Thought – Friday Flashback
To succeed in life you need three things: A wishbone; a backbone; and a funny bone. Reba McEntire
God’s Wishbone – Backbone – Funny Bone
WISHBONE: God’s 1st wish – We come to know Jesus through repenting of our sin and accepting Him as our personal savior. (Romans 10:9 and John 1:12). God’s 2nd wish is that we love him with all our heart, mind, and soul. (Matthew 22:37-40.
BACKBONE: God’s desire is we have a backbone like the Prophet Daniel, the Ruler Joseph, and the Apostle Paul. The Prophet Daniel 1:5 – 3:20 / Daniel & the three Israelites (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) did not eat from the kings meat and did not bow down to the king’s golden image. The life of Joseph – Gen Chap 37-47 Joseph – sold into slavery; servant in Potiphar’s household, in prison, God gave interpretations of king’s dreams – promoted to ruler in Egypt. The Apostle Paul –Beaten in body but not in spirit Paul endured to finish the race. II Corinthians 11:24-26 Humility will make us a stronger witness for the Kingdom.
FUNNY BONE: You know God has a funny bone when you read about the Ark of the Covenant and Jonah and the whale. The Ark of the Covenant – The Philistines captured the Ark and placed it in their temple before their idol of Dagon. The next day they found Dagon flat on his face before the ark. They set him back up. The next morning, they found him again face down before the ark with his hands and head cut off as a symbol of his powerlessness before God (1 Samuel 5:1-5). Jonah & the Whale – Jonah’s extraordinary arrival upon the shores of the Mediterranean and the prominence of Dagon worship the fish-god was a sight to behold. It made the people listen to the prophet. Jonah Chap 1-2
Think about it
A Wishbone, A Backbone, and A Funny Bone
We are blessed to serve a God who saves us; who gives us strength; and who makes us laugh. So rejoice and be glad for your salvation; go in the strength of the Lord; and have a laugh at the devil’s expense this day. This is the day the Lord hath made! Ps. 118:24