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Promise of Good Health

G-d delivered the Israelites from the bondage of Egypt and they were thirsty from their travels. They had come across contaminated water and G-d purified the water. He said:

…”If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”

— Exodus 15:26 NKJV

This is an awesome promise from the L-RD. He is speaking to the Israelites, but it is very possible that this can pertain to us as well.

He says “If you diligently heed the voice of the L-RD your G-d…”

Are we diligently heeding the voice of the L-RD?

diligent: adj.

  1. constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything.
  2. done or pursued with persevering attention; painstaking.

dictionary.com

diligent: adj.

  1. characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort: painstaking.
    syn. busy. – Orgin: Latin diligere – di (apart) + legere (to select)

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If we take the Latin origin “apart to select” and add that to the definition we will get an explanation of the word

to set something apart from the rest and steadily pursue it, with constant and fervent energetic effort, always being attentive to the goal in mind.

heed: verb:

  1. 1. to give careful attention to
    Origin: German: to guard, protect, in the sense of a covering of the head.

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Do we set apart our focus, with tenacious effort, towards covering/protecting our heads with the voice of the L-RD our G-d? Are we putting forth that same effort to do what is right in His sight, willingly and actively listening to His commandments with obedience, and constantly holding to His statutes?

According to this verse, if His people are doing the above mentioned, they will not have any of the diseases that were brought upon the Egyptians.

Are we His people? In John 10, Jesus talks about His sheep.

v.4 “And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.”

v.8 “All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.”

v.16 “And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.”

v.27 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”

Are we His sheep? Do we hear His voice? Are we seeking Him out? If so, He has brought us into the fold and we have a promise of eternal life, as well as a life more spiritually abundant while we remain here on this Earth. In verse 10 of the same chapter, Jesus said that He has come that His sheep may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

This is what it means to be a follower of Jesus, a child of G-d.

Diligently seek Him out with every fiber of your being and see what G-d has in store for your life. It is far greater than you could ever imagine.

Cleansing Stripes

“Blows that hurt cleanse away evil, As do stripes the inner depths of the heart.”

— Proverbs 20:30 NKJV

Some translations may use belly instead of heart. In the original language this is translated as belly, so why do translations put heart instead?

In Hebrew culture of that time, the belly was used to describe the core of one’s inherent mental and emotional abilities. In English today that description is our heart.

So with that understanding we can see how this verse can be used with the word heart, but we can also understand Isaiah 53:5 even more when reading this verse with understanding the translation.

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.”

— Isaiah 53:5 NKJV

“By His stripes we are healed” refers to our heart being healed from our transgressions and iniquities against G-d. Our heart is made whole again through His act of redemption.

Solomon is telling us that stripes cleanse the inner depths of our heart. Isaiah is telling us that by the stripes of the Messiah, our heart is healed and made whole.

What Jesus went through before he was put on the cross, was for our cleansing. It was for the process of our purification in order to stand before G-d. Jesus then went to the cross to pay our debt of sin once and for all.

A sacrifice has to be made for our sins. Traditional methods were not working because our hearts were not changing. G-d came in the form of His Son to conquer what we could not. Not only did He pay our debt, but He also went through a torturous beating to prepare us to stand before the Almighty King.

Beaten, crucified, and then to show His Power over death, He rose. Through His resurrection we now have the power to overcome sin and temptation. He took care of it all.

Complete… That is what He made us.

He has empowered us to think differently and to overcome what we can’t on our own. Through Him, we conquer. Not the physical things per say, but the spiritual.

We need to be diligent in seeking G-d and His Will daily. Through our relationship with Him, because of Jesus, G-d has forgiven us and made us whole again. We are not perfect, but await perfection in the day that we come face-to-face with our Loving G-d.

Our Lot

“The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the L-RD.”

— Proverbs 16:33

The things that are out of our control is our lot. Sometimes we are blind-sighted with it being dropped into our lap. We have to remember that it is from the L-RD. That does not mean that G-d purposes for bad things to happen. What this means is that the L-RD has permitted a thing to take place in order to refine us, to perfect us. It means that there is something in our life that must be either removed or worked out. This lot is purposed for that very thing. It is not going to be easy, and it may even be down right difficult, even to seeming impossible. However, we must remember to trust in the L-RD with all of our heart and not lean on our own understanding, but in all of our ways acknowledge Him.

We must ask ourselves, “What am I to learn from this Papa, where do I need to change, what needs to be removed from my life?” For it is with a Father’s Love that He permits lots in our life. It is to make us a better person. It is to make us more like Him.

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