12/1/19 Leviticus 25:1-24 Jr

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All right. I’m glad you guys are here. On this Thanksgiving weekend. That’s you’re all up, right? That was like full on food coma The next day, you know, like, hey, how come I feel so bad? Well, chubs; that’s my wife whenever that second voice comes in, that’s always Nikki’s like Jiminy Cricket. To me, you know what I’m saying? I’ll be asking myself a stupid question, and then she’ll give me the answer. And usually, I don’t know why it’s always well, chubs I don’t know why it has to be that way. But I don’t know.

We are in the book of Leviticus chapter 25. Leviticus chapter 25. And we’re going to move down through verse 21. I think or 24 Leviticus chapter 25 let’s cover it in prayer first. Heavenly Father, we come before you in Jesus name Lord, and, Lord, this is your word. And it’s what you have put into our hands, father to study that we might know you. So we asked Lord God, that your Holy Spirit would be in this place and he would be present father, to dictate it to us, Lord, and to translate it for us Father, I pray, Father, that you would overcome any thing that I might say, Lord, that isn’t exactly what you have for your people today, Lord, and that you would speak directly into each person’s heart today and and that you would show them a piece of yourself Lord say that they would be see you revealed in their lives and in their hearts today, Lord, and you would speak right into the innermost places of their hearts and their being Lord where no one else goes and the things in their hearts and their minds that only they know father and I pray that you would speak to them there in that place that they might know that it’s your voice, Lord, and that you might draw them closer to yourself today, Father, if they’re far from from you, and if they’re walking with you, father and walking in the light, I pray, Lord, that You would draw them closer. Lord, where we the closest we can ever get in this life Lord is still miles and miles away from glory. Father, but we want to draw near to you as much as we possibly can. We want to know you, Father, and we want to see your heart reveal to our own Lord so that we can be useful in this day and age that we live in father, so equip us today and have your way in Jesus name, amen. Amen.

Leviticus chapter 25. And the Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai saying, speak to the children of Israel and say to them, when you come into the land which I give you, then the land shall keep a Sabbath to the Lord. Six years you shall sow your field and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather his fruit. But in the seventh year, there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the Lord. You shall neither so your field nor prune your vineyard. What grows of its own accord of your harvest, you shall not reap nor gather the grapes of your untended vine, for it is a year of rest for the land. And the Sabbath produce of the land shall be food for you. For you, your male and female servants your hired men, and the stranger who dwells with you, for your livestock, and the beasts that are in your land, all its produce shall be for food, and you shall count seven SAVVIS of yours for yourself seven times seven years, and the end the time of the seven Sabbath’s of yours shall be to you 49 years, then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the 10th day of the seventh month on the Day of Atonement. You shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. You shall consecrate the 50th year and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you. And each of you shall return to his possession and each of you shall return to his family, that 50th year shall be a Jubilee to you. And it You shouted neither sow nor reap what grows of its own accord, nor gather the grapes of your unintended vine, for it is the Jubilee. It shall be wholly to you, and you shall eat its produce from the field. And this year of jubilee, each of you shall return to his possession. And if you sell anything to your neighbor, or buy from your neighbor’s hand, you shall not oppress one another. According to the number of years after the Jubilee you shall buy from your neighbor and according to the number of years of crops, he shall sell to you. According to the multitude of years you shall increase its price According to the fewer numbers of yours, you shall diminish its price, for he sells to you according to the number of years of the crops, therefore you shall not oppress one another, but you shall fear your God, for I am the Lord your God. So you shall observe my statutes and keep my judgments and perform them, and you will dwell in the land in safety, then the land will yield its fruit and you will eat your fill and dwell there in safety. And if you say, What shall we eat in the seventh year since we sound shall not sown or gather in our produce, and I will command my blessing on you in the sixth year, and it will bring forth produce enough for three years, and you shall so in the eighth year and eat old produce until the ninth year, until this produce comes in you shall eat of the old harvest. The land shall not be sold permanently for the land is mine. For you are strangers and sojourners with me. And in all the land of your possession you shall grant redemption of the land. So here in Leviticus chapter 25, God is talking about two different things that the children of Israel were to observe. The first being the Sabbath of years, and the seventh year there was to be a Sabbath of rest for the land and nothing was to be sown. And nothing was to be yielded the crops the fields was were to be completely left alone, the land was to have its rest. And then in the 50th year, every 50 years was to be a year of jubilee. And in that year of jubilee, when he was talking, as we were going down through chapter 25, is all land all possession, all rights were to be returned were to be restored to the original families that land and possession had been given to when they had when they came into the land of Canaan. Of course, God is speaking to Moses still, as it says in verse one The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai. So this is God. You know, again, we’re going through the, through the times of the worship and the tabernacle, and going through the wilderness and all this. But this is something that God had shared with Moses, when he was on Mount Sinai. This is one of the many, many, many things you know, I don’t know if Moses just had a brain like a computer, right? Or if he wrote the things down, I mean, only the 10 commandments went on the two tablets of stone, but God gave Moses tremendous amount of things for him to remember and to pass on to the children of Israel. And these were a couple of the things God is speaking to them speaking to Moses, speaking to the people through Moses, about a time about a series of events that had not yet taken place. They had not yet folded camp for the first time from Mount Sinai, let alone gone through the wilderness towards the promised land, let alone sending the 12 spies who then came out and remember except for Joshua and Caleb They all gave a bad report. We’re never going to be able to enter into the land. We’re never going to be able to take the land. There’s giants in the land. We were like grasshoppers in our own site. I mean, what does that even mean? You know what I mean? We wouldn’t mean you were grasshoppers. What are you talking about? There’s giants in the land. And all of the people suffered through that unbelief. And they all believe the report of the 10 spies who brought the negative report, remember, as a result of their unbelief, God caused that generation to wander through the wilderness for 40 years. And he said, You’re not going to enter into the inheritance, you’re not going to enter into the promise. Why? Because of your unbelief. But your children, about whom you said they’ll be devoured up by the inhabitants of the land. They’re going to enter into the promised land, they’re going to take possession of it. And of course, the children of Israel going into the land, the land being conquered, and divided up amongst the 12 tribes. This is all in the future. This is all far from being a reality to these people. And yet God is speaking about These things just as though it was happening at the current time, because God stands outside of time. Because at all times, God knows more than you and me, maybe especially more than me. God knows more than us at all times. Everything always comes back to Faith.

