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

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

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

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

Keep and Live Out The Entire Commandment

GOD Promomised

1 Keep and live out the entire commandment that I’m commanding you today so that you’ll #live and #prosper and enter and #own the land that GOD promised to your ancestors.

2 Remember every road that GOD led you on for those forty years in the wildernes, pushing you to your limits, testing you so that he would know what you were made of, whether you would keep His commandments or not.

3 He put you through #hard #times. He made you go #hungry. Then He fed you with #manna, something neither you nor your parents knew anything about, so you would #learn that men and women don’t live by bread only: we live by every #word that comes from GOD’s mouth.

4 Your clothes didn’t wear out and your feet didn’t blister those forty years.

5 You learned deep in your heart that GOD disciplines you in thr same ways a #father disciplines His child.

6 So it’s paramount that you keep the commandments of GOD, your God, walk down the roads He shows you and reverently #respect Him.

7 GOD is about to bring you into a good land, a land with brooks and rivers, sptings and lakes, stream out of the hills and through the valleys.

8 It’s a land of wheat and barley, of vines and figs and pomegranates, of olives, oil, and honey.

Deutronomy 8:1-8 from Bible The Message version.

#manna #men&women #don’t #live #ByTheBreadOnly

The Lion Is A Lamb

A Revelation

4 I wept and wept that no one was found able to open the scroll, able to read it.

5 One of the Elders said, “Don’t wept. Look —- the Lion from Tribe Judah, the Root of David’s Tree, has conquered. He can open the scroll, can rip through the seven seals.”

6 So I looked, and there, surrounded by #Throne, #Animals, and #Elders, was a #Lamb, slaughtered but standing tall. Seven horns he had, and seven eues, the Seven Spirits of God sent into all the earth.

7 He came to the One Seared on the Throne and look the scroll from His right hand.

8 The monent he took the scroll, the Four Animals and Twentu-four Elders fell down and worshipped the Lamb. Each had a harp and each had a bowl, a gold bowl filled with incense, the prayers of God’s holy people.

9 And they sang a new song: “ Worthy! Take the scroll, open its seals. Slain! Paying in #blood, you bought men and women. Bought them back for God.

10 Then you made them a #Kingdom, #Priests for our God, Priest-kings to rule over the earth.

11 I looked again. I heard a company of #Angels around the #Throne, the #Animals, and the #Elders —- ten thousand times ten thousand after thousand

12 in full song: The slain Lamb is worthy! Take the #power, the #wealth, the #wisdom, the #strength! Take the #honor, the #glory, the #blessing!

13 Then I heard every creature in #Heaven and #earth, in #underworld and #sea, join in, all voices in all places, singing: To the One on the #Throne! To the Lamb! The #blessing, the #honor, the #glory, the #strength, For #age after #age after #age.

14 The Four Animals called out, “Oh, Yes!” The Elders fell to their knees and worshipped.

Revelation 5: 4-14 from Bible The Message version.

#lamb #power #wealth #wisdom #strength

GOD, our God! GOD the One and Only!

Attention, Israel!

4 Attention, Israel! GOD, our God! GOD the one and only!

5 Love GOD, your God, with your whole #heart: love Him with all that’s in you, love Him with all you’ve got!

6 Write these commandmdnts that I’ve given you today on your #hearts. Get them inside of you.

7 and then get them inside your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at #home or walking in the #street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning to when you fall into bed at #night.

Deutronomy 6:4-7 from Bible The Message version.

#GOD #the #one #and #only