Bible Baptist Church

11 Lakeview Ave.

St. Charles Missouri

March 2021

Honey from the Rock

Life can be hard! Can I get a witness???

There are times we feel as though we are between the proverbial ‘rock and a hard place’. In such seasons our prayer is usually “Lord, get me out of this spot.” But much to our frustration God has designed that we learn more about Him in the hard circumstances of life. To that end we probably should be asking, “Lord, what can I get out of this spot?”

In Psalm 81 the Psalmist laments that God’s people are not walking in obedience to Him, and as a result they are missing out on God’s plan and provision for their life. The song represents the Lord saying that if “…my people had hearkened (paid attention) to me, and Israel had walked in my ways… (He would have satisfied them) with honey out of the rock.”(Psalm 81:13,16)

What an intriguing word picture: sweetness coming from the hard places! Can God do that?

He has done it many times in the Bible with His followers. We find believers in unbelievably hard circumstances – sitting in a garbage dump, covered with boils; caught between a pursuing army and a Red Sea; hiding in a cave from a deranged king; in a lion’s den… just to name a few! It was in those hard places that men and women of God discovered His sweet purpose, presence, and power.

Beginning on March 7th we are going to look at some of these hard situations Bible characters found themselves in, and we are going to see how God brought honey out of the rock for them. I hope you will join us at 10:45 on-line or on-site as we open God’s word together.

Another difficult scenario we deal with in life is the inevitable detours we encounter on our journey. On Sunday evenings we are enjoying a video driven study with Tony Evans into the life of Joseph titled ‘Detours’. This study will continue throughout the month of March at 6:00 on Sunday Evenings. It’s not too late to join us and see what we can learn when life deviates from our planned route.In addition to these opportunities to learn from God’s word Bible Baptist also invites you to join us for recorded Bible studies on Wednesday, posted to our Facebook page. There are also Words of Encouragement given on the page every Monday and Friday. We look forward to having the chance to minister to you and fellowship with you.

Lets Point Others to Him,

Pastor Parks