You can we have all these wonderful things, and they are wonderful things and resources that we have within the kingdom with that within the body of Christ, where we can talk about the fact that you can be a reasonable person, you can’t even be a scientist and believe in creation, you can believe in the Word of God. And there’s so many different resources that we have that take us through these things and show us how we can believe what the Word of God says that it’s true. But at the end of the day, at the end of the day, it always comes back to Faith. It always comes comes back to Faith. And you cannot give faith to someone who doesn’t have faith. And if you have faith, nobody can take that away from you. But just as the Word of God says, and this is one of the most important things for us to remember, without faith, it is impossible to please God, because those that come to him first must believe that He is. And secondly, they must believe that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek and faith is the beginning in the end for us, faith, that’s what we stand on. That’s what keeps us afloat. That’s what keeps us going. When we turn on the news, or when we go on social media and you see all of the clamoring of the world and all of that, that that Don the backbiting and this against that and this person against that person, and all of this conflict and all of this fear and all of these different things that are going on in the earth today. It is your faith that allows you to stand above that like David talks about in the Psalms, where he is set upon his face allows him to be set up on the rock and his head lifted high up round about his enemies. It’s like David is able to do this spiritual disappearing act because of the faith that he had in God, the fervent belief that he had, that God had a plan for his life, and no matter what happened to him, and no matter what occurred in this life, God was in control, and God was in charge of his eternal destiny. David believes that with all of his heart, and that’s the same faith that God wants you and I to have. But it’s not something that you can be talked into. This is a gift from God, even having faith is a gift from God. The best thing that we can do is to talk to people about the love of God, we can talk to people about the love of Jesus Christ, and we can pray for people to understand, like if we really believe these things, if we really believe that God is and that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him We have to deal with things within his economy. Too often Christians, and the church in general is trying to deal with a spiritual problem from a world standpoint, from a fleshly worldly standpoint, and we can lose sight of the fact that there is a spiritual battle that is going on. And the thing that we have been given is faith. And it’s the thing that people who don’t believe in Jesus Christ or don’t believe that they don’t have. And so our prayers as Christians always should be, Lord, help their eyes to be opened. I can’t do that. You can’t do that. Only God can do that. But if you will believe and trust in God, He will dictate and he will lead you and He will guide you, he will dictate the way that your life goes. And so you don’t have to be dismayed and distressed about anything that happens. You can simply turn back to God and say, okay, God, where are we going now? Lord, I don’t understand why this is happening. But I believe in I trust in You. It’s easier said than done, isn’t it? It’s easier said than done. You know the song Jesus take that goes something like that, right? Jesus take the wheel. You know, this is just like a Carrie Underwood song, right? She’s driving to Christmas and she hits the patches of ice and the car spinning out of control. And she’s, she’s nothing she can do. So she’s like Jesus, take the wheel, Jesus take the wheel. And if and it says, dumb country song, blah, blah, blah. But listen, it’s got some spiritual truth to it. Because if you find yourself at a place in this life, or time in this life, where you’re being squeezed, where things in your life feel out of control, or you find yourself feeling or struggling against despair, and wondering why things are happening so often, God allows these things in our lives so that we will be willing to say that Jesus take the wheel, I can’t control this thing I there’s, there’s nothing that I can do here. God, you’re gonna have to take control of this thing that’s exactly what God wants to do. But we have to have faith we have to believe. Now God is telling Moses all of these things, years and years and years before they ever didn’t ever entered into the promised land, and God’s telling them these things. But they had to believe they had to put these things into action now concerning the Sabbath year of rest, which was every seven you know, I would have been an amazing Israel light I feel, you know what I’m saying? Like I love to rest. I don’t have any problem with that. Like some of you guys like what are you doing this weekend? Oh, I’m doing this around the house and this around the houses. This is like, why? Why, why are you doing that when you could be napping or you know, resting or hanging out with your family or doing something like that I have to be motivated. You know what I’m saying? Like every once in a Nikki looked to me like, we need some money. You need to go get some overtime. You know what I mean? Yeah, yes, ma’am, you know, and then I go, but like my natural sound a man of leisure. Okay? My natural state is I like to rest. I like to relax and I’m always teaching my kids look, you got to put the work in first, before you can enjoy the good things in this life. Before anything great and wonderful that you’re going to have experience in this life. The work comes first. The work comes before that. I think it’s something as silly as telling our little kids you can’t have your dessert until you eat your broccoli is a fantastic, wonderful life lesson. Because if you don’t put in the work, and if you don’t do the right things, you’re not going to be able to enjoy or you’re not going to ever have the wonderful things. And Nikki always has to remind me of this. We’re going to run out of wonderful things. You better go work some overtime, you know, and like God, she refers to me as chubs. I don’t know all the time.

