This Week’s Memory Verse: 2 Kings 17:39 NKJV
But the LORD your God you shall fear; and He will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies.
( This is the verse in the KJV for those who have requested to memorize the verses in KJV But the LORD your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.2 Kings 17:39 KJV )
This Week’s Message:
This Week’s Verse is telling us that if we stand in awe of, reverence, honor, and respect the LORD our God then He will guard and protect us,
He will snatch us away from the hand of the enemy. He will deliver us from evil and will always be near to rescue and save us from harm.
As we memorize this verse, let’s really take it into our hearts and give thanks and praise to the LORD our God for this and all He does for us.
Let’s be sure that we always stand in awe of Him, showing Him the reverence, honor and respect He is due, not just to seek His protection but because we love HIm.
If you would like you can Print the memory verse out in a card format to post to your bathroom mirror, refrigerator, car visor, or other place that would keep it in your daily vision. It will help to remind you to memorize it as you go through your day and also could be a great tool in sharing with others who might.
Blessings to you as you memorize His word this week and dwell safely in His protective care.
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And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed:…Joshua 8:1 KJV
Once again the LORD is saying “Fear not”. First, He was telling Moses to tell the people of Israel, then He was telling Moses to tell Joshua, and now He is telling Joshua Himself.
Joshua is now in charge, Moses is gone and Joshua is the new leader of Israel. He led the people across the Jordan River. He led them to Jericho where God caused the walls to fall down and the Israelites o conquered it. However, now, Joshua is troubled and greatly upset. He is in fear and is in dismay because his army has lost a battle, one which he thought they should have won and he is questioning God as to why. God tells him it is because some of the Israelites have been disobedient. They have sinned against God by taking things that God had forbid them to take. Joshua did not know this, but God knew, and God had not been with them when they went into battle because of it—so they lost.
Now, God is telling Joshua to find the ones who stole the goods and punish them and destroy the forbidden goods. Then, God will once again be with Israel and Joshua will lead them into victory against the enemies.
There is a lesson to learn here. It is obedience. God loves us but he requires obedience. As a just Father he will discipline those who disobey Him. Just as our parents love us, they also expect us to be obedient to them, otherwise we have to face consequences. God will never forsake His children, but He will discipline them for their own good, just as our parents would do.
Let’s think upon this and be obedient out of love and reverencere to God. For He is with us and He says “Fear Not” to us as well. He will lead us to victory if we listen to Him and do what He says.
Memorize this verse as a reminder to “Fear Not” and neither be dismayed.
Blessings to you daily as you memorize His word.
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This Week’s Scripture:
And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. Exodus 20:20 KJV
This Week’s Message:
In verses previous to this verse we see that God (Elohiym–the One True God–Jehovah) is speaking out His Ten Commandments to His people.
After He speaks, the people see and hear signs of His presence.
Exodus 20:18-19 says: And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar
And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
The people were afraid. They had fear–but not the kind of fear that they should have had. They had earthly, fleshly fear. They needed to have a godly fear. A fear of God which was reverent fear.
A healthy respect for God, reverencing Him for who He was. Showing honor to Him for His great power and authority.
Moses corrected them. He told them to “Fear Not” which meant do not be afraid in your flesh that God is come to harm you, but realize that He is speaking these things to you for your own good.
He wants to test you in these things so you will not sin, for He loves you and wants the best for you.
Let’s learn from this verse today. Let’s memorize this verse as a reminder to ourselves that we should have a healthy fear of God, which is a reverence for Him, respect for Him, awe for Him.
We should regard His authority and honor who He is. We should remind ourselves that He loves us and wants the best for us, therefore whatever He commands us to do is for our good.
Let’s realize how to “Fear Not” and do it daily.
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