|“God gave you your days upon earth to prepare you for an eternity with Him. You may not have a great deal to say about your standard of living in this life; Providence determines your gifts, abilities, circumstances, and opportunities. But you do determine your standard of living in heaven. What you build with your life appreciably influences the quality of your eternity with God.” Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”)
Thoughts from the Diary of a Desperate Man by Walter A Henrichsen (“Walt”)
“But the Lord was angry with me on your account, and would not hearken to me; and the Lord said to me, ·Let it suffice you; speak no more to me of this matter.'” Deuteronomy 3:26
On the Exodus the people looked to Moses rather than to God for the meeting of their needs. Whenever anything not to their liking happened, they blamed Moses. When they complained because of inadequate water, God told Moses to strike the rock. Water flowed from the rock and the people drank. On a later occasion when the people were again thirsty, God told Moses to speak to the rock. Exasperated with the complaining people, in frustration Moses struck the rock.
For this infraction God denied him the privilege of entering the Promised Land. Nothing he could say or do would change God’s decision. He entered the road of no return.
If your relationship with Christ is close, you feel secure, knowing that what He promised He will provide. This security comes from your understanding the grace of God; you are His child, not because of your performance, but His performance on your behalf. Grace invites presumption as surely as security invites carelessness. Be careful that you do not allow your understanding of grace to lead you into presumption. Do not emulate the mistake of Moses.
Ezra 9-10 Acts 1 (New King James Version)
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