September 30, 2019: SOAP #3588:  Zechariah 7-9; Luke 13      Scripture:  Zechariah (NIV) 8:22 And many peoples and powerful nations will come to Jerusalem to seek the LORD Almighty and to entreat him.” 23 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “In those days ten men from all languages and nations will take firm hold of […]

September 30, 2019: SOAP #3588:  Zechariah 7-9; Luke 13     

Scripture:  Zechariah (NIV) 8:22 And many peoples andpowerful nations will come to Jerusalem to seek the LORD Almighty and toentreat him.” 23 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “In those daysten men from all languages and nations will take firm hold of one Jew by thehem of his robe and say, 'Let us go with you, because we have heard that God iswith you.'”

Observation:    Peoplespend a lot of money to make themselves attractive or desirable.  It may be perfume, attractive clothing, abeautiful voice, or the ability to excel at a sport.  It may be money, humor, or politicalposition.  But in all the world there isnothing as attractive as the presence of Almighty God. 

Acts 4:13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that theywere unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished, and they took note thatthese men had been with Jesus.

Application:  The Presence of God gives me courage andconfidence.  Others recognize a quietsettled assurance that everything will work out for my good. 

Prayer:  Holy Spirit, your presence settles my spiritinto a strong steady peace.  The peace ofyour presence on the inside is greater than any turmoil on the outside.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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