my God, How Great You Are!

A David Psalm

1 O my soul, bless GOD! GOD, my God, how great you are! beautifully, gloriously robed,

2 Dressed up in #sunshine, and all #heaven stretched out for your tent.

3 You built your #palace on the #ocean deeps, made a #chariot out of #clouds and took off on wind-wings.

4 You commandeered #winds as messengers, appointed #fire and #flame as #ambassadors.

5 You set #earth on a firm foundation so that nothing can shake it, ever.

6 You blanketed earth with ocean, covered the mountains with deep waters;

7 Then you roared and the water ran away —- your #thunder #crash put it to #flight.

8 Mountains pushed up, valleys spread out in the places you assigned them.

9 You set boundaries between #eart and #sea; never again will #earth be #flooded.

Psalm 104:1-9 from Bible The Message version.

#never #again #earth #will-be #flooded

The Dragon Thrown Down to Earth

The Woman, Her Son, And The Dragon

1 A great #Sign appeared in #Heaven: a Woman dressed all in sunlight, standing on the moon, and crowned with Twelve Stars.

2 She was giving birth to a #Child and cried out in the pain of childbirth.

3 And then another #Sign alongside the first: a huge and fiery #Dragon! It had seven heads and ten horns, a crown on each of the seven heads.

4 With one flick of its tail it knocked a third of the #Stars from the sky and dumped them on earth. The Dragon crouched before the #Woman in childbirth, poised to eat up the #Child when it came.

5 The Woman gave birth to a #Son who will #shepherd all nations with an iron rod. Her #Son was seized and placed #safely before God on his #Throne.

6 The Woman herself escaped to the #desert to a place of safety prepared by God, all comforts provided her for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

7 War broke out in #Heaven. #Micgael and his #Angels fought the Dragon. The Dragon and his Angels fought back.

8 but were #no-match for Michael. They were cleared out of #Heaven, not a sign of them left.

9 The great Dragon —- ancient #Serpent, the one called #Devil and #Satan, the one who led the whole earth astray —- thrown out, and all his Angels thrown out with him, thrown down to #earth.

Revelation 12:1-9 from Bible The Message version.

#Dragon #Serpent #Satan #Devil #thrown-down-to-earth

I Reject Made-In-Canaan gods

A David Psalm

1 My theme song is God’s #love and #justice, and I’m singing it right to you, GOD.

2 I’m finding my way down the road of right living, but how long before you shoe up? I’m doing it at home, where it counts.

3 I refuse to take a second look at #corrupting people and degrading things. I reject made-in-Canaan gods, stay clear of #contamination.

4 The crooked in heart keep their distance; I refuse to shake hands with those who plan #evil.

5 I put gag on the gossip who bad-mouths his neighbor; I can’t stand arrogance.

6 But I have my eye on salt-of-the-earth people —- they’re the ones I want working with me; Men and women on the stright and narrow —- these are the ones I want at my #side.

7 But no ones who traffics in #lies gets a job with me; I have no #patience with #liars. I’ve rounded up all the wicked like cattle and herded them right out of the country.

8 I putged GOD’s city of all who make a business of #evil.

Psalm 101:1-8 from Bible The Message version.

#theme-song #love #justice #patience #salt-of-the-earth

To The Witness

A Revelation

7 that when the seventh Angel blew His trumpet, which He was about to do, the Mystery of God, all the plans He had revealed to His servants, the #prophets, would be completed.

8 The voice out of Heaven spoke to me again: “Go, take the book held open in the hand of the Angel astride sea and earth.”

9 I went up to the Angel and said, “Give me the little book.” He said, “Take it, then eat it. It will taste sweet like honey, but turn #sour in your #stomach.”

10 I took the littlr book from the Angel’s hand and it was sweet in my mouth, but when I swallowed, my #stomach #curdled.

11 Then I was told, “ You #must go #back and #prophesy #again over many peoples and #nations and #languages and #kings.”

Revelation 10-7-11 from Bible The Message version

#must-go-back #prophesy #again #nations #kings

Love Him, Serve GOD, Your God

Obey The Commandments and Regulations of GOD

12 So now #Israel, what fo you think GOD expects from you? Just this: Live in His presence in holy reverence, follow the road He sets out for yiu, love Him, serve GOD, your God, with everything you have in you,

13 obey the commandments and regulations of GOD that I’n commanding you today —- live a #good life.

14 Look around you: Everything you see is GOD’s —- the #heavens above and beyond, the #Earth, and everything on it.

15 But it was your ancestors that GOD fell in love with; He picked their children —- that’s You! —- out of all the other peoples. That’s where we are right now.

16 So cut away the thick calluses from your #heart and #stop being so willfully #hardheaded.

17 GOD, your God, is the God of all gods, He’s the #Master of all masters, a God #immense and #powerful and #awesome. He doesn’t play #favorites, takes no #bribes,

18 make sure #orphans and #widows are treated #fairly, taked loving care of #foreigners by sering that #they get #food and #clothing.

19 You must treat #foreigners with the same loving care —- remember, you were once foreigners in #Egypt.

20 Reverently respect GOD, your God, serve Him, hold tight to Him, back up your promises with the authority of His name.

21 He’s your praise! He’s your God! He did all these tremendous, these staggeting things that you saw with your own #eyes.

Deutronomy 10:12-21 from Bible The Message version.

#Israel #GOD #immense #powerful #awesome

The Servants of GOD

A Revelation

1 Immediately I saw Four Angels standing at the four corners of earth, standing steady with a firm grip on the four winds so no wind would blow on earth or sea, not even rustle a tree.

2 Then I saw another Angel riring from the sun rose, carrying the seal of the Living God. He thundered to the Four Angels assigned the taamsk of #hurting #earth and #sea.

3 “Don’t #hurt the #earth! Don’t #hurt the #sea! Don’t so much as #hurt a tree until I’ve sealed the #servants of our God on their foreheads!”

4 I heard the count of those who were sealed: 144K! They were sealed out of every #Tribe of #Israel:

Revelation 7:1-4 from Bible The Message version.

#GOD #Please-Don’t #hurt #earth #sea