Saturday, February 25, 2017

THAT ROCK

Today’s┬áReading: 1 Corinthians 10

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

 

Looking to the north-east you can see Lykavittos Hill and Athens' urban sprawl viewed from the Acropolis in Athens. When Paul writes, "That Rock was Christ," (10:4b) he may have been thinking of one of the great rocks in the area.

Looking to the northeast you can see Lykavittos Hill and Athens’ urban sprawl viewed from the Acropolis in Athens. When Paul writes, “That Rock was Christ,” (10:4b) he may have been thinking of one of the great rocks in the area.

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

 

Key Verse: 1 Corinthians 10:4

…and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.

 

The word “all” stands out in our reading because it is repeated 10 times. Partaking of Christ is an “all” encompassing life. There is no area of our lives not impacted by Christ. In our readings in Genesis through Judges, we were given examples of how to live and how not to live. Examples are useless unless we learn from them. Here we learn the following: First, Christ our Rock was stricken for our spiritual drink. Go ahead and drink! Second, we learn not to lust after evil. Third, we are to control our tongues…no murmuring. Fourth, God will not force us to take the escape route He provides when we are tempted. Fifth, God wants to be in every detail of our lives. Sixth, we must do “all” to the glory of God. Seventh, give no offense (don’t offend people). Why? Here’s the bottom line: The result of the totality of our lives is, “That they may be saved” (verse 33). We need to ask ourselves the question…”How are we involved in saving precious people who are lost outside of Christ?”

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear God, by Your grace given to me, enable me to live so passionately for You that my very life will be an example of Christ, so that my words, those things to which I give my time and my money, will be effective in seeing people saved. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I remember my preacher Dad saying, “They wobble in and wobble out, and leave the people all in doubt.” I don’t remember the occasion. He may have been referring to a politician or perhaps a preacher who spoke moral concepts without the power and authority of God’s Word to prove that he spoke God’s true message. Preparing this blog each morning is leading me more deeply into the mind of God as He expresses His thoughts through the Prophets, the historical record, and in particular, the teachings of Jesus and the Apostles.

As a child, I was very impressed by the effort my parents made in order not to give offense to others (10:32). Any chores had to be completed by bedtime on Saturday night. My job was to clean the little stems out of the beans which would be baked for Sunday dinner. I also churned butter, brought in firewood, etc. I knew that our entire community, with very few exceptions, attempted to keep the Lord’s day exclusively for worship, listening to the Preacher’s sermons, reading church publications, and perhaps going for a walk in the woods. Things have changed but the principles have not. My Dad prayed every day in family prayers, “O Lord, may the smile of Your approval be upon our lives.”

Yours for living to the Glory of God!

David

P.S.┬áHave you ever sent my blog to a friend? I don’t know how to do this, but I’m told it’s done by a couple of clicks (my son says you can cut and paste the “100words.ca” web address from your web browser into an email or onto Facebook). The next generations make it look so easy, and I sometimes feel that I’m still in the horse and buggy era. Ha! But I’m enjoying life right where I am!

Looking toward the south-west from the Acropolis in Athens, you can see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus amphitheater that was built on the south slope in 161 AD. In the distance you can also see the Philopappos Hill.

Looking toward the south-west from the Acropolis in Athens, you can see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus amphitheater that was built on the south slope in 161 AD. In the distance you can also see the Philopappos Hill.

13 thoughts on “Saturday, February 25, 2017

  1. Amen to the scripture, message and photos. Yes, David, I have sent out the blog to friends and on facebook. May it continue to spread to every corner of the world so all may partake in its fruitfulness and know the love of our Saviour. Praying for your continued healing, dear David. Wishing all saints a most blessed day in the Lord!

    “O our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name!
    1 Chr 29:13 NLT

    I Sing Praises To Your Name! Jentezen Franklin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXl7BNyYP2w

  2. Yes, David, I put the video version on Facebook every day with also a little comment of my own as well which accents yours. Meditating on God’s Word today and prayer Pastor David. The snow is going gradually here. God is faithful!

  3. Isn t it great David that the Lord has give us children that know more then we do about all this new technical means of communicating with one another, and spreading the good news of the Gospel.

    You are doing a fine job each day sending out this blog to more people then you will ever imagine. Blessings on you and Norma Jean today.

  4. I just received a prayer request for a little girl (Olivia) who has been admitted to Peterboroughwith pneumonia, tonsillitis and a ear infection with high fever. Please pray for her.

    • Father in Heaven I bring Olivia before you, I pray for your intervention on her behalf and I ask, in the Mighty Name of Jesus for wisdom and guidance for those attending to Olivia’s needs, that only that which she needs will be done for her, and that she would be totally healed, Jesus I ask this in Your Holy Name, Amen!!

      • Dear David my sister anld I are fervently praying for you and your
        Ailments . We ask Christ to touch you inyour body We ask Christ to show you favor and heal your body. To us you are the Billy Graham of Vanada. We also. Pray for Lmuch loved by your wifepartner Norma Jean and her struggles as she takes. This journey with. You’re an ioinspiration cto all of us., May God Bless you all in Christ Nancy Wigmore and Jpyce Bauder

    • Lord we lift this little girl Olivia to You for Your Divine touch and healing! This healing will touch other members of her family and will begin to strengthen their faith in You. Thank you Lord for the forgiveness of ALL our sins! We pray in Jesus Name AMEN

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