1 The LORD reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake.
2 Great is the LORD in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations.
3 Let them praise your great and awesome name-- he is holy.
4 The King is mighty, he loves justice-- you have established equity; in Jacob you have done what is just and right.
5 Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy.
6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the LORD and he answered them.
7 He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud; they kept his statutes and the decrees he gave them.
8 O LORD our God, you answered them; you were to Israel a forgiving God, though you punished their misdeeds.
9 Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy.
God loved Jacob. What wasn't to love? He stole his brother Esau's blessing twice - once at the dinner stew pot and then again from his dying father. And then... he skipped out on the deathbed and fled far away to his mother's brother.
What a guy! Guy... the word actually has evolved to becoming informal for a man. And the word Guy started out as someone who tries to blow up other people and be safely away. Surely not the bold way to kill someone. Guy Fawkes. So perhaps for Jacob running out on his stolen from ,and dying father, - Guy is not such a bad word.
And God loves Jacob. Named him Israel, gave him 12 sons, one daughter and named His Beloved People and Nation after Jacob.
I guess we could say Jacob evolved. And that would be wrong. God loved Jacob so much He gave Jacob a taste of his own medicine. Father God was parenting Jacob.
Because Jacob saw something very astute, deep, abiding.
Jacob asked Esau first. Obtained his permission. And what did Jacob take with his brother's permission - Words.
Jacob merely stole Words. Father God saw the wisdom in this. Father God saw the wisdom of permission asked for by Jacob. Words.
With several Words, Father God created the Universe. And His Son.
Jesus, laughed with Joy in Proverbs for the beauty of creation.
With what power does God uphold the Universe?
With what force did Father God tell us about His Promises to us?
With His Word.
What do we call the Scriptures - The Word of God.
23 Ages ago I was set up,
at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
27 When he established the heavens, I was there;
when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
28 when he made firm the skies above,
when he established the fountains of the deep,
29 when he assigned to the sea its limit,
30 then I was beside him, like a master workman,
and I was daily his delight,
rejoicing before him always,
31 rejoicing in his inhabited world
and delighting in the children of man
John's Gospel begins with the Big Bangs - God's Word. Genesis.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
9 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.
11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.
12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,
and we have seen his glory,
glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
16 For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
17 For the law was given through Moses;
grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
18 No one has ever seen God;
the only God, who is at the Father's side,
he has made him known.
Jacob took from his family.
From Isaac he took - one blessing.
And in understanding Father God, that one blessing Jacob received - Jacob turned around and gave to all his sons and grandsons.
Believing the blessing of God -was to give Blessings.
Believing God is so Vast and so Loving - His Blessings are for His people.
Jacob had seen Jesus, intuitively, and knew the blessing.
Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.
Hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.
This is what Jacob saw in Father God and this drew Jacob's heart to be in God's path.
Father God, draw those we love to be on Your path. We ask this for them and for our own soul to You. There is no place God will not send His Love. There is now place God will not send peace. In the name of Jesus all things are possible, Amen.
Thank You, Jesus Christ Our LORD.
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