I Am Your Shield

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“…Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.”

Genesis 15: 1

Abram was not perfect and yet he was a follower of God. He loved God and had great faith.

These verses are just before God promises him that his descendants will be as numerous as the stars!

Later his name is changed to Abraham, and he walks even more closely with the God of the universe. And further on, in the New Testament, we see that Abraham was so blessed, because of his faith.

In many ways Abraham is an example to us all, a father to us, because of his great love for Adonai (the Lord).

Help us to love you Lord God, to have a great faith in You, for the big things, and for the little things! Amen.

   

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In the Beginning

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“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” 

Genesis 1: 1

Yes, it was God from the very beginning. Even before there was a world, God was here on the scene.

And yes He made us all. The reason that’s important is, that if we don’t believe that He made us, then we can choose not to follow or accept Him.

Much of the world has this mindset now. They have chosen to say “no” to God being in charge.

But you know what? That’s where we come in. Have you been the light today?

Heavenly Father, please help us to be examples of who You are, and that You are the One in charge. Amen.

     

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The Day of Rest

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Genesis 2: 1-3

“Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.

By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.

And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating he had done.”

(We were always given at least one day a week to rest, simply as a gift)

       

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The Sixth Day – Creation Ending

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Genesis 1:30-31

“And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning – the sixth day.

     

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The Sixth Day – Part II

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Genesis 1:26-27

The God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

      

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The Fifth Day

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Genesis 1:20, 22-23

And God said, “Let the water team with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of sky.” And God saw that it was good.

God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.”

And there was evening, and there was morning – the fifth day.

      

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The Fourth Day

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Genesis 1: 16-19

God made two great lights – the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.

God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness.

And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning – the fourth day.

       

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The Third Day – Part I

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Genesis 1:9-11

And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. God called the dry ground “land”, and the gathered waters he called “seas”.

And God saw that it was good.

Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.”

And it was so.

       

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The Second Day

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Genesis 1:6-8

And God said, “Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it.

And it was so. God called the expanse “sky”. And there was evening, and there was morning – the second day.

       

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