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But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 AMP

The Seeds of Promise Devotional Series

Precious Cargo

“In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself”. John 1:1 AMP

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24th I Kings Chapter 8 Chapter 9  Precious Cargo

Memory Verse: And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart: I Kings 5:5 KJV

The commandments of God given to the hands of Moses were carried in the Ark of the covenant wherever the children of Israel went. It was precious cargo in a holy container (I Kings 8:9).

Today, people around the world have the privilege of standing in the house of the Lord though these may not have the expanse and luxury of Solomon’s temple. We also have the commandments readily accessible.

You may never have seen the stone tablets engraved by the hand of God. You may not witness a sea parting as you prepare to walk through watery ways on dry ground to safety (Hebrews 11:29).  You may not have heard the voice of God saying, “… take off your shoes” as you approach holy ground (Exodus 3:5). Yet, you can carry the precious cargo that God delivered.

If you are a parent, the word “precious” may bring your children and family to mind. Some people have precious pets. Whatever you cherish, if you carried it from one place to another, you would want to ensure safety for the journey. Wouldn’t you?

The Psalmist David wrote, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (Psalm 119:11 KJV)

God’s Word Translation states,

“I have treasured your promise in my heart so that I may not sin against you” (Psalm 119:11).

Since the Word is precious cargo, it is worthy of a holy container. As you travel through this life, take care of God’s precious cargo. To Him, you are precious. Think about the times He has carried you through.

9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. 14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. 15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. 16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. 17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.  I Corinthians 6:9-20 KJv

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