BSF Genesis: Week 20, Day 2

Today’s Scriptures

Questions

3.
He was obedient to his parents and to God.  He spent time alone with God and trusted in Him.  He was submissive to God’s will even when that will wasn’t immediately clear.

4.
a.
humbly obedient, meek

b.

  • Moses was very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth
  • He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way
  • the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity
  • He crowns the humble with victory
  • Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth
  • Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, find rest
  • Beauty of inner self, unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit

c.
My own pride takes away from giving all the glory to God.  I also struggle with fears and worries because I am too proud and stiff necked to release it to God even though I know that is the right thing to do.

My Daily Journal:

The illustration today’s discussion about being meek and humble brought to my mind was that of a knighting ceremony.  Knights were normally highly trained, educated and equipped individuals, prepared to go into battle for their king.  But, becoming a knight was not something someone received by proxy.  It wasn’t a letter or phone call, it was a very personal and up close experience with the king.

In the knighting ceremony, the trained fighter kneels before their king.  The king then takes his sword, not a dull staff, but the sharp sword of the king, and places it on the shoulders of the knight, moving from one shoulder to another.

The knight cannot receive this honor in a stiff-necked posture (they would lose their head, literally).  They must approach the throne in a manner that displays humble obedience and meekness.  They then arose and took on the new garments of their order.

Isn’t this what we are called to as well, just as Isaac was humble and meek?  To receive the blessing of the Word of God, sharper than any two edged sword, we must appear before our King with a humble and meek heart.  To be clothed in the Holy Spirit, we must kneel in prayer and seek forgiveness and cleansing.

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