April 25th, 2020

Good morning dear people. In Psalm 91 the psalmist speaks of God’s protective care. “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.” It says we will not fear these. God does not want us to live in fear. Jewish tradition believes this psalm refers to God’s protection from demonic spirits. So it is interesting when Satan partially quotes this psalm when he temps Jesus, vss. 11&12. People misuse scripture all the time for their own methods. They should heed Christ’s response, “You shall not tempt the Lord your God.” We come to the end of Ezekiel’s vision of the glory departing from the temple in Ezekiel 11. God again points out that He is judging Israel for her idolatry. But in verses 16&17 God promises protection in exile and eventual restoration in the future millennial kingdom. Then Ezekiel is returned to Babylon. In Matthew we have six parables presented. I will focus on the wheat and the tares. Many who do not know Christ call themselves Christians. God will have the Angels discern the wheat from the Tares and throw the tares into eternal fire. I pray all of you are among the wheat. “He who has ears let him hear.” God bless all of you this gift of a day.