So today’s topic of #SheReadsTruth really hit home for me today. The part in Psalm 122 where it says to pray for the peace of Jerusalem really convicted me. As a Christian, I really have not done my part in doing that. I receive emails daily about Israel and what is going on over there both politically and community wise, but as far as really being active in helping and praying, I haven’t done my part. So, after reading today’s scriptures, I chose from this day forward to start being consistently active in helping, donating, and praying for Israel and God’s Chosen People. For their peace and prosperity!
Today’s Scriptures: Psalm 122, Hebrews 10:19-25. (Songs of Ascent)
– The JOY of Going to the House of the Lord –
6: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; “May they prosper who love you.
7: Peace be within your walls, prosperity within your palaces.”
6: We must pray for Israel!
God’s Chosen People.
As we pray for their peace and prosperity, we must also remember our community as well. The people in it, and the leaders that govern our community. Not only just our community, but also our nations people and the ones that lead our government and nation.
7: We must pray for PEACE and PROSPERITY everywhere!
22: Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
23: Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who PROMISED is FAITHFUL! (Emphasis added at the end)
24: And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,
25: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day Approaching.
22: (Verses to dig deeper: Hebrews 7:19; 10:1, Ephesians 3:12, Matthew 5:8)
23: (Verses to dig deeper: 1 Corinthians 1:9; 10:13, Acts 7:5)
25: (Verses to dig deeper: Acts 2:42, Romans 13:11, Philippians 4:5)
22: Worship from a TRUE HEART, that is, with complete sincerity of purpose, must be based on an assurance of the justifying power of the blood of Christ (Romans 5:1) and the sanctifying cleansing of the Word of God (Ephesians 5:36).
23: The confession of our HOPE of the future consummation of our salvation will never waver as long as it is grounded on the faithfulness of the One who PROMISED. (See 3:6)
24-25: Love for one another in Christ must manifest itself in works of love and gathering together in His name, especially in the light of His imminent coming. GATHER OFTEN WITH GOD’S PEOPLE!
My notes from Hebrews 10:19-25 were taken from the New Spirit Filled Life Bible: NKJV and are not my personal thoughts.
When our Father see us, He sees The Son. When we see ourselves we should see The Son. When we look at other believers around us in our rhythms of life, we should see The Son.
Who are we? We are the redeemed of the Lord. The daughters of the Father Who sent His Son to pay the ultimate price to be our High Priest.
We don’t descend upon the world asking for answers or seeking peace. He has given it. Namely, He’s given us Himself and the promise that He’ll return. We move forward in that assurance.
And with that, we take our next step. Toward community. Toward one another. We genuinely consider and ponder and pray about how to stir one another, build up one another, love one another. We don’t just assume that relationships will honor the Lord — We set our sight on walking together, with our identity and hope solidified. In grace, in truth, in love, in expectation, we walk forward day after day, growing together and growing closer to Him.