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Looking to the Birds for God's Direction

Written by: John Sernaque

Call to Worship

Jeremiah 8:7

8:7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.

Birds Respond More Quickly Than Men—

The swallow and the crane observe the changes of the seasons. They migrate from one country to another to find a climate suitable to their convenience and happiness, as the Lord designed they should. But God’s people sacrifice life and health by seeking to gratify appetite. In their desire to accumulate treasure, they forget the Giver of all their blessings. Their health is abused, and their God-given powers are used to carry out their unsanctified, ambitious projects. Their days are filled with pain of body and disquietude of mind because they are determined to follow wrong habits and practices. They will not reason from cause to effect, and they sacrifice health, peace, and happiness to their ignorance (Manuscript 35, 1899). {4BC 1155.1}

The signs of the times are all around us yet many are oblivious to what they foretell. They do not know the scriptures and prophecies in the Bible that give all who would read it a roadmap of things to come. As in the days of Noah and Lot, there will be immorality and wreck less abandonment in the lives’ of many. They will look at the sky and say bad weather is coming but cannot see that the end of time is near, even at the door. Many will be caught off guard and it will be too late for them. The time is now to pick up your Bible, study, and draw closer to God that He may draw closer to you.

Dear God,

We thank You for giving us Your Word to live by. For giving us the privilege of getting to know of You and what the signs of the end will be and how to prepare for Your great day to come. We pray that we will all be ready and will be among Your saints to take home to the heavenly kingdom. We pray that You help us help others get ready as well so that we will see all our loved ones in heaven. We pray for the lost and the wicked, that they repent from their ways and surrender their lives’ to You and become part of the Royal Family. We thank You for hearing and answering our prayers, in the name of Christ Jesus, we pray. Amen.

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