Where there is good news, let there be praise for Jesus, who secured our access to call on our Father who answers, delivers, saves and provides.
When there is bad news, let there be praise for Jesus, who secured our access to call on our Father who answers, delivers, saves and provides.
Sometimes the Lord gives and sometimes the Lord takes away.
At all times—blessed be the name of the Lord.
This isn’t a post against Bible Apps. I love my iPhone. I have one of the giant 6s models and it is rarely more than five feet from me…ever. Don’t judge. I have two Bible Apps that I use almost every day. So this isn’t a post against technology. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. In fact, it is good to have a mobile version of the Bible—to read when you have a few moments and to quickly open to God’s promises for encouraging a friend. I’m advocating for a print version at home and an app (or two) on your mobile device. Here are a few reasons why:
[Furnishings Part Two]
Meal experiences are some of life’s best. Think of holiday gatherings, wedding rehearsal dinners, sitting-down to find mom made your favorite dish. And there are times when good food and good conversation with good friends turns into lingering hours—enjoying each other long after the food is gone.
Dinner tables can also be a place of tension and feelings hurt by mumbled comments, slicing accusations, or cold-shoulder detachment. Few things cut like unkind words from a family member.
There is a giddy ritual performed by most Western couples before they marry. They register for gifts. They make selections at various stores and websites so well-wishers can know of their needs and preferences. After all, a new husband and a new wife in a new home will need a few things. They will need furnishings; items including a comfortable bed, places to sit in the living room, a table for meals, and dinnerware to fill kitchen cabinets.
The Bible refers to similar furnishings—usually not as life-changing truth topics, but as part of the scenery of Scripture. At times they are a feature and at other times they are in the background. The Bible mentions beds, couches, tables, chairs, cups, bowls, and other items. The Furnishings Devotional Series will lead Believers in Jesus to see and savor Him through the Scriptures, using the many references to furnishings as places to start.
Part One: A Bed in the Wilderness
“My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.” (Psalm 63:5-7 ESV)