But it’s the work it has to be done. This thing has to be done a whole year of Sabbath rest for a whole year. I don’t have to go and plow a whole year I don’t have to go out and harvest. And God says here, in in, in verse 21, he says, Listen, if you do this out of faith, if you believe me, if you trust in me, the year before that Sabbath year of rest, I’m going to make sure that your crops your field produces enough to sustain you for three years. If you believe in me, if you trust in me, I’m going to make sure you have what you need. I love that portion. When Jesus is talking to his disciples, and he says, Don’t be like the pagans of this world. The Gentiles is what the word that he was used, who run around going after this and going after that, he goes, you’ll consider the birds of the air. I don’t sow or reap. And yet not one of these little sparrows falls from the sky but your heavenly Father knows about it and consider the flowers of the field.

You know, and and how they just grow, and then they die and they’re thrown into the fire to be burned up, but not even Solomon in all of his splendor was closed, like one of these. And he talks about the fact that none of us by worrying about the things of this life can add a single qubit to our stature. Remember what Jesus says the end of that his point he made was, but you and he said, your heavenly Father knows that you have need of them. God knows that you need food and clothes and arrangements. But you seek first the kingdom of heaven, the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and these things will be added unto you, these things will be added unto you faith comes first and this is exactly what God was expecting of the children of Israel I want you to believe me. I want you to trust me get know There must have been people workaholics, you know who are like, what, a whole year without plowing a whole year without hot without putting in the Rose and sowing seed and doing a whole year. What am I going to do or there’s no way we’re going to have enough food, how is this going to work? There’s no way this doesn’t make any sense. And yet God was asking them to do that. This exercise in faith, this exercise that went beyond all of the business and the ways of man in this world and went into a whole different spiritual realm of God saying, I want you to trust in me, and I want you to believe that what I’m telling you, if I’m telling you to do something, it’s a great lesson for us. If I’m telling you to do something, I’m going to provide for you while you’re doing it. God always honors obedience. And the other thing is true to God never honors disobedience. He’s merciful. He’s gracious. But God never honors disobedience. We can’t expect that we’re going to receive the reward of the Lord. When we’re living our lives in disobedience. It’s just simply not the way it works because he’s a good dad. One of the things I wanted to read to you guys, and I thought this was very interesting in Leviticus, we’re not there yet. But uh, Leviticus chapter 26 verses 33 to 35.

Okay, so this is immediately following this. Leviticus 26 verses 33 to 35. I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword afternoon, you know what is this? chapter 26 is the blessings versus the cursing. This is God’s saying, if you’re obedient to my word, if you do what I’ve called you to do, this is the way that I’m going to bless you. And if you are not obedient to my words, if you will rebel against me, these are the things that are going to be following you okay? I will scatter you amongst the nations and draw out a sought after you, your land shall be desolate and your city’s waste, then the land shall enjoy its SAVVIS. As long as it lies desolate, and you are in your enemy’s land, then the land shall rest and enjoy a Sabbath as long as it lies desolate it shall rest for the time it did not rest on your SAVVIS when you dwell on it. This is Leviticus chapter 26. This is the very next thing that’s recorded in the Scriptures, God is telling Moses and telling the people of Israel through Moses, if you’re disobedient, you’re going to be scattered. If you’re disobedient, I’m going to take you out of the land if you don’t honor the Sabbath, and the year of Sabbath rest on seven years, the way I told you to, I’m going to remove you from this land so the land will get a Sabbath rest. Now turn in your Bibles to Jeremiah, Jeremiah, chapter 25. And verses eight through 13. And I want to preface this by saying this to you, the children of Israel, when they went into the land, and they inherited the land, they never kept the Sabbath here of rest.

