Tuesday, August 25, 2015

THE GOOD AND THE BAD

Today’s¬†Reading: Job 29-30

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

Many people pass through the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem every day to and from the market and work.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verse: Job 30:20a

I cry out to You, but You do not answer me!

 

Some people, who do not know the promises made to humanity by Jesus, can come to the conclusion that God does not care about them. Attempts to get His attention may seem to fail! As we hang in there in our readings, we’ll actually find a happy ending.

In our time, many have suffered more than Job. In concentration camps, war, crimes against humanity, families, houses, land, friends, possessions, and life itself have been lost. Seeing this, people ask, “So where is your God?…Why does He allow this?” The answer for our minds says, “God gave us free will and He refuses to make us less than human by turning us into robots and puppets which He manipulates.” We have used our freedom to hurt each other and there are dire consequences in this life which we must endure. For the believer there is “Hope.”

So that’s a brief answer for our minds, but the answer for our hearts, our souls and spirits is in the promise of Jesus. He’s the One who changes everything! He says, “Take heart, I have overcome the world!” (John 14:33). Please read His promise found in John 11:21-27. Also read Matthew 28:1-20. Jesus cannot lie! Decide to believe Him!!! It’s your choice!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, I choose to believe You! I pray that when my mind brings a doubtful thought, I will believe my beliefs and not my doubts. I know it’s not a sin to doubt, but when a doubt comes, illuminate my mind to think clearly and logically, thinking Your thoughts after You! In Your Name I pray, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

We met a wonderful lady named Amelia on one of our trips to Israel. We get to know so many precious people as we live together for two whole weeks.¬†Amelia was driven out of a communist eastern European country, her family scattered, and her home confiscated by the state. She ended up in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, where she established a private hospital, through God-given business skills and her nursing profession. After the fall of communism in her homeland, she returned and knocked on the door of her home. The lady, who with her family was living in Amelia’s home, was filled with fear as she saw Amelia at the door. Homes under the new government were being restored to their rightful owners. Amelia immediately began to share the love of Christ and said, “Don’t worry, the house is yours, I’m not going to take it back. God has blessed me greatly in my new homeland of Canada.” Amelia is now 95, and while she no longer has her small hospital, she lives a blessed life!

Yours for trusting God in the good as well as the bad,

David

11 thoughts on “Tuesday, August 25, 2015

  1. Many thanks David for this blog. I start my devotion with it every day. I have also told
    several friends here and in the U.S. about it. I have done each and every of your Bible Study since 1979 and am so blessed by them.
    Praying Our Lord will bless you , Norma-Jean and your entire family in the fashion of Eph.3:20 today and always. Blessings prayers and love.

  2. Amen. “But He knows the way that I take: when He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”(Job 23:10). Although our tests are not as severe as Job’s. we all go through tests as Christians as our faith to be like gold has to be tested. Lord help us to persevere through them and show us your will. Sometimes He says go, sometimes no, and sometimes slow as He has some things to work out still. Amen? Blessings on all today.

  3. Pastor David, thank you for the wonderful story of Amelia!!! and the affirmation of the Blessed hope we have in Christ Jesus.!!!

    I prayed in agreement with your prayer.

    That my thoughts align with His thoughts and word, defusing the doubts.

    Thank you for this blog! I pray God continues to bless you and strengthen you in all you do.

    Have a Blessed day all bloggers.

  4. Love your story of Amelia. She is a true Christian.
    Love the men who attacked the fellow on the train in France. They went to a Christian school together in California.
    Found a great song by Mary Duff, Will You Walk With Me:
    https://youtu.be/ddIcN_GNKpI
    Blessings dear saints.

  5. David. I have been away from your blog for a few days.
    Today’s has blessed me most of all, it greased a landing in my spirit. And HS has given you so many wonderful daily writings.
    TY. & TY Father !

  6. Thank you so much for your comments based on today’s reading from the book of Job. I loved the story you shared from Amelia ‘ s life. What an example of the grace of God.

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