July 31 – Daily Notes – Amanda

5 senses

“Taste and see that the Lord is good!” “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one.” “I once was blind but now I see.” God gave us five incredible senses. Today’s Proverb reminds us that we don’t just have these senses because they’re neat. We have them because they are just some of the ways that we get to experience God. Think about that the next time you see a beautiful landscape or hear a baby coo.

2 Chronicles 29:1-36:

  • 5-11 – King Hezekiah was faithful and brought the Levites back to faithfulness as well.
  • 24 – Israel had strayed for a long time from faithfulness. The Levites were cleansing everything completely so it could return to use in the worship of the Lord.
  • 25-30 – This seems like a pretty spectacular worship service.

Romans 14:1-23:

  • 1-4 – There are times when we are called to rebuke others for their sins and bring them back. At this point, Jesus had deemed all food clean so eating certain things was no longer sinful. It was just a matter of point of view.
  • 5-6 – Often we get angry with people who don’t hold to the same morals as us. Often it is more about us only upholding certain morals because of pride instead of doing so because of faithfulness to God.
  • 20-21 – This is reason to abstain from certain things for the sake of others. Even though you don’t have a problem with alcohol or graphic movies, etc. if you know someone else does, you abstain for their sake.

Psalm 24:1-10:

  • 3-4 – These are beautiful verses of what we should strive for so we can enter the presence of the Lord with confidence.
  • 7-10 – A cool exchange asking questions of who it is that is worthy of such respect. It is our God, the God of Jacob.

Proverbs 20:12:

  • The Lord gives us our senses – these are just some of the ways he’s given us to experience him.

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