They never did it. I don’t know what happened between this time when God commanded it and when they went into the promised land, but they never gave the land this year of rest, probably just for what we would call common sense reasons. You gotta so we’ve got to plant a harvest. We can’t just let the the land that Do anything where are we going to get our food from? How are we going to sustain ourselves and they never kept that seven year Sabbath rest for the land. Jeremiah chapter 25, verses eight through 13. God says this. Therefore, Thus says the Lord of hosts, because you have not heard my words, Behold, I will send and take all the families of the North, says the Lord and Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against the land against its inhabitants and against these nations all around and will utterly destroy them, and make them make them in astonishment, a hissing a perpetual desolation. Moreover, I will take from them the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp, and this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon 70 years, and then it will come to pass when 70 years are completed, that I will punish the king of Babylon and That nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity says the Lord and I will make it a perpetual desolation. So I will bring on that land all of my words which I have pronounced against it. All that is written in this book which Jeremiah has prophesied concerning all the nations. Now turn with me to Second Chronicles, Second Chronicles chapter 36. Now, we are deep into the Kingdom years, okay, this is after the children of Israel coming to the promised land. This is after the years of the judges. This is after Saul and King David and Solomon and the nation is split in two. And this is at the very, very tail end of the kingdom years, where there would be a king in Israel ever, ever again. Right? ever again until Jesus comes back. This is at the tail end of all of that, and this is what it says in Second Chronicles 36 2221 And those who escaped from the sword he carried away to Babylon where they became servants to him and his sons that is Nebuchadnezzar until the rule of the Kingdom of Persia, to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her SAVVIS. As long as she laid desolate, she kept Sabbath to fulfill 70 years. Now, let me explain this to you a little bit further. The children of Israel came in to the promised land that God had personally handed them and remember what God has said to them. This is not your land. This is my land. So all this talk about squabbling, who’s the land belongs to who God says, excuse me, the land belongs to me, and I give it to whom I wish and God had told the children of Israel, these are the things you’re going to do on the land and if you’re disobedient to my word, I’m going to take you out of the land for 400 90 years, the children of Israel did not give the land its Sabbath rest every seven years for 490 years, do the math. They old the land 70 years 70 years and they went into Babylon into Babylon into captivity For how long? You guessed it. 70 years. That’s history. That’s not that’s not like a cute Bible story. That’s world history. The children of Israel, the nation of Israel went into Babylonian captivity, 70 years. God had told them back at Mount Sinai, isn’t it amazing? Now what blows my mind about this and what really brought this home for me is the the the the, I don’t know what you would call it the thought that there would be anything according to the Word of God in the church today that we would just do away with Something that’s in the Bible is something that the Bible says it’s something that the Bible tells us that we are expected by God to be obedient to but for whatever reason, we just put it away. We just kind of say, yeah, you know what, that really doesn’t pertain to us. And it really isn’t about us anymore. But the word of the Lord stands forever. And anything that God says anything that God says, he’s going to bring to pass, I want you to turn with me. We’re going to finish with this. Isaiah, the book of Isaiah, chapter 40, starting with verse 13.

