Today’s Meditation 1/5/2018

a random verse…

“And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Galus and Aristarchus, men of Macedonina, Paul’s companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre,”… Acts 19 v29

“Filled with confusion:” was brought on by the motives and choices of the people. First, the commandment is -thou shalt put no other God’s before me- so reading prior to and around the verse it is understood that some were professing to be filled with the spirit of God yet knew not Jesus. Others were relying on there skills of hand or “craft” to secure a provision for themselves. In the process they were building idols “crafted” things to be worshiped as false God’s and this what led to the confusion of the people of the land. They were ready and willing to fight for their own abilities even against the laws of God.

God is always in control, and there is one path to know him and that is through faith and a relationship to him through his son Jesus. When all our efforts seem to fail God is still able and willing to bring us on into the next part of life. Our hands, our skills, our talents are all expected to be used, especially in a way to make a living and provide for our own but never to be put on a pedestal above the Lord and his ways. Other false God’s infiltrating the land brings confusion to the land.

May you all be blessed today with the warmth of God’s spirit upon the heart. Amen

Friday 1/5/2018

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