Daily Encouragement

February 14 – The Ark of the Covenant

February 14
Exodus 37:1-38:31
Matthew 28:1-20
Psalm 34:11-22
Proverbs 9:9-10

Chris Favero

Exodus 37:1 – Many people say the Bible is just a book written by humans, nothing special. But God let a human, Bezaleel (Exodus 31:2) filled with the spirit of God (Exodus 31:3) doing the command of God (Exodus 31:6) and he made an object (the Ark) out of earthly materials (Exodus 37:1) assisted by Aholiab, a skilled worker (Exodus 38:23), and an Israelite who misused that object was killed by God (2 Samuel 6:7).

Another human, Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1:1), received the Word of the LORD (Jeremiah 1:2), doing the command of God (Jeremiah 2:2), and he made an object (the roll) out of earthly materials (Jeremiah 36:2) assisted by Baruch, a skilled writer (Jeremiah 36:4), and an Israelite who contradicted Jeremiah was killed by God (Jeremiah 28:17).

While God will not tell you to make a supernatural Ark, or to write another book of the Bible, God may use your skill, and earthly materials, if you will do His commands, to make a difference today.

When D.L. Moody was just starting in the ministry he heard a preacher say, “The world has yet to see what God can do with a man fully surrendered to Him.” Moody that night said, “By God’s grace I’ll be that man!” It is said that Moody shook two continents for God and over a million souls came to Christ under his preaching and ministry. Moody had little formal education, and he was not a polished speaker. But God greatly used his life. – Paul Chappell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3sdByw9uUc

Matthew 28:2Low in the grave He lay, Jesus, my Savior. Waiting the Coming Day, Jesus, my Lord. Up from the grave He arose! With a mighty triumph o’er His foes! He arose the victor from the dark domain and He lives forever with His saints to reign! He Arose! He Arose! Hallelujah, Christ Arose!

Matthew 28:19-20 – It is not the Great Suggestion, it has been called the Great Omission, but may we make His last Command our first Concern!

Psalm 34:22 – “None of them that trust in Him shall be desolate!”

Proverbs 9:10 – Our good friend Patch the Pirate has a great song featuring this verse verbatim.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlFZk-1a5AI

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