Heavenly Father, thank You that in Your grace You have told us the end from the beginning, for Your word is true and Your promises stand fast for ever and ever. Forgive me for the times when my faith falters and fails.. or when foolish thoughts fluctuates in my mind.. causing unfounded doubts and fears within. Thank You that You have spoken history into being - help me to be like the godly men of Issachar, who understood the signs of the times in their day, and knew the best course to take. Help me to keep my eyes on Jesus looking forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and the truth it contains. Thank You that You have not forsaken Your people Israel, even though they rejected You. Thank You that although I was far off from You and without hope in the world, You reached down in Your goodness and grace to be my good Shepherd as well.. so that by grace through faith in Christ I have received reconciliation; redemption; the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting. Praise You holy name, AMEN.