Isaiah chapter 14, starting with verse 13. This is one of the greatest I say this a lot but this is one of the greatest chapters in the Bible man in the entire Bible. I love it. When God brags. I love it when God boasts I love it when guy love it when it talks about Jesus Christ making making public spectacle of the principalities and the evil forces of this world when he died on the cross, almost like listen, Satan, I’m going to whip you. And not only am I going to whip you as the Son of God, I’m going to become a measly man. And I’m still going to whip you, right? It’s this idea that Jesus made public spectacle and left no doubt that the battle is over in the battle is one I love it when God does this thing. So Isaiah chapter 40, who has verse 13, who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or as his counselor has taught him? Were so smart, with whom did he take counsel, and who instructed him and taught him and the path of justice? God’s not just why isn’t God just who taught him knowledge and showed him the way of understanding Behold, the nation’s are as a drop in a bucket and are counted as the small dust on the scales Look, he lifts up The aisles as a very little thing, and Lebanon is not sufficient enough to burn, nor its beasts sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before him are is nothing and they are counted by him less than nothing and worthless. That hurts my self esteem. To whom then will you like in God? Or what likeness Will you compare to him? The workmen molds an image, the goldsmith overspray with gold and the silversmith cast silver chains. Whoever is to impoverished for such a contribution chooses a tree that will not rot and he seeks for himself a skillful workman to prepare a carved image that will not Todor Have you not known. Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, that’s for all you flat earthers, okay, this is before science said that the Earth was flat By the way, that God says to the prophet Isaiah that he sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers. There’s that reference, who stretches out who stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. He brings the princes to nothing he makes the judges of the earth useless. scarcely shall they be planted, scarcely shall they be sown scarcely shall their stock take root in the earth, when he will also blow on them, and they will wither and the Whirlwind will take them away like stubble? To whom then will you like in me, or to whom shall I be equal, says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes and high and see who has created these things? Who brings out their hosts by number, and he calls them all by name, how many stars are there? God calls him by name by the greatness of his mind and the strength of his power now One is missing, we found a new star. No, you didn’t know you didn’t. I’m going to name a star after you, honey. Sorry, it’s already named. So you can do that for now. But you’re going to lose rights to it at some point. Not one is missing. Why do you say oh Jacob. Now this is God speaking to the nation of Israel. And so you could say this is God speaking to you as well as a child of God as a daughter, son of Abraham. My Way and why do you say, oh, Jacob, and speak, O Israel, my way is hidden from the Lord. And my just claim is passed over by my God. Have you not known? Have you not heard, the everlasting God the Lord l o rd, the creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints, nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the week and to those who have no Might he increases strengths, even the US fall faint and be weary, and the young men shall early fall. But those who wait on the Lord you know this one shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. God’s word stands for ever, forever. And for you as a child of God as a believer in Jesus Christ, the thing that I would hope that you would take away from this first part of chapter 25, talking about the Sabbath day of rest is simply this, because God said so because God said so, now we know that all of these things in the Old Testament these things under the law were a shadow of the things to come. We know from Hebrews, it says that there is a day of Sabbath a Sabbath rest that remains for the people of God, Jesus Is our Sabbath rest? Jesus is our Sabbath rest. Jesus is the reason that I can honestly say before you, I don’t have to worry. I don’t have to worry. I don’t have to be fearful about what will be follow me or my family. Now that’s not to say that if you believe in God and you have faith in God, trust me, everything’s always going to go your way. You’re going to have health and you’re going to have money and your car’s never going to break down because that’s simply ain’t true. And anybody who says something like that you ever watched The Princess Bride? It’s very biblical movie ever. The Princess Bride and and she’s complaining complaining is a pirate dread. You know that? is Wesley undercut anyway, if you haven’t seen it, and he says this, this line to her life is pain, highness. Life is pain. Anyone who says differently, is selling something and that is for me like okay. You look around and encourage any ministry that’s telling you, you believe in Jesus, you have faith in God, and you’re going to be healthy. What are you selling? What are you selling to me, because you cannot go over to Communist China. And you can’t go to one of the concentration camps, where people of faith are being taken, and their organs harvested while they live and sold on the black markets. You can’t walk into that cell and preach that gospel to them. And you can’t go to Africa, where Christians are being round up and slaughtered or Iran or Syria, where they’re being burned alive, where they’re being dismembered when their families are being slaughtered, and preach that gospel to them.

