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Today’s Reading: Genesis 34-35
Key Verse: Genesis 35:1
Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there; and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother.”
“Bethel,” “House of God,” “Dwell there,” is the best guarantee of living in the presence of God. Anna, (Luke 2:36-38) an 84-year-old widow, “did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day” and was blessed with a revelation of who Jesus is when Jesus was just 8 days old. It’s important to spend quality time in the House of God (Heb. 10:25), “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together as the manner of some is.” I believe it’s important to attend Church every Sunday. Go “up to Bethel.” “Bethel” is the place where God reveals Himself to you. Like Jacob, “purify yourselves,” and “make an altar.” An altar is a place of consistently meeting with God. Your daily devotions, the family altar, the “House of God” will grant God the opportunity to speak to you, guiding the direction of your life.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord, like Jacob (Israel) reveal Yourself to me so that I may follow You into the land to which You have called me. By Your grace lead me by Your strong, protecting hand. I pray this in Jesus’ Name. Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
Here are some comments left by some of my readers where this material was originally published:
God’s voice speaks to the listening heart! God loves “MAN” and spending time with MAN! “Morning, afternoon, night!” Yes, you may call it a MANifestation! ~ Connie
My husband and I have to make a very important financial decision today. Praying about it and while reading your posting the first thing I look at “I am with you” “God listens.” What a mighty God we serve, cares for everything in our lives. ~ Thelma
I have always found it harder to lay down my strengths than my weaknesses. Somehow we have to find that balance of allowing God into our “best laid plans of mice and men.” ~ Yeurgen
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