July 10, 2020: SOAP #3872:   Micah 5-7; Hebrews 7 Scripture:  Micah (NIV) 7:7 But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me. Observation:   As the prophet comes to the end of his prophecy about the judgment of God coming to Israel, he […]

July 10, 2020: SOAP #3872:   Micah 5-7; Hebrews 7

Scripture:  Micah (NIV) 7:7 But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.

Observation:   As the prophet comes to the end of his prophecy about the judgment of God coming to Israel, he makes a personal statement.  'But as for me'  Trouble is ahead; judgment is coming; 'but as for me'   He had thought about it.  He had faith that God was worth waiting for.  God would hear him. The prophet had a plan of how he would face the future. 

God had clearly led me to leave Bible College and join the US Navy.  After boot camp and hospital corps school, the Navy sent me to Camp Pendleton for training to serve with the US Marine Corps.  Then about a year later, I arrived in Viet Nam.   With my understanding of what lie ahead for me, I had a 'But as for me' talk with God.  What should I do when confronted by the enemy?  I could not wait until the heat of the battle to decide if I would use the 45-pistol assigned to me.  Having determined my course of action, I had peace about whatever was ahead.  I had a plan of faith.

Application:   Troubled times are ahead for our nation and for the world.  Troubled times are ahead for believers.  I need to be prepared to face what is ahead.  To be prepared, I must be walking in step with my Lord.  Since nothing takes Him by surprise, He will make sure I have been prepared.  More than that, He has promised to be with me. We"He and I"are in this life together!  I have a faith plan.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, I do not know what is ahead, 'but as for me' I am counting on your presence.  I am counting on you to keep Your Word.  'But as for me,' I will fear no evil, for you are with me!  Amen

Pastor Leon
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