Today’s Reading: Genesis 4
Please read Genesis 4 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog. You may click this link directly for the method:Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf. (You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.)
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The the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you , but you must master it." Genesis 4: 6-7
What I heard from Jesus today was shocking, "How can you master a crouching tiger? Do you think you have the power to master it? Its name is Satan, the Deceiver, the King of Anger, the Separator, the Liar, the Destroyer.
If I were Cain that day, then I would ask for God's help rather than ignoring God's warning. Cain thought that he could handle it, so he let anger to "rule over" himself, attacking and killing his own brother! All these happened because he thought that he was not accepted! The cause was so simple and should have been such a big deal but the consequence was so severe with a total destruction!
Do you think you can master a crouching tiger? Do you know sin is crouching at your door too?
Dear Lord Jesus,
Open my eye to see this crouching tiger and help me to understanding that I can not master it; only you can. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
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Thanks, +Silas, for the link to 'Only the Blood of Jesus' video. Robert Lowry, a professor of literature, an ordained minister and a poet, wrote this song in 1864, as well as over 500 songs, including 'Shall We gather at the River?', a song often used in Cowboy Western films. He also wrote the music to 'All the Way My Saviour Leads Me' and 'I need Thee Every Hour'.ReplyDelete
Robert Lowry also wrote 'Up from the Grave He Rose', a song that my Grandpa Vic Hird sang to me at Easter as he was recovering from his many years of atheism:
Low in the grave He lay, Jesus my Savior,
Waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!
Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!
Vainly they watch His bed, Jesus my Savior;
Vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord!
Death cannot keep its Prey, Jesus my Savior;
He tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JMiUT6btb4 Feel free to check out an interesting version of 'Up from the Grave He Arose' sung by a Choir in both English and Chinese.
Thanks Ed for the wonderful information of Robert Lowry!ReplyDelete