So Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshiped. Then he said, “If now I have found grace in Your sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray, go among us, even though we are a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your inheritance.”
-Sight in Hebrew is written as mareh & it means view, outlook, eyesight, appearance, visibility, conception, review, spectacle, vision, observe, look, aim, direct, guide
-Moses had untainted humility; more than all men who were on the face of the earth (Num 12:3) & he found grace in the eyes of the Lord. He journeyed to the top of mount Sinai to collect the second set of the ten commandments when he experienced the glory of the Lord. The Lord descended in a cloud in the sight of Moses & he bowed down in humble submission to Him in reverence for His merciful love, goodness, truth & gracious nature for granting him undeserved favor. Moses requested the Lord to forgive the Israelites for they were a stiff-necked people, always going against Gods will. Later, God drove out the Amorite, Canaanite, Hittite, Perizzite, Hivite & Jebusite for the Israelites to acquire their inheritance. Moses did not physically enter Canaan, but we see Gods grace abiding in his life; as he later transfigured with Elijah & Christ.
God the Father, God the son & God the Holy Spirit, we praise You & honour You Father. Thank You for Your tender mercies, loving kindness & grace upon our lives. We have began a new week in good health; we worship You. Pardon our iniquity & lead us to Your inheritance. Create in us a clean heart & renew Your steadfast Spirit within us. Amen
2 Samuel 10:12
Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God. And may the Lord do what is good in His sight.”
The Ammonites perceived king David as a threat to them & called in Syrians to help them fight the Israelites. Joab, David’s commander of the army encouraged his brother Abishai & the army to be strong & of good courage given the great multitudes of auxiliary mercenaries they were fighting. In other words; Joab told his army to have faith in God for the battle belongs to Him. So, Joab pursued the Syrians while Abishai attacked the Ammonites & both enemies fled from the Israelites granting them victory.
-Following Joab’s example of faith in God, the disciples asked Jesus to increase their faith (Luke 17:5). In the same wavelength, we should ask God to increase our faith at the wake of challenges & tribulations for He is always faithful to help us. Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Heb 11:6).
Increase our faith, Father that we may diligently seek You. Take control of our lives & help us in all our challenges & tribulations that we may be victorious in all we do. May Your peace that surpasses all understanding dwell in our hearts, families & nation always. Amen
2 Peter 1:9
For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
-Apostle Peter advices on partaking of the divine nature of Christ & escaping corruption of the world through lust. He also alludes that, adding diligence to faith, faith to knowledge, knowledge to self-control, self-control to perseverance, perseverance to godliness, godliness to brotherly kindness & brotherly kindness to love. The result is fruitfulness in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
-Short-sightedness in actual terms is lack of focus & vision causing blindness in ones direction of purpose. The Holy Spirit helps us to overcome lusts of the world & enables us to do as the word of God instructs. In His fruit, we are build on a stable foundation & when the storm comes we remain unshaken.
Fill our hearts with Your love, Oh Holy Spirit. Abide in our hearts to help us at the wake of challenges & temptations. May Your fruit lead us in the knowledge of Christ to remain focused in all good works. Amen
1 Timothy 2:1-3
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.
-Supplications is the act of placing a special request to God. Prayer is offering our petitions to God. Intercession is an intimate form of prayer which my lead to speaking in tongues. Christ our ultimate intercessor & only Mediator between God & us; who gave His life as a ransom for the salvation of all men (Heb 7:25/ 1 Tim 2:5). Thanksgiving is showing gratitude to God.
-It is Gods will that we pray, intercede & give thanks to Him for one another & the leaders in all nations; that there may be peace in the world. Jesus came to preached peace to those who were afar off & to those who were near, that we may be united in His body (Eph 2:17). It is Gods desire that everyone lives a quite & peaceful life in Him, giving thanks always.
We thank You Father, for Your holiness & love for all creation. We ask You Lord, to guide us in electing leaders who have You & the people at heart. We pray for all political leaders to accept whatever results & avoid inciting citizens to violence. Help us in all our needs & to realize that we are all equal in Your sight so that we may uphold love for one another & embrace peace among ourselves. All blessings, glory, honour & power belong to You Father, forever & ever. Amen
So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.
-Bartimaeus a blind man in Jericho had great faith in Jesus. When he heard that Jesus was calling him; he threw away his garment which was associated with the blind, for he knew the Teacher would definitely heal him. This is to confirm that we walk by faith, not by sight (2 Cor 5:7).
-Faith is defined as the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Heb 11:1). The righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as “The just shall live by faith.” (Rom 1:17). When God answers our prayers, He increases our faith. When He tells us to wait, He increases our patience. When He doesn’t answer, He is doing something better.
-Moses obtained grace in the eyes of the Lord but did not journey with the Israelites into Canaan. One might think he didn’t enter the promised land, but we later find him in the New Testament during the transfiguration.
-Joab, king David’s army commander had great faith in God. He encouraged his army to believe in God for the battle belonged to Him & consequently emerged victorious. Just as the disciples asked Jesus to increase their faith, we should emulate their request as without faith it is impossible to please God.
-In partaking the divine nature of God & overcoming the lusts of the world, the Holy Spirit our Helper instills in us diligence, faith, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness & love.
-It is pleasing in Gods sight that we pray, intercede & give thanks for one another & leaders all over the world. Jesus is our ultimate intercessor & only Mediator between us & God the Father; who unites us all in one body in Him, so that peace may reign in the world.
We humbly implore You Father, to have mercy on us & increase our faith. Hear our supplications, prayers & intercessions from the deepest parts of our hearts. Forgive us our trespasses & deliver us from all evil. Instill in us Your fruit, Father to caution us from all worldly lusts. We praise You & give you thanks; now & forever. Amen