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Archive for April 16th, 2019

RECOVERY QUOTE OF THE DAY

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TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL READING . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on April 16, 2019

OUR PASSAGE COMES FROM:

THE BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY 7:1-11 . . . .

“When the Lord your God brings you into the land which you go to possess, and has cast out many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than you, and when the Lord your God delivers them over to you, you shall conquer them and utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them nor show mercy to them. Nor shall you make marriages with them. You shall not give your daughter to their son, nor take their daughter for your son. For they will turn your sons away from following Me, to serve other gods; so the anger of the Lord will be aroused against you and destroy you suddenly. But thus you shall deal with them: you shall destroy their altars, and break down their sacred pillars, and cut down their wooden images, and burn their carved images with fire. “For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because the Lord loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. “Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments; and He repays those who hate Him to their face, to destroy them. He will not be slack with him who hates Him; He will repay him to his face. Therefore you shall keep the commandment, the statutes, and the judgments which I command you today, to observe them.” 

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RECOVERY REFLECTION: In God’s Word, He tells me and shows me that I am a chosen people, those who have Him as Lord and Savior, who have accepted Him and belong to Him. From the beginning when God created man, we were and still are the apple of His eye, His greatest creation. God desires for me to serve and worship Him as our God, our Creator, and Sovereign Holy God! He also realizes that we all have fallen short in life, and it all began because we chose to place that desire He put inside of us for Him only towards our own “selfish” desires such as wants, passions, idolatry, lusts, and so on. But He loves enough so that He won’t turn His back on us because He cares for us that much and more. Looking at my former issues and my recovery, I’ve done some bad things in my life and hurt a lot of people whom I love and that love me. His forgiveness, His mercy and grace was and is sufficient and has been sufficient for me even then and all God desires is for me to return to my first love, God Himself!! If I return to Him and start keeping His Word, His commandments and statutes, that’s what God desires of me, and He will rebuke the devour of my soul. God has and will continue to redeem me, and welcome me back into the sheepfold of His pasture.

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