Quarantined for two weeks!
Stay at home for 30 days!
School out for two to three months!
Seems like a long time for trials and trouble to last! How about 40 years wandering in the wilderness? That´s how long the trouble lasted for Israel before they were given a second chance to enter the Promised Land.
What was God doing? Was He just angry?
No, God was working according to His purpose and for the good of His people. God was using adversity to motivate them to re-evaluate their priorities – to get things in their minds, in their hearts, in their lives in the right order.
Near the end of their wandering, God appointed a new leader to replace Moses. His name was Joshua. The Lord said to him.
Joshua 1:8 (NKJV) This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Proper priorities bring success.
Such was true also for King Uzziah.
2 Chronicles 26:5 (NKJV) He sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God; and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.
Wrong priorities bring trouble.
Psalm 107:17, 19 (NKJV) Fools, because of their transgression, And because of their iniquities, were afflicted... 19 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses.
What is happening around us is forcing us to back away from some things that have become a very regular part of our schedule. It is a good time to re-evaluate our priorities in our lives, being sure that our relationship and walk with the Lord Jesus is preeminent!
Please Join Us This Week!
9:00am - Choir Led Service (minus the choir)
11:00am - Band Led Service
St. Andrew Baptist Church
3010 W. 15th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
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