Increasingly tragic events continue to transpire as the economic situation worsens…
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
Job 22:21 "Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you.
These aren’t just for you, I need to be reminded every day…
The main question being “WHAT is going on!?” … we know the answer of course, there is warring for souls in the heavenlies and all around us, but the question still begs to be asked.
The recent news of the man who killed his wife and 5 children in LA has been weighing on me all day…even though it’s no longer ‘news’.
Money problems are causing people to do insane things lately… it’s tragic, and I’m afraid it’s just the beginning. Tens of thousands of people were laid off just yesterday by Seattle headquartered companies; Boeing 20,000, Starbucks 6,000 , Microsoft 5,000,
For far too long too many people have focused all of their attention on chasing money instead of on chasing God, and when the money is gone their foundation is gone so their perception of the world falls apart, leaving nothing for them to stand on…hopeless and falling.
But our foundation is the Rock who never changes.
The word “FOUNDATION” is now stuck in my mind, compelling a concordance search of course…
In the LORD I take refuge. How then can you say to me: "Flee like a bird to your mountain.
For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.
When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?"
The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes the sons of men; his eyes examine them.
The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked and those who love violence his soul hates.
On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot.
For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face.
Isaiah 28:16 So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed.
Isaiah 33 (wow…what an amazing vision of things to come)
Isaiah 33:6 He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure…Your eyes will see the king in his beauty and view a land that stretches afar…
Matthew 7:25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
1 Corinthians 3:11-15 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.
1 Timothy 6:17-19 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
2 Timothy 2:19 …God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his, and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness."
Revelation 21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them…The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb…