THE LIFE of a
Trust and obey
For there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus
Than to trust and obey
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways My ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are My ways higher than your ways
and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
“Make yourself an ark of gopher wood…And of every
living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every
sort into the ark to keep them alive with you.
They shall be male and female. Also take with
you every sort of food that is eaten, and store
it up. It shall serve as food for you and
for them.” Noah did this; he did all
that God commanded him.
Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your
country and your kindred and your father's
house to the land that I will show you…
So Abram went, as the Lord had told him.
God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!”
And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take your son,
your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the
land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt
offering on one of the mountains of which
I shall tell you.” So Abraham rose early
in the morning, saddled his donkey,
and took two of his young men
with him, and his son Isaac.
And he cut the wood for the burnt offering
and arose and went to the place of which God
had told him. On the third day Abraham lifted
up his eyes and saw the place from afar.
Then Abraham said to his young men,
“Stay here with the donkey; I and
the boy will go over there and
worship and come again to you.”
The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you
cry to Me? Tell the people of Israel to
go forward. Lift up your staff, and stretch
out your hand over the sea and divide it,
that the people of Israel may go through
the sea on dry ground.”
Now therefore take twelve men from
the tribes of Israel, from each tribe a man.
And when the soles of the feet of the priests
bearing the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the
earth, shall rest in the waters of the Jordan,
the waters of the Jordan shall be cut off from
flowing, and the waters coming down
from above shall stand in one heap.
Now Jericho was shut up inside and
outside because of the people of Israel.
None went out, and none came in.
And the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have given
Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty
men of valor. You shall march around the city,
all the men of war going around the city once.
Thus shall you do for six days. Seven priests
shall bear seven trumpets of rams' horns
before the ark. On the seventh day you shall
march around the city seven times, and the
priests shall blow the trumpets. And when they
make a long blast with the ram's horn, when
you hear the sound of the trumpet, then all
the people shall shout with a great shout…
And the Lord said to Gideon, “With the 300 men
who lapped I will save you and give the Midianites
into your hand, and let all the others go every
man to his home.”
…At that time the Lord spoke by Isaiah the son of
Amoz, saying, “Go, and loose the sackcloth from
your waist and take off your sandals from
your feet,” and he did so, walking naked
and barefoot. Then the Lord said,
“As my servant Isaiah has
walked naked and barefoot
for three years as a sign…”
“And you, son of man, take a brick and
lay it before you, and engrave on it a city,
even Jerusalem. And put siege works against it,
and build a siege wall against it, and cast up
a mound against it. Set camps also against it,
and plant battering rams against it all around.
And you, take an iron griddle, and place it
as an iron wall between you and the city…
and set your face toward it, and let it be
in a state of siege, and press the siege
against it. This is a sign for the house of Israel.
Then lie on your left side, and place the punishment
of the house of Israel upon it. For the number of
the days that you lie on it, you shall bear their
punishment. For I assign to you a number of days,
390 days, equal to the number of the years…
…of their punishment. So long shall you
bear the punishment of the house of Israel.
And when you have completed these, you shall
lie down a second time, but on your right side,
and bear the punishment of the house of Judah.
Forty days I assign you, a day for each year.
And you shall set your face toward the siege of
Jerusalem, with your arm bared, and you shall…
…prophesy against the city. And behold,
I will place cords upon you, so that you
cannot turn from one side to the other,
till you have completed the days of your siege.
Now the word of the Lord came
to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city,
and call out against it, for their
evil has come up before Me.”
When the Lord first spoke through Hosea,
the Lord said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself
a wife of whoredom and have children of
whoredom, for the land commits great
whoredom by forsaking the Lord.”
And the Lord said to me,
“Go again, love a woman who is loved
by another man and is an adulteress,
even as the Lord loves the children of Israel,
though they turn to other gods…
And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to
the street called Straight, and at the house
of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul,
for behold, he is praying…” But Ananias answered,
“Lord, I have heard from many about this man,
how much evil he has done to Your saints at
Jerusalem.” But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a
chosen instrument of Mine to carry My Name before
the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.
PETER journey and
The next day, as they were on their
approaching the city, Peter went up on the
housetop about the sixth hour to pray. And he
became hungry and wanted something to eat,
but while they were preparing it, he fell into a
trance and saw the heavens opened and
something like a great sheet descending,
being let down by its four
corners upon the earth.
PETER reptiles and
In it were all kinds of animals and
birds of the air. And there came a voice to him:
“Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” But Peter said,
“By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten
anything that is common or unclean.”
And the voice came to him again a
second time, “What God has made clean,
do not call common.”
This happened three times…