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Morning and Evening: 02/24

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As I pondered on the morning reading I looked for similar places in Scripture where God’s mercy was said to be showered upon us. The Hebrew word, geshem which is translated in Ezekiel 34:26 as shower is translated as rain in this wonderful corollary passage in Psalm 68:8-10.

The earth shook; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel. You, O God, sent a plentiful rain, Whereby You confirmed Your inheritance, When it was weary. Your congregation dwelt in it; You, O God, provided from Your goodness for the poor.

This passage displays to us God’s abundant providence, mercy and grace. Three things blessed me from this corollary passage.

  1. God’s rain was plentiful, because He provides bountifully.
  2. The reference to God’s inheritance is a reference in context to Israel, in the wilderness. But we are grafted in to this inheritance as well (Romans 11:13-19). We are God’s inheritance (Ephesians 1:18; Deuteronomy 32:8-9).
  3. It says God’s congregation dwelt in it. O’ that we would dwell daily and fully in God’s grace and mercy. He offers His grace to His people freely.

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.—Hebrews 4:16 NKJV

As the writer of Hebrews exhorts us, let us all come to God’s glorious throne of grace to find the power to live for His glory this day!

—Pastor Jim      

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