June 20, 2022 Verse Of The Day

Numbers 10:9 Sound The Trumpet

When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the Lord your God and rescued from your enemies. Numbers 10:9

Throughout early history trumpets were often sounded to show victory or great honor. As battles were being fought, trumpets would sound off to encourage the soldiers to go forward and win.

Outside of times of battle, when a king or some high official entered an area, trumpets would be sounded to alert everyone of who was coming and give honor.

God told the Israelites to sound the trumpets when they went into battle against an enemy. As they did that God would hear, remember them and rescue them.

Hearing trumpet blasts is a rare thing in society today. Trumpets are typically heard only during concerts and very few can play them.

Nearly everyday believers have to go into battle against the enemy. Some days it is a physical enemy, but most often it is a spiritual enemy. Even though most do not have a trumpet, nor can play one, a trumpet sound needs to be blasted as they go into battle.

The trumpet sound that a believer can sound off is with their voice. Shouts of praise and victory can arise from the heart and voice of the believer as he goes into battle, knowing that God can give him the victory. It alerts other believers around him of the battle, and it alerts the enemy of God’s presence. It gives encouragement and strength knowing God will bring about a great victory.

God is always ready and willing to rescue one in a battle against his soul. Trumpet sounds of praise give God the honor and strength to move forward with the rescue.

You will have times in which you must go into battle against the enemy. Temptations and persecution will arise in your life to attempt to break you down and destroy you.

Do not give in to fear of the enemy or the temptation, but shout trumpets of praise to God. Let the enemy know who is on your side and allow God to gain the victory over the enemy in your life. He is ready, willing and able to rescue you from the enemy of your soul.

Will you sound the trumpet of victory today?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the victory you have in Jesus; that you will shout praises of victory to God; that you will see God rescue you from the hands of the enemy; and that God would defeat the enemies in your life.

Matthew 15:31 Do You Give God The Credit?

The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel. Matthew 15:31

Every day good things occur that are considered unusual. Most people see some of these things and just ignore it. Others want to know why it happened.

If there is no direct understanding as to why something occurred, people just chalk it up to good luck or it was a random chance. Others will say it was their hard work or some mystical reasoning. When it comes to physical healings, people give the doctor’s credit.

Right after Jesus had healed many people, the people saw it and were amazed. They immediately began to praise God for the amazing healings and miracles that had occurred.

When a sudden healing occurs, many people will question whether the person was really sick or injured in the first place. Others will just stand amazed wondering how the person was healed so quickly. Doctor’s are known to have said that they had made a mistake in the diagnosis of a sickness, thus accounting for the sudden healing.

Regardless of the reasoning, many people refuse to give God the credit for the healing. They are seeking to give credit to self or to natural ways of healing.

Any person who is really thinking correctly, will recognize that the healing was outside of the normal and will know that it had to have been God doing the sudden healing. Instead of ignoring or rejecting God, they will give Him the credit.

People who have their hearts and minds focused upon God will be the first to give God the credit for the healing. Praise will be given to God for the healing, rather than praise to luck or to man.

If you keep your eyes open, you will see miracles occurring around you. They may be quick, all of a sudden miracles or they may be a slower, over the time miracles. Either way give God the credit for what is occurring, whether a sudden miracle without a doctor or one with a doctor involved. God did and still does miracles every day.

When you see God do something in your life or in the life of someone else, give Him praise. Do not give praise to luck or to man, but to the one God who made it happen.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will see God’s hand at work in the lives of people; that you will give God praise for miracles that occur; and that you will trust God for healing.

Hebrews 13:15 Continue To Praise God

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise–the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. Hebrews 13:15

Every day people are willing to sacrifice many different things for something else that they like more. People will sacrifice family, hobbies, sleep or more just to watch sports. Others will sacrifice the same things and more for other things that they love even more.

Sometimes the sacrifices are for something good, while many times it is for something that is harmful or destructive in the long run.

As the author concludes the book, he tells people to continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God as they profess His name.

One of the difficult things for people to do is praise God not just in the good times, but during difficult and trying times. It is when things are going bad and it looks as if God is against one, that praising God becomes a sacrifice. It is putting aside self, this world and putting God first.

The greatest advantage of praising God is that it takes one’s eyes off of self and the problems of this world and puts the focus back on God. It recognizes that although there are many difficulties in life, God is still in control and loves the person.

Praising God in this way is a sacrifice, because it is putting aside self and selfish desires and putting God at the forefront. It has to be a conscience effort to praise God in this way.

As one is sacrificing his own life to give praise to God, it will be a witness to the world as to who the person is serving and trusting. It will also empower God to be able to do more in his life because of the sacrifice of praise.

Every day you will be busy and have many challenges and trials. Rather than look at the challenges and be overwhelmed by them, turn your focus towards God and offer Him praise.

Think of all the good things God has already done for you and give God praise for each of those things. Offer a sacrifice of praise to God for how He is going to bring you through every difficult situation in your life.

Be willing to sacrifice everything to praise God. As you do that you will see God work great and mighty things in your life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will praise God for who He is; that you will praise God for what He is doing; that you will praise God for what He will do; and that you will sacrifice all to praise God first.