Deuteronomy 28:12-13 The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.
INSIGHT: -In Hebrew, head is written as rosh & it means begin, leader, commander, brain, driver, peak, topmost.
-The commandments/laws were necessary to train the Israelites & consequently us; sons of God, to do His will on earth as it is in heaven. This being part of us we live in grace as the Lord blesses us & make us heads as we begin year 2017.
PRAYER: Help us Father to live as You expect us. Cleanse us from all unrighteousness & deliver us from all evil. May we access Your good treasures, receive rain in its season, bless the work of our hands, make us heads & not tails & may lend to many nations & borrow from none. Amen
Genesis 28:17-19 And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!” Then Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put at his head, set it up as a pillar, and poured oil on top of it. And he called the name of that place Bethel; but the name of that city had been Luz previously.
INSIGHT: -Jacob had a dream where angels ascending & descending upon a ladder & the Lord spoke to him. Also significant was the stone where he placed his head to sleep, which he set as a pillar, consecrated it & changed the name of place to Bethel (house of God)
-God is omnipresent & after the death & resurrection of Christ, He dwells in our hearts as our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 3:16).
PRAYER: May we always sort for You in our hearts, Father our rock; for You will never leave us nor forsake us & You are with us now until the end of time. Amen
1 Corinthians 11:3 But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.
INSIGHT: -The leader of the woman is the man, the Authority of man is Christ & the Father of Christ is God. That is; the woman should respect the man, the man seek Christ in all things & Christ is the son of God.
PRAYER: At the dawn of a new day; Father we surrender our lives to You. May You increase as we decrease, all for Your glory. Amen
Ephesians 4:15-16 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
INSIGHT -1 Cor 12:27, Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.
-Being honest in love merits us to grow in Christ, the Way truth & life; for He is the head & we form the body for growth of the church in Him according to each ones purpose.
PRAYER: You are our source of life, Father. May we be united by Your love. Increase our love for one another & for You, so that we may always be at peace, all for Your glory. Amen
Mark 14:3 And being in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil of spikenard. Then she broke the flask and poured it on His head.
INSIGHT -Oil of spikenard was traditionally used for anointing people of high honor. It was pure, genuine, unadulterated, very expensive & highly valued.
-In John 12:3, We learn that the woman was Mary; sister to Lazarus & Martha. Jesus said that she had kept the oil to anoint His body for burial. This showed high respect, humility, love & honor.
SUMMARY: -God will make you the head & not the tail/ The head/thoughts should be dedicated to the Lord/ the head of man is Christ, the head of woman is man, the head of Christ is God/ Christ is the head & we form the body (the church)/ Mary, Lazarus’ sister anointed Jesus with oil of spikenard in preparation for His burial.
PRAYER: We come to You in humiliy & respect, Father; thanking You for all the graces You have bestored unto us. You are our source of life, wisdom, knowledge & understanding. May all our thoughts be inclined to You in love as You lead our paths. Amen
Our Father who at in heaven, hallowed be thy name..
Please meditate on this theme, Head