The hope that we have in Jesus Christ is not for this world. It is not for this world, as an American living in this day, and this time and the place that you live. Live, thanksgiving ought to mean something special to you. It ought to mean something special to us. Because we are problems are silly. You know, you should say first world problems, first world problems, the things that we’re about to kill each other over in this country. First world problems. We are so decadent. We are so privileged in this country so privileged and the things that we get spun out over so ridiculous. And we ought to be using everything that God has blessed us with and all the resources that God has given us to try to reach out to a world that is dying to world that is dying, a world that is desperate for hope, and you got it. God has given it to us, and He wants us to look outward. He wants us to look outward, but God’s word stands for ever. I love it. Next week we’ll talk about the Sabbath rest In the form of the Jubilee Year, which is every every 50 years, every 50 years, anything that you had lost that was a part of your family’s original possession. As an Israelite, when you would come into the land, if you if you went on got on hard times, and you lost your land, and you lost your inheritance, you may have even had to sell yourself into slavery to your neighbor, in order to pay off debts, the 50 year Jubilee, everything was restored. All deaths were forgiven. Everything was made, right. And this course was God’s promise for a future that we still look towards when God is going to make everything right. And God is going to cancel all debts or settle all debts. And he’s going to restore, read and rebuild Jerusalem, and he’s going to establish His Kingdom there, and he’s going to rule from the throne of David. And guess what? We’re going to roll with him. We’re going to be there with him. What are you talking about? What is wrong with you?

Faith, every single thing that God’s word says I believe it. I don’t understand all of it. I don’t understand all of it, but I believe it. And I believe that God will diligent reward anybody who seeks after him and seeks adventure. So that’s my encouragement for you today. Let’s pray. Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word. And thank you. Thank you, Lord God for the faith that you’ve given us, Lord, and we pray that you would increase it and grow it within our hearts Father, we ask and pray that you would help us to be a light in this world that we wouldn’t be caught up in the same flood of dissipation is the word as the Word says, Lord, as everybody else around us and and be caught up in all of the the terview what am I trying to say that turbulent times, Father, just the the anger and the hostility that seems to be abounding Lord, all around us. We pray, Father that you would help us to not even live in that space floor, but because of the hope we have in Jesus Christ father and in your word and the promises you’ve given us, Lord, that we would be able to just freely love people, and freely live our lives before you, Lord, trusting in you for every single thing. every single aspect, Lord, every single decision that we make in this life, we pray, Father, that we’d be seeking your face. And we ask Lord, that You would guide us and that you would lead us. And we are grateful and thankful, Lord, to live in the place that we live, to have the blessings that we do have father when so many people in this world are hungry. So many people in this world don’t have a place to rest or a roof over their heads father and or maybe being pursued just simply because of their faith. Lord, we’re grateful for what you’ve blessed us with Lord and we pray that you’d help us to never take it for granted. But to live our lives, Lord, from that standpoint, a place of thanksgiving and, and always asking you father, how could we use what you’ve blessed us with to glorify Your name, Lord and to help other people. Lord, we pray that you would accomplish this Our hearts Lord and that you would lead us closer and closer to you day by day. In Jesus name we pray, Amen. Amen.

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