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Devotional - Wednesday, September 21, 2016 265/101

Today's Scripture: "ram skins dyed red, badger skins, and acacia wood" Ex 25:5

5545. Careful Instructions deserve prompt attention. JG


See it.

Picture that

Live it.

When explaining the reason these devotionals are written, I doubt anyone really sees their importance in my life. Designed to show God that I am paying attention, just receiving personal instruction from the Holy Spirit is enough to keep doing it. Regardless of the viewership, my spirit is uplifted as I daily discern things in Scripture I've never noticed. For example, take note of ram skins dyed red and think of the provisional sacrifice of the ram caught in Abraham's thicket that previewed the sacrifice of the Lamb of God at Calvary. See the badger skins as the covering for the people's feet as they would walk the desert in disobedience for forty years. Finally, the acacia wood not only comprised the life saving wood of seven people on Noah's ark but the timbers of Calvary's cross built by man offered salvation for all who will come.

I doubt anyone, including Moses, viewed what God expected from the people as proper intructions for giving, full of prophecy and symbolism. I also doubt anyone but me views this devotional as an altar where I offer a daily offering to God. So, what's in your offering?

Pray it.

It's my privilege to worship You, God; my honor to serve You.


Keywords: Sacrifice; Responsibility; Salvation

This Day in History

It's time to take the church to those who probably won't ever come on their own. (2000)
Have you gotten past your past? (2001)
Are you preaching just enough Gospel to get a positive response. (2002)
There's no better way to test metal than putting it in the furnace and stoking the fire. (2003)
The indwelling Holy Spirit is the only real proof of salvation. (2004)
Family should imply fellowship if not prove it. (2005)
Reading God's Word is no substitute for doing it./a> (2006)
Exposure to the sun can burn you, but under-exposure to the Son is worse. (2007)
What happens to us,affects others. (2008)
What appears to be generosity too many times is opportunistic. (2009)
Tell a lie long enough and you'll begin to believe it. (2010)
There will be more time wasted today than used wisely. (2011)
Everyone wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die. (2012)
The best reprisal is being nice to the offender. (2013)
A right answer might pass a test, but ignoring the correct one makes you stupid. (2014)
Slavery: making and keeping someone dependent. (2015)

1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight on Scripture.
2. Resources are derived from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin'... (2000-2003), Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in 365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2012)
3. Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright (c)1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.

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