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Today's Step in the Word

There is no getting away from the fact that God was from the beginning and is from everlasting to everlasting. God is the Word, the Word is God and there is no separating of the two. When we read the Holy Scriptures we come in close and personal contact with God. We know who He is and what He desires of us. So read God’s Word today.

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My Words shall not pass away" (Matthew 24:35). "Thy Words were found, and I did eat them; and Thy Word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart . . ."(Jeremiah 15:16)

Be Blessed with a Daily Bible Verse and Spiritual Practices through this Lenten Season. Pls. click on the links below

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

Monday

“We give Thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because Thou hast taken to Thee Thy great power, and hast reigned” (Revelation 11:17).

We are always to give thanks to our great God who reigns in glory and power. (See also Romans 11:36; Revelation 19:1).

Tuesday

“Unto Thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto Thee do we give thanks: for that Thy name is near Thy wondrous works declare” (Psalm 75:1).

God’s Name is worthy of our praise and we are to thank Him for His wondrous works of creation and salvation (See also Psalm 19:1).

Wednesday

“Therefore I will give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto Thy Name” (2 Samuel 22:50).

We celebrate God by singing praises to His Holy Name. (See also Psalm 9:1, 2, 34:1, 103, 105).

Thursday

“O give thanks unto the Lord for His mercy endures forever” (Psalm 118:29).

If we had a thousand tongues it would not be enough to thank God for all His tender mercies toward us. We sing it over and over again and bless Him from our grateful hearts, especially when we mess up and He forgives and guides us (See also Psalm 106:1, 107:1, 118:1).

Friday

“Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon His Name, make known His deeds among the people” (1 Chronicles 16:8).

We are to declare God’s deeds to those around us. We cannot be silent and hide His goodness from others. We boast and declare that God is good, He is our expectation and our trust is in Him. (See also Psalm 16: 30:12, 34:1, 62:5).

Saturday

“By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His Name” (Hebrews 13:16).

We are created to love and serve God and to give Him thanks always. This is our reasonable service. (See also Revelation 4:11, 5:12, 19:1).

Sunday

“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Thy Name, O Most High” (Psalm 92:1).

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Our hearts are thankful and grateful to a loving, Holy God. (See also Psalm 97:12, Psalm 100, Psalm 150).

BIBLE ALERT - This feature takes a look at a Book of the Bible and highlights its spiritual application, meaning and other related facts.

This week’s alert features The First Book of Kings

The Book of First Kings recounts the failing health and death of King David and the anointing of his son Solomon to be the successor to the throne. It outlines Solomon’s reign and that of other kings some of which follow God and others who are wicked and do evil in the sight of God. Just before David dies, his son Adonijah the son of Haggith usurps the role of his father and with the help of his cronies exalts himself to be king. Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother with the support of Nathan the prophet brings this to David’s attention and he overrules Adonijah and appoints Solomon king of Israel and charges him to keep God’s order and walk in His commandments. Solomon starts off in this regard and has a good reign. When God visits him in a dream and asks what shall He give him? In a speech that pleases God, Solomon chooses wisdom above riches and God blesses him abundantly with wisdom, kingdoms and wealth untold. Solomon is very versed. He speaks three thousand proverbs and has one thousand and five songs. He rules justly and we read of his wise intervention in the case of the two harlots and their babies. As per God’s instruction, he builds and furnishes the temple in Jerusalem and dedicates it with a great prayer and sacrifices as recorded in Chapter 8. Solomon’s fame is proclaimed throughout the neighboring nations and the Queen of Sheba visits him to learn of his techniques and prove him with hard questions. Despite being a man of unrivaled wisdom, Solomon does evil in God’s sight and falls from God’s graces because of his disobedience, idolatry and his love for many strange women who lead him to worship their idols and false gods. This stirs up God’s anger and God promises to tear the kingdom from him and give it to another (11:11, 35-37).

“Give therefore Thy servant an understanding heart to judge Thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this Thy so great a people?” (1 Kings 3:9).

After Solomon dies God causes the nation that was once thriving and peaceful to be split into two kingdoms – the northern kingdom Israel with ten tribes under the pagan reign of Jeroboam an official turned king and the southern Kingdom Judah with two tribes under the reign of Solomon’s son Rehoboam. There arise many wicked kings and poor rulers of these two kingdoms who do not follow God. Particularly noteworthy are Ahab who is a very wicked king and Asa and his son Jehosophat, kings who walk in the ways of God and enjoy His favor. First Kings introduces the prophet Elijah the Tishbite, a messenger of God, his healing of the widow’s son, his confrontation of wicked king Ahab and his wife Jezebel who threaten to kill him and his triumphant test of Baal the false god and dramatic defeat of 450 prophets on Mount Carmel (18:19-39). When we read this influential Book of the Bible with its 22 Chapters, we find that many kings walk in their father’s footsteps and are influenced either by their godly and spiritual examples or by their wicked ways. Solomon, like his father David, has a great start, but despite their unique blessings, they stumble along the way. But God uses them mightily and imparts to us these great and timeless examples of what true servanthood entails. We are not to halt between two opinions. If the Lord be God, we are to obediently follow Him, and know that the Lord is God, and that there is none else.

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"I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; that in everything you are enriched by Him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge" (1 Corinthians 1:4, 5).