DECEMBER 16 & 17, 2023 – Zany Ideas

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Zany Ideas

 DECEMBER 16 & 17, 2023
 DECEMBER 16 – Daily Reading – Obadiah / Revelation 6


Obadiah 1:3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?


        People get zany ideas at times. For example, I live in Michigan. In the winter it can get bitterly cold. I read of one family who ran out of heating fuel in their tank. Their zany idea was to build a campfire in the living room. So, they found the largest pot they could find, put broken pieces of wood in the pot, then they put newspapers under the pieces of wood, and started their fire. Within just a few minutes, the house was filled with smoke, and they could not see, or breathe. So, what did they do? They opened the doors to let the smoke out and went outside in the bitter cold. Fortunately, they did not burn the house down.

        Here is another zany idea. That you might somehow hide from the presence of God. The Edomites, the descendants of Esau, thought they could hide in the city on earth we now call Petra in Jordan. With only one way in or out of this rock city, they thought they were safe. Today, there are no known Edomites alive anywhere in the world. Hiding from God is a zany idea. Especially if you are trying to hide in the rocks, made by that same God. Why would they believe such a zany idea? It was the pride in their heart. Pride has destroyed more people over the centuries than anything else. Thinking that fame, finances, or fortitude will save you in the end, well that is just a zany idea. There is however a rock to hide in. Psalm 18:46 says, “The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.”          


        Would you like a better idea for eternity? How about Psalm 18:2 “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”

Doesn’t that sound much better?


        The word ZEST is used to refer to something that will spice up our life. For believers, Jesus is our Zest Of Life. We once again saw Him this week in:

  ● Zero Complaints
  ● Zion
  ● Zoned Out
  ● Zealousness Displayed
  ● Zillions Lost
  ● Zany Ideas

        Life! I am talking about a real, eternal, and meaningful life, that really only begins when we come to know Christ. That my friend, is the best, Zest Of Life.

       Enjoy today with your church and hear what God has prepared in the heart of His man for you this week.

   See you tomorrow.  


       Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs.

December 18, 2023 Jonah Revelation 7-8
December 19, 2023 Micah 1-4 Revelation 9
December 20, 2023 Micah 5-7  Revelation 10-11
December 21, 2023 Nahum Revelation 12-13
December 22, 2023 Habakkuk Revelation 14-15
December 23, 2023 Zephaniah  Revelation 16-17
December 24, 2023 No Passages Assigned  

Zest Of Life

Jesus is the fulfillment of real everlasting joy.

1 John 1:4
And these things write we unto you,
that your joy may be full.
 Living In His Word Ministries
       “Getting people into the Word of God…
            … and the Word of God into people.”
                                        Romans 10:17

 Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
 Founder and Executive Director
 Hebrews 2:12
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