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Psalm 78
 
A maskil of Asaph.
 
O my people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old—what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us.
 
We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.
 
He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.
 
They would not be like their forefathers—a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him.
 
The men of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned back on the day of battle; they did not keep God’s covenant and refused to live by his law. They forgot what he had done, the wonders he had shown them.
 
He did miracles in the sight of their fathers in the land of Egypt, in the region of Zoan. He divided the sea and led them through; he made the water stand firm like a wall. He guided them with the cloud by day and with light from the fire all night. He split the rocks in the desert and gave them water as abundant as the seas; he brought streams out of a rocky crag and made water flow down like rivers.
 
But they continued to sin against him, rebelling in the desert against the Most High. They willfully put God to the test by demanding the food they craved.
 
They spoke against God, saying, “Can God spread a table in the desert? When he struck the rock, water gushed out, and streams flowed abundantly. But can he also give us food? Can he supply meat for his people?”
 
When the Lord heard them, he was very angry; his fire broke out against Jacob, and his wrath rose against Israel, for they did not believe in God or trust in his deliverance.
 
Yet he gave a command to the skies above and opened the doors of the heavens; he rained down manna for the people to eat, he gave them the grain of heaven. Men ate the bread of angels; he sent them all the food they could eat.
 
He let loose the east wind from the heavens and led forth the south wind by his power. He rained meat down on them like dust, flying birds like sand on the seashore. He made them come down inside their camp, all around their tents.
 
They ate till they had more than enough, for he had given them what they craved. But before they turned from the food they craved, even while it was still in their mouths, God’s anger rose against them; He put to death the sturdiest among them, cutting down the young men of Israel.
 
In spite of all this, they kept on sinning; in spite of his wonders, they did not believe. So he ended their days in futility and their years in terror.
 
Whenever God slew them, they would seek him; they eagerly turned to him again. They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer.
 
But then they would flatter him with their mouths, lying to him with their tongues; their hearts were not loyal to him, they were not faithful to his covenant.
 
Yet he was merciful; he forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them. Time after time he restrained his anger and did not stir up his full wrath. He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return.
 
How often they rebelled against him in the desert  and grieved him in the wasteland! Again and again they put God to the test; they vexed the Holy One of Israel.
 
They did not remember his power—the day he redeemed them from the oppressor, the day he displayed his miraculous signs in Egypt, his wonders in the region of Zoan. He turned their rivers to blood; they could not drink from their streams. He sent swarms of flies that devoured them, and frogs that devastated them. He gave their crops to the grasshopper, their produce to the locust. He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamore-figs with sleet. He gave over their cattle to the hail, their livestock to bolts of lightning. He unleashed against them his hot anger, his wrath, indignation and hostility—a band of destroying angels. He prepared a path for his anger; he did not spare them from death but gave them over to the plague. He struck down all the firstborn of Egypt, the firstfruits of manhood in the tents of Ham.
 
But he brought his people out like a flock; he led them like sheep through the desert. He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed their enemies.
 
Thus he brought them to the border of his holy land, to the hill country his right hand had taken. He drove out nations before them and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance; he settled the tribes of Israel in their homes.
 
But they put God to the test and rebelled against the Most High; they did not keep his statutes. Like their fathers they were disloyal and faithless, as unreliable as a faulty bow. They angered him with their high places; they aroused his jealousy with their idols.
 
When God heard them, he was very angry; he rejected Israel completely. He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent he had set up among men. He sent [the ark of] his might into captivity, his splendor into the hands of the enemy.
 
He gave his people over to the sword; he was very angry with his inheritance. Fire consumed their young men, and their maidens had no wedding songs; their priests were put to the sword, and their widows could not weep.
 
Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, as a man wakes from the stupor of wine. He beat back his enemies; he put them to everlasting shame.
 
Then he rejected the tents of Joseph, he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim; but he chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which he loved. He built his sanctuary like the heights, like the earth that he established forever.
 
He chose David his servant and took him from the sheep pens; from tending the sheep he brought him to be the shepherd of his people Jacob, of Israel his inheritance. And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.

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You are invited...
To Take Another Step With God.
 
To become a Christian and receive salvation is the greatest step you can take with God.  To be real it must be a personal commitment from the heart.  Here are three steps to eternal salvation.

     1. Admit you are a sinner. "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God"  (Roman 3:23).
     2. Receive Jesus Christ as Savior. "But as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become children of God" (John 1:12).
     3. Confess your faith. "If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved". (Romans 10:9-10).

Your prayer of commitment:
     Lord Jesus, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. This day I ask you to come into my life as my Savior and Lord.  I am willing to turn from my sin and follow you. Thank you for hearing my prayer and giving me eternal life today.
      Amen
 
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Do You Have NO TIME?

Symptoms:
  Those who are over worked, too busy, or have too much to do today: including dads and moms,
professionals and blue collar, rich and poor, and all others who fit this description.

 The Prescription:
Read one Devotional daily as long as you have NO TIME

Directions for Use:
Use only when you have NO TIME for your daily devotional.

Warning:
Reading this devotional may be helpful to your spiritual growth.
You may develop a thirst for God's Word and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit.
Common side effects are humility, honesty, obedience, joy, and thankfulness.
Some people experience less stress and more peace, which will definitely contribute to their emotional stability.
In some cases, people have become addicted to reading every day.
Do not read for more than seven days straight, unless you experience the symptoms above,
in which case you should consult with God, the Great Physician, immediately.
He will be very pleased to hear from you.
You may have a strong desire to worship Him with praise and glory.
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