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It's April 10; Good Morning Union

“He cares for those who trust Him.”        Nahum 1:7

Ok, not the MOST exciting book of the Bible I’ve ever read! It’s a three-page, three-chapter description of the destruction of Nineveh, the capital of Assyria (located on the Tigris River in north Iraq, in case you care!) They had been tormenting Judah, a part of God’s special people, who I guess deserved a bit of tormenting by someone because they certainly were not listening to and obeying God!

It's April 9; Good Morning Union

“He has shown you O man what is good. And what does the Lord require of you…?”       Micah 6:8

It's April 8; Good Morning Union

“Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.”           Jonah 2:8

It’s a very familiar story- Jonah and the “big fish.” But what are the lessons for me this morning. It’s only two pages long and 4 short chapters- read it and see what you find. Here’s what I found:

1.            I can run but I can’t hide

It's April 7; Good Morning Union

“You should not look down on your brother in the day of his misfortune.” Obadiah 12

Ok, this is one of the shortest books in the Old Testament and I must admit, as I looked at it, I was a bit perplexed about whether I could find anything in it to share with you. But I STILL believe God is faithful to our faithfulness in spending time with Him.

It's April 4; Good Morning Union

“When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot me.”   Hosea 13:6

What’s a God to do!? Just a verse today that caught my attention in my book-for-the-day of the conundrum that God places Himself in as He tries to love me and care for me. I am trapped in a society and culture that continues to bombard me with ego-centrism and it takes its toll sometimes.

It's April 3; Good Morning Union

“Daniel purposed in his heart not to defile himself…”      Daniel 1:8

Daniel is my book for the day, but Brennan Manning is still my focus for the week! Daniel’s fame in our understanding of his book stems from the idea that, though in captivity in heathen Babylon, he decided that nothing was going to distract him from staying true to God. And God honored that commitment! Situations may alter my approach to live but never my commitment to stay true to God and His ways. It worked for Daniel; it will work for me; and for you!

It's April 2; Good Morning Union

“I take no pleasure in the death of anyone… repent and live.”    Ezekiel 18:32

If yesterday was Jeremiah’s “lamentations” over a destroyed and captive Israel, Ezekiel is, among other things, an explanation of why it happened and what the people could do (or could have done) about it! It was doom for the disobedient with a large dose of desire and direction from their Deliverer!

It's April 1; Good Morning Union

“For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. Thought he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men” Lamentations 3: 31-33

It's March 31; Good Morning Union

“Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, or the rich man boast in his riches. But let him who boasts boast about this- that he understands and knows me, that I am the lord who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight.” Jeremiah 9:23-24

It's March 28; Good Morning Union

“To the man who pleases Him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness.” Ecclesiastes 2:26

This is a book of musings by a guy who made a bunch of bad choices and then had to live with the consequences. He came to the end of his life and basically said, “Boy, that was a really dumb way to waste my life.” Some of it is very melancholy and some of it is hope above the storm. One verse that stuck out this morning as I spent some time in Solomon’s musing was my verse for today.

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