Morning, September 28
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These things happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us who live at the end of the age.
Today's pressures make it easy to ignore or forget the lessons of the past. But Paul cautions us to remember the lessons the Israelites learned about God so we can avoid repeating their errors.
The key to remembering is to study the Bible regularly so that these lessons remind us of how God wants us to live. We need not repeat their mistakes!
Psalm 33:13  The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.

Perhaps no figure of speech represents God in a more gracious light than when he is spoken of as stooping from his throne, and coming down from heaven to attend to the wants and to behold the woes of mankind. We love him, who, when Sodom and Gomorrah were full of iniquity, would not destroy those cities until he had made a personal visitation of them. We cannot help pouring out our heart in affection for our Lord who inclines his ear from the highest glory, and puts it to the lip of the dying sinner, whose failing heart longs after reconciliation. How can we but love him when we know that he numbers the very hairs of our heads, marks our path, and orders our ways? Specially is this great truth brought near to our heart, when we recollect how attentive he is, not merely to the temporal interests of his creatures, but to their spiritual concerns. Though leagues of distance lie between the finite creature and the infinite Creator, yet there are links uniting both. When a tear is wept by thee, think not that God doth not behold; for, "Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him." Thy sigh is able to move the heart of Jehovah; thy whisper can incline his ear unto thee; thy prayer can stay his hand; thy faith can move his arm. Think not that God sits on high taking no account of thee. Remember that however poor and needy thou art, yet the Lord thinketh upon thee. For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect towards him.

Oh! then repeat the truth that never tires;

No God is like the God my soul desires;

He at whose voice heaven trembles, even he,

Great as he is, knows how to stoop to me.

Numbers 6:27  "So they shall invoke My name on the sons of Israel, and I then will bless them."

Isaiah 26:13  O LORD our God, other masters besides You have ruled us; But through You alone we confess Your name.

Isaiah 63:19  We have become like those over whom You have never ruled, Like those who were not called by Your name.

Deuteronomy 28:10  "So all the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will be afraid of you.

1 Samuel 12:22  "For the LORD will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the LORD has been pleased to make you a people for Himself.

Daniel 9:19  "O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and take action! For Your own sake, O my God, do not delay, because Your city and Your people are called by Your name."

Psalm 79:9,10  Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; And deliver us and forgive our sins for Your name's sake. • Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Let there be known among the nations in our sight, Vengeance for the blood of Your servants which has been shed.

Proverbs 18:10  The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.

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