“Cherubim And Palm Trees”

23rd July, 2017 Devotion

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Pastor Zacc Daily Devotions

“Cherubim And Palm Trees”

Ezekiel 41:18-20 NASB - "It was carved with cherubim and palm trees; and a palm tree was between cherub and cherub ... From the ground to above the entrance cherubim and palm trees were carved, as well as on the wall of the nave."

Palm trees symbolize life in the desert. These trees thrive in places where survival was difficult. They also could fill desolate places with beauty. They were constant reminders of God’s promise to be present with His people. To provide for them, as long as He was in the center of their lives. Cherubim were constant reminders of His presence, and power, and how He has intervened in human history. They first were mentioned after Adam and Eve had sinned. When God “drove” them out of the Garden of Eden, He stationed cherubim to guard the tree of life (Genesis 3:24). Cherubim were central to the tabernacle, and featured in Solomon’s temple (where they flanked God’s throne and hovered over the Ark of the Covenant).

Palm trees and Cherubim remain important symbols for us. They remind us of God, his character and His promises. They remind us that He is with us, in every situation. That we can depend on Him to meet our needs and provide for us, even when we are in a desert.

They remind us that, at any moment, He can dispatch His angels, as messengers or warriors. That He continues to intervene in our lives and world events. But they also remind us that we need to be pure and holy. That only those with “clean hands and a pure heart” can enter His presence (Psalm 24:1-4).

Today, worship God, and make sure that He is in the centre of your life. He still is a Warrior. He is your defender, your shield, your deliverer, your father and your God.

• Thank God for His presence in your life
• Thank His for His protection and for providing everything you need.
• Worship and praise the.

In Jesus' name. Amen.