CSR Daily Devotion

Happy Wacky Wednesday! This one’s for the parents out there. On my TimeHop today we had a video from last year, where our kids were sitting at the table for breakfast, barely able to keep their eyes open (it was a Monday) and I was dancing to a really fun song. It was just over a year ago when Rend Collective, Ireland’s best Worship Band to date, released an amazingly upbeat and catchy album designed for kids called Sparkle.Pop.Rampage under the Rend Co. Kids name. If you have kids and want something that is super energetic and just what they need to get them singing and dancing for Jesus, this is the album. A year later and I am so glad it came across my radar today.

Another musically great entertainment for the kiddos is Trolls: World Tour. This Trolls movie actually comes with a very good message for children, along with all the catchy covers of music’s most popular tracks. My daughter saw it this weekend, and has watched it three times now. I sat down and caught part of it when I started to notice that this movie actually had a great underlying message of unity and celebrating each other’s differences. I would recommend it to any family with kids 10 and under. Have a blessed day!

September 9

5For to which of the angels did God ever say,

“You are my Son;

today I have become you Father” (Psalm 2:7)

13To which of the angels did God ever say,

“Sit at the right hand

until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet?”(Psalm 110:1)  (Hebrews 1:5-13)

In these eight verses(5 through 13, I only included two), the author of Hebrews pulls seven different references from the Old Testament to show that the prophets of the Israelite religion had accurately foretold Jesus’ significance.  A significance greater than any of the angels in Heaven.  The only problem I have with this is some of the references are definitely misplaced.  In the second part of verse five, the author references 2 Samuel 7:14, when he writes:

“I will be his father,

and he will be my Son”?  (Hebrews 1:5; 2 Samuel 7:14; 1 Chronicles 17:13)

But when you look at 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles, these lines come from Nathan’s revelation to David and are spoken in regard to God using Solomon to build His holy temple.  So to try to twist that direct message to claim it was written as a reference to Jesus’ coming, that would not help convert any Hebrews to Christianity.

However, there are much stronger parallels, such as Psalm 110, where David wrote:

“The Lord says to my Lord,

‘Sit at my right hand,

until I make your enemies

a footstool for your feet.’”  (Psalm 110:1)

It has been argued that David was prophesying the coming of Christ because God (the Lord) speaks to “my Lord” (Jesus).  There are many significant references throughout the Book of Hebrews and we’ll look at many of them.  I hope the version of the Bible you are reading properly annotates them.  If not, The Jesus Bible does a phenomenal job pointing out and explaining these cross references.

Reading plan:  Hebrews 1:10-14

Deeper reading plan:  Ezekiel 17, 18

Prayer and meditation:  Pray for our country.  Pray for love to conquer all.  Pray for God’s wings of protection to cover all the children returning to school.  Pray that Christ infects our hearts and ignites a final fire of revival to sweep this land.

Fitness challenge:  Day 9-9 Reps

  1. Hand-release Push-up
  2. Sit-up
  3. Jumping squat
  4. Leg lift
  5. Burpees

Run:  Wednesday is our new sprint work-out day.

½ mile warm-up

200, 400, 400, 800, 400, 400, 200

½ mile cool-down


2 thoughts on “CSR Daily Devotion

  1. Check out your Samuel References should be 2 Samuel 7:14 instead of 1 Samuel 7:14. You are right in your commentary about who is referenced does seem to be Solomon, although I don’t know of any references to Solomon being flogged (2 Samuel 7:14). Maybe suggested that Jesus was flogged by men but not for anything he did wrong, his is the only Kingdom that may endure forever..

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    1. Good catch! I was just seeing if anyone was actually reading these posts… I actually made a few mistakes, which I have corrected. You are right it is 2 Samuel, and in 1 Chronicles, it is verse 17:13, not 17:12 as I originally posted. And lastly, it’s the prophet Nathan’s revelations to David, not Jonathan as I had hastily written without doing my thorough research. Good job for pointing this out and directing me to correct everything else that was wrong.

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