Ezra 3:2 They Built the Altar to Offer Burnt Offerings on it, As It Is Written.
Believer’s Instructions Before Leaving Earth
Basic Instruction Book for Living on Earth
Basic Instruction Book for Living Everyday
When it comes to putting things together, electronics, furniture, etc., we have different approaches. Some of us are more mechanically inclined, so we tend to toss aside the instructions and just start in. Others, on the other hand, are pouring over the “READ THIS BEFORE STARTING.”
Read this before starting reminds me of when I was in the military, stationed then at Fort Benjamin Harrison, In. In Staff Judge Advocate School, I passed out a test for the students, with written instructions. Some right away begin to read the instructions, while others went straight for the test. When time was called, some were already finished and some were trying to finish. The basic instruction, at the end of the instructions “JUST SIGN YOUR NAME.
Sometimes you and I can get by without the instructions, but we must always read and follow. However, when it comes to putting together a life that reflects the goodness and wisdom of God, you and I can’t afford to “IGNORE” the directions He’s given us in the Bible.
Such instructions begin with you and I as parents:
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
The Israelites who had returned to their land after the Babylonian captivity are a good example of this. As they began to reestablish worship in their homeland, they prepared to do so “in accordance with what is written in the Law of Moses. “Ezra 3:2.”
By building a proper altar and in celebrating the Feast of the Tabernacles as prescribed by God in Leviticus 23:33-43, they did exactly what God’s directions told them to do.
DO YOU AND I FOLLOW ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS?
DO WE PICK AND CHOOSE?
Brothers and Sisters, Christ gave his followers some directions too. Directions for You and I to follow at all cost.
Matthew 22:37,39 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
(39) And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
When you and I believe in Him and come to Him, He shows us the way to live. Brothers and Sisters, the One who made us knows far better than we do how life is supposed to work.
Heavenly Father, as we start each day that You have already shown us by Your example how to live. Help us to read Your Word and follow the directions You so graciously provided us. Amen
IF YOU AND I WANT GOD TO LEAD US, YOU AND I MUST BE WILLING TO FOLLOW HIM.
Accept Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. You may not have tomorrow. Have a Blessed Day.
Written By Edward Jeffries