After I posted Micah’s first message yesterday morning I went to church. I heard the choir sing Chris Tomlin’s Amazing Grace and these lyrics stood out, “I once was lost but now I am found; was blind but now I see.” My yesterday’s post described the urgent call to pray for a nation that was once ‘found’ but now ‘lost’, once ‘seeing’ but now ‘blind’. The preacher then preached on what Jesus foretold His disciples before He was arrested. He taught on the theme of ‘betrayal’ in some verses from Matthew 26. In my post I highlighted (in boldness) the forewarning that the people of God would lose their right to “those who betrayed us.”
(Note: I used the picture of the ungodly prophet Balaam and his donkey to illustrate the fact that being a prophet who supposedly hears God does not mean he is better than a faithful donkey who hears God and fears God.)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~Bible verses from Old Testament
4 In that day your enemies will make fun of you
by singing this song of despair about you:
“We are finished,
God has confiscated our land,
taking it from us.
He has given our fields
to those who betrayed us.”
5 Others will set your boundaries then,
and the Lord’s people will have no say
in how the land is divided.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~Bible verses from New Testament