V. Give Your Answer; leaving something behind

What’s In August?

No matter how much you want to, you will not accomplish everything in your lifetime. Even the most satisfied of the human race left something behind– something unfinished for the next generation. Don’t become so preoccupied with completing everything that you miss the instructions. God told David that Solomon would finish the work. He would build the temple. It was something David wanted desperately, but it wasn’t for him to do. Instead, he had to prepare an answer, a reckoning for all he did. He had to give answers to his son’s inquisitive questions.

If David’s answers for why he lived his life the way he did, did not carry weight, Solomon would not have been compelled to honor him and to complete the tasks David left undone.

The temple must be built again. We are convicted by its loss, and what it meant to our people to lose our place of worship, our place of life. We must do what we can in our generation to leave answers for our children. Our children must desire to fulfill their role, adding their precious contribution to the temple’s rebuilding. Sometimes it will only be an idea, a thought that provokes another generation and that thought will one day become a movement; Not only constructing the plans for the temple that will stand again in the middle east, but the temple that walked in the garden in the cool of the day in the beginning of time; the temple of our own bodies and is collectively called the church.
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General calendar themes: Fast of 9th of Av (both temples destroyed) Preparing for the next generation

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Calendar for the Month:

August 10th- Fast of Ninth of Av until 8:00PM
August 12th- International Youth Day
August 31st- First day of Rosh Chodesh Elul

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Meditational Words for the Month:

Give: To present voluntarily and without expectation compensation

Leave: To depart from permanently; quit

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Readings for the Month:

(Week One) August 1, 2008 – Journeys
Reading of the week: Numbers 33:1 – 36:13; Jerimiah 1:1 – 2:3 & 2:4 – 28, & 4:1-2; Philipians3: 12 – 16; James 4: 1 – 12

(Week Two) August 8, 2008 – Words
Reading of the week: Deuteronomy 1 – 3:22; Isaiah 1:1-27; 1 Timothy 3:1 – 7;

(Week Three) August 15, 2008 – I Sought
Reading of the week: Deutermonomy 3: 23 -7:11; Isaiah 40: 1 -26; Mark 12: 28 – 34

(Week Four) August 22, 2008 – Because
Reading of the week: Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25; Isaiah 49: 14-51:3; Romas 8:31 – 39

(Week Five) August 29, 2008 – Look at, Behold
Reading of the week: Deuteronomy 11:26 -16:17; Isaiah 54:11 – 55:5; 1 John 4: 1 – 6
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Volume Reading:  The Gospels- Mathew, Mark, Luke, & John

Commandment of the Month:  2nd Commandment

“Thou shalt not make unto thyself any gaven image…”

Fruit of the Month:  Gentleness

Commentaries for the Month: See Weekly Commentaries

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