Have you ever wondered why nowhere else in the universe do we find water in any abundance, except here on earth? To date, all our telescopes and space travelers con-firm that. Water, the amazing solvent, dissolves almost everything upon this earth except those things that are life-sustaining. This amazing liquid we take for granted exists as ice, breaks up rocks, and produces soil. As snow, it stores up water in the valleys. As rain, it waters and cleanses the earth. As vapor, it provides moisture for much of the arable land on earth. It exists as cloud cover in just the right amount. If it had clouds like Venus, the earth couldn't support life. But we have exactly 50 percent of the surface of the earth covered by clouds at any one time, allowing just the right amount of sunlight to filter through. As steam, for centuries water has run some of the most powerful machinery we have. Other than bismuth, it's the only liquid heavier at four degrees Celsius than it is at freezing. If this were not so, life as we know it could not exist on this planet. Therefore when it's frozen it's lighter and it rises. If this wasn't the case, our lakes and rivers would freeze from the bottom up and kill all the fish; the algae would be destroyed, oxygen sup-ply would cease, and mankind would die. So when you feel like God doesn't notice you or care about you, drink a glass of water and say, 'Thank you, Lord!"
"And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." (Mark 13:13)
Even as we take on the identity of the One Whom we love, so will the world come to despise us even as it despised Him. He entered the world to save it, but was mocked, scorned, and afflicted. We ought to expect no less vile action from the world and its wicked corruption. Yet for Him Who overcomes and perseveres in the strength of His God-granted faith: life, eternal and abundant. Rejoice therefore in your suffering as it works for you a far more exceeding weight of glory!
Week #32 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Leviticus 25-27
Monday: (History) 1 Chronicles 1-4
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 93-95
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 16
Thursday: (Prophecy) Daniel 1-6
Friday: (Gospels) John 3-4
Saturday: (Letters) 2 Thessalonians