My Bible Lesson today speaks of Satan and in Romans 16:20, it reads “The God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.” In Greek, to “bruise” means to crush, shatter or break. In other words, man is made to have dominion as written in the first chapter of Genesis. When we stay “unimpressed” with error, we maintain this dominion and error flees from us. “Lead us not into temptation” is in the prayer that Jesus gave to us. Today, I will respond with Love rather than react to error!
Recently read where the word “nostalgia” has Greek roots meaning “returning home” and “pain”. That got my attention and I certainly don’t want that type of thinking to enter into 2017. 2 Corinthians 6:2 reads, “For He saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” That tells me that I need not entertain thoughts from the past. Homesickness is a temptation to believe we can be separated from our God, Good!
Today, I will practice staying in the present!
The word “yoke” is used throughout the Bible and the Greek definition of the word is bondage, servitude and obligation. Whenever I feel burdened, I am immediately drawn to Matthew 11:28-30, which states, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Every challenge we could possibly have is addressed in the Bible with Truths to give us direction and peace. Human will and pride just need to be left at the altar and listening with an open heart will always bring peace and guidance.