Welcome to the fourth quarter’s studies for 2021.
Flipping through the new quarterly, there are a number of titles that have the word ‘love’ in them – Love, to Be Loved; To Love God; He First Loved Us; To Love the Lord Your God; to name just a few. Hence, I believe a wonderful hymn to devote to as a theme will be
Hymn 349 – God Is Love. Our first Memory Text says “for God is Love”, 1 John 4:8. As the book of Deuteronomy is the book of the covenant, it would also be good to add
Hymn 347 – Built On the Rock as verse four tells us of God ‘Making with us His covenant”.
Abraham’s (Abram’s) story on Tuesday will give us
Hymn 11 – The God of Abraham Praise and
Hymn 264 – O for That Flame of Living Fire in verse 2.
God gave to the nation of Israel the choices He gives to each of us today – to follow Him. This story unfolds in
Hymn 606 – Once to Every Man and Nation. Continuing on in Wednesday’s study we find God’s grace abounds to His nation:
Hymn 108 – Amazing Grace,
Hymn 109 – Marvelous Grace and
Hymn 607 – God of Grace and God of Glory.
The question of “What if?” comes along on Thursday, as Israel repeatedly says “All that the LORD has spoke we will do” Exodus 19:8, but as with all humans, we fail in our promises to God. What if we were to follow through and trust God’s leading?
Hymn 279 – Only Trust Him,
Hymn 510 – If You Trust in God to Guide You,
Hymn 590 – Trust and Obey, and then through Jesus:
Hymn 524 – ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus and
Hymn 535 – I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus.
Oh, how wonderful it will be to step forward and go into the Land that God has promised us:
Hymn 382 – O Day of Rest and Gladness. Meantime, we wait to reach the promised land in
Hymn 532 – Day By Day in verse 3 and
Hymn 520 – On Jordan’s Stormy Banks.
We are bound for The Promised Land! Hallelujah!! Come, Lord Jesus come – very soon.
Blessings for a wonderful week ahead.
To learn unknown hymns, you will find the accompaniment music for each one at: https://sdahymnals.com/Hymnal/
Another great resource is for when there is a hymn you wish to sing, but can’t find it in your hymnal. Go to https://www.sdahymnal.org and in the search bar type a special word in that is in the hymn. I am sure you will be amazed at the help you will be given.
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV – “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”