Word 4U Today

MY BRO GOD…? (3)

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 ‘… So He is first in everything’ Colossians 1:18 NLT

This week, we’ve seen how the Ark of the Covenant symbolized God’s presence, His strength, and His Holy friendship.

Overall, this really talks about a key lesson in God’s word: always put God first.

Deuteronomy 10:12–13 puts it like this: ‘What does the Lord God require of you? He requires only that you fear the Lord your God, and live in a way that pleases Him, and love Him and serve Him with all your heart and soul. And you must always obey the Lord’s commands’ (NLT).

In short, if you’ve got a war on your hands – put God in front of you.

If you’ve got a choice to make – put God in front of you. Facing confusion? Put God in front of you!

As G.K. Chesterton noted, it was through looking after the Ark that the people of God found out how to look after themselves. It was through the purity rules for His Temple that they learnt cleanliness.

It was through keeping God’s Sabbath that they themselves learned how to rest.

The Ark of the Covenant reminds us that a full life is the afterglow of putting God first:

‘Do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take’ (Proverbs 3:6 NLT).

Or in Jesus’ words, ‘seek first his [God’s] kingdom and his righteousness, and all these [other] things [that you worry about] will be given to you as well.’ (Matthew 6:33 NIV)

What now?

The Ark of the Covenant is a topic that could broaden your understanding of God. Check out Exodus 25, Numbers 10, Joshua 3 and/or Revelation 11 for a deeper reading.

SOULFOOD1 Chronicles 4:24 – 5:26 Luke 11:45-54 Psalms 119:1-8 Proverbs 20:15-18

Jolleese Plaire Dzadzovsky

August 7th, 2013

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