Before There Was Good
March 16 & 17
March 16 – Daily Reading – Numbers 36-Deuteronomy 1 / Mark 15:1-23
March 17 – NO Daily Reading
Deuteronomy 1:39 Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it..
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
One of the hardest things I’ve been called upon to do as a Pastor is to stand beside grieving parents after the passing of a newborn child. I was called to the hospital one morning, and as I walked down onto the maternity floor, I could hear the sobs of a heartbroken mother. Her baby of only a few days, stopped breathing during the night. The doctors had done all they could, the faces of the nursing staff depicted their remorse. As I stepped into the room, the father broke down in tears, he grabbed me and looked at me and said, ”WHY Preacher? Why did God take my baby?” There’s never an answer to that question. After a while of weeping together, things started to calm a bit and the mom said, “Pastor, My baby is in heaven, right?” My answer was then and still is today, “Yes, I believe God keeps children safe until they are old enough to know good from evil, right from wrong.”
Most Pastor you talk to believe this. 2 Samuel 12:23 is where most often we turn when David says after the death of his child “… I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.” Meaning the child was in heaven and someday they would be re-united. However, in Deuteronomy 1:39 I believe we can hear the heart of God toward infant children as it says; “…and your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it.”
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
I like what Jesus said in Luke 18:19 “…Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.” I am in no way trying to re-write scripture, but I think it would be accurate to say, that before there is good, there was God.
Don’t you just love how God loves children?
THE WEEK IN REVIEW:
No matter what the situation believers may find themselves in, you’ll always find, God Is There. We saw that in:
● A Blessed Gathering
● Before I Go…
● A Battle For Good
● Bargaining For Gilead
● Boundaries Are Given
● Before There Was Good
God is always there. That doesn’t mean we’ll never face any trials. It simply means we’ll never face one alone.
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
|March 18, 2019||Deuteronomy 2-3||Mark 15:24-47|
|March 19, 2019||Deuteronomy 4-5||Mark 16|
|March 20, 2019||Deuteronomy 6-8||Luke 1:1-38|
|March 21, 2019||Deuteronomy 9-11||Luke 1:39-56|
|March 22, 2019||Deuteronomy 12-14||Luke 1:57-80|
|March 23, 2019||Deuteronomy 15-17||Luke 2:1-24|
|March 24, 2019||No Passages Assigned|
Moses still has a lot to say before God actually gathers him to his people.
You too have a lot to say for the Lord. None of us know just when that day will be that God may call us home.
Until then, keep sharing the Good News!
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director