Memorise: "Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste" (Isa 28:16).
“And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months" (Exodus 2:2).
Welcome to year 2011. Today's reading has some beautiful truths that can help us achieve laudable goals set for the year. This passage and Exodus 6:20 talk about the marriage between Amram and Jochebed-both of the tribe of Levi. The first lesson here is that a home on the right foundation opens a door through which God can reach the world. If you can get it right from the beginning, everything else will fall in place over a period of time. Moses was a product of a good foundation. Do you know that if Amram had taken an ungodly wife, he may never have had Moses? Singles of marriageable age who try to play smart with God when choosing a marriage partner will, among other losses, be denied God's best. Whatever it takes to start your family on the right foundation is worth all the trouble. Wait, search, and prayerfully probe all options available to you and ask God to guide you to His will.
"Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste." (Is 28:16). Amram's decision to marry from the priestly tribe was in consonance with God's set order to reproduce after kind (Gen 1:24-25). A believer is a kind. An unbeliever is another kind. When a believer marries an unbeliever, the law of kinds is breached and the product of such a relationship is confusion. In Genesis 6:1-7, when the sons of God began to marry the daughters of men, they gave birth to giants-abnormal children--and this provoked God's judgement on the world. The product of unequal yoke in marriage, business, ministry or academics might have unpleasant consequences. In other words, while some people give birth and Heaven is agog with joy, others give birth and God's judgement comes down. This year, you must resist every pressure to do anything without God's guidance. Ensure you have God's Word as your daily road map. Jesus is a sure foundation; He can be relied on to not disappoint. Do not partner with unbelievers in that business deal; avoid 'miracle agents' or vendors who use satanic powers in a bid to prosper. Let Jesus and His Word be your foundation in all you do this year! Happy New Year!
Praise and worship God for the next one hour. Thank Him for your entering 2011 successfully
Bible in one year: Prov. 1-3