Day 115 One-Year KJV Bible Reading - Judges 4:1–5:31; Luke 22:35-53; Psalm 94:1-23; Proverbs 14:3-4
The Lord Will Not Cast Off His People
For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance. But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it. – Psalm 94:14-15
I’ll Go If You Go
And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go. And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for the LORD shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh. And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; and he went up with ten thousand men at his feet: and Deborah went up with him. – Judges 4:8-10
Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song: arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam. – Judges 5:12
Rise and Pray
And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow, and said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. – Luke 22:41-46
Isn’t it amazing that while Jesus prayed and wrestled with the cup that He would bear, an angel appeared from heaven and strengthened Him? Jesus was fully God but also fully man and here in this place as a man He prayed and as a man He agonized and as a man an angel was sent to help Him. The same is true of any man or woman. Help has been sent from heaven to strengthen in our time of need. It may be an angel, but it need not be, because you and I have the Holy Ghost living inside of us. The Holy Ghost is fully God so in His fullness, God lives in you. Think about that. Doesn’t that strengthen you just to know that?
Lips of the Wise
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them. – Proverbs 14:3
Much Increase is by the Strength of the Ox
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: But much increase is by the strength of the ox. – Proverbs 14:4
People that prosper have messes in their lives. People that prosper have to live their lives resolved that to have clean barns they must be willing to clean them rather than to rid themselves of everything or everyone that causes a mess.