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It's September 7; Good Morning Union

"This is good and pleases God our Savior."  1 Timothy 2:3

 

First, a "correction" from yesterday thanks to one of my favorite theologians and a careful reader of GMU. The Jews were NOT "slaves" to the Romans, the Romans just occupied, with varying degrees of cooperation, the land of Judea. It's a historical correction but does not affect my point yesterday-- don't build your whole life around political leaders- focus on God's kingdom.

 

It's September 6; Good Morning Union


"This is good, and pleases God our Savior." 1 Timothy 2:3


It's texts like this that give me focus. I want what is good and I want to please God, so when I see verses that tell me "THIS" is good AND it pleased God I sit up and take note! 
So what comes right before this concluding statement?

It's August 30; Good Morning Union

“I don’t know what to do, but my eyes are on you.”        2 Chronicles 20:12

 

Jehoshaphat, king of Judah was facing tough odds as multiple nations from the east were about to attack him and God’s people. Though he had amassed a huge army, he chose instead to turn to God rather than his military machine. You can read the story in the 20th chapter of 2 Chronicles but here’s an outline of how this king faced tough times.

 

It's August 29; Good Morning Union

“I know, my God, that You test the heart and are pleased with integrity.”  1 Chronicles 29:17

A part of David’s final prayer recorded shortly before he died. He had already turned over the regal reigns to his son Solomon and, having raised all the funds and resources necessary to build the temple in Jerusalem, had to be content that his dream accomplishment in life had to be passed on to someone else.

It's August 26; Good Morning Union

“His face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord.”      Exodus 34:29

 

Moses, after receiving the 10 commandments on Mt Sinai, came off the mountain and had to veil his face because the glow of his countenance was so bright the people couldn't even look at him! You just can’t hide the fact that you have been in the presence of God!

 

It's August 25; Good Morning Union

“It is true! I have sinned against the Lord. This is what I have done.”        Joshua 7:20

 

The story is about Achan, but I think the lesson is for all time. Just how does one "fall" into sin? And if I knew this then I could reverse the process to hopefully keep me from sinning. Achan took some of the gold, that was supposed to go to the whole assembly, and hid it in his tent. When he was found out at least he manned up and admitted it. His description of how it happened caught my eye this morning.

It's August 24; Good Morning Union

“See, today I have set before you--- a choice.” Deuteronomy 30:15 & 19

 

Moses and the people of Israel were at the doorstep of their promised land. After 40 years in the wilderness, where God was teaching them lessons of faith, obedience, and humility, they were now at the threshold; only the Jordan River stood between them and home.

 

It's August 23; Good Morning Union

“So all the work on the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, was completed. The Israelites did everything just as the Lord commanded them.”       Exodus 39:32

 

It's August 22; Good Morning Union

“In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy…”          Philippians 1:4

 

Welcome back! OR, welcome for the first time if you are just joining our school family. For my 18th year I am writing Good Morning Union as a way of illustrating to you the faithfulness of God when we choose to spend time with Him, AND to provide a unifying focus for all of us as we make this school year the greatest experience possible- with God!!

 

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