Saturday, March 25, 2017

WANT WISDOM?

Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 18

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

 

Here is a spear and shield carved into what was a mantle in the ancient city of Philippi, Greece.

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

 

Key Verse: 1 Samuel 18:14

And David behaved wisely in all his ways, and the Lord was with him.

The Lord promises wisdom to all who ask Him for it. James 1:5 gives us this guarantee. Here is a New Testament reading for today (James 1:1-12). David not only behaved wisely himself, but he taught his son Solomon wisdom (Proverbs 4:1-9). Saul’s successes caused him to become arrogant. David’s successes brought him closer to God. Saul lived for self. David lived for God. Because Saul lived for himself, he became jealous of David. Saul’s focus was not on God’s future purpose for Israel but on protecting his own position. Many leaders have fallen into this trap over the years. There are at least three lessons to be learned from today’s reading: (1) God will fight our battles. (2) We don’t have to strive to further our own cause. (3) Serve God wholeheartedly.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, Your Word teaches me that “He who wins souls is wise” (Proverbs 11:30b). You’ve called me to be a soul winner. Therefore, I pray for wisdom to be given to me so that I may win someone to You. I believe Your Word, and I believe that when I engage someone in conversation, I will speak wise words. I pray this through Jesus Christ, Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

From personal experience I know that when I’ve not prayed first for wisdom, I’ve done more harm than good. My passion is to win souls to Jesus. After He had given “living water” to the woman at the well, she brought the people of her village out to meet Him. As they approached, Jesus said to His followers, “Lift up your eyes, and look at the fields, for they are already ripe for harvest” (John 4:35b). I’m deeply moved as I think of that scene. Jesus was so very wise. This precious woman had been married to five husbands, and at that point she was living with a man who was not her husband. Jesus didn’t condemn her. He quenched her thirst with living water. His Words are that “living water.” He changed her life forever! I’m drinking every morning and throughout the day by thinking of His Words which I’ve read earlier. Read with me if you have time from John 7:37-38.

Yours for winning souls to Jesus,

David

P.S. God surely gives our telephone prayer partners soul-winning wisdom. Feel free to give someone you want to bring to Jesus the toll free telephone number 1-866-273-4444. Every day and every night, without fail, precious people are being led to Jesus on those phones. If you need someone to pray with you about any concern, feel free to call. As the promotional slogan on the 100 Huntley Street telecast says, “We’re here for you!” For anyone who might want to help us out by becoming one of our telephone prayer partners, here is some info.

P.P.S. Yesterday’s blog had a picture of a poster signed by Mickey Rooney. Tomorrow, God willing, I’ll tell you about the wisdom which brought Mickey to Jesus. He called our prayer lines. Please encourage others to call us too!!!

David and King Saul, as depicted in the TV miniseries THE BIBLE.

15 thoughts on “Saturday, March 25, 2017

  1. My prayer is that each one of us who is part of this blog will be filled with the wisdom, joy and boldness of our Lord as He gives us opportunities to share the Good News with precious souls this Easter season ☺

  2. Amen and thank you Pastor David and Deanna. Another good blog today. Was up early this morning to carry urgent prayer needs to the Lord. Praying for you Pastor David. God is so good and presense is so near. Trust we all have a fruitful day today. Ger

  3. Amen! Ger.

    Continuing to pray for all who have special needs that God
    would be merciful to them & draw them close to Him,
    in Jesus’ Precious Name, Amen!
    Our God is good and His Mercies Endure Forever!
    Praise His Holy Name! Amen!

  4. With all the immigrants and refugees coming to Canada with little knowledge of English, there is a great need for volunteers for English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. Many of these programs are offered free or at little cost at various churches. In my city, there is an organization called ESL Cooperative Ministries, which links the various places which offer help for newcomers.

    These are great opportunities for Christians to extend hospitality, love and help to those who are in need. The people you help are ever so grateful, and they get to experience Christian charity in action. You can use the gifts God has given you, and these ESL programs are always looking for volunteers.

    May God bless each of you as you seek to serve our Lord and King, who always has time for the needy. In Jesus’ name, amen.

  5. Thank you Joy. God bless you. We need to pray for our schools as Islamic prayers are being allowed in as in Peel County, ON. Just watched a near riot at a public school board meeting there.

  6. “All the muddy waters of my life cleared up when I gave myself to Christ” Mickey Rooney
    …..the above written on a picture of Mickey….In the bottom left corner is the word “Guidepost”.

    I have a picture I wish I could share with you.I did not know he had become a Christian until I saw it.My heart smiled.

    I just googled the quote,his name and “Guideposts” and there was the same picture:

    https://www.facebook.com/guideposts/photos/a.105047740627.111886.78775325627/10152409839660628/

    Thanks,David.God bless

  7. What a difference in attitude and character between David and Saul!!
    How sad, Saul’s self-centeredness, disobedience. destroyed him’; while David’s turning to God for help, and David’s concern for others, raised him up.

    Reynold your photo’s contain such unique and interesting settings; this morning’s is especially so. Thank you for sharing them with us!!

    Thank you for sharing Mickey Rooney’ story with us. Just goes to show, God can reach us wherever we are, and however we are, He is no respecter of persons!!! Praise His Holy Name!!

  8. Yesterday, I didn’t make a post about the scripture reading or excellent message from David. The seven deadly sins of pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth came to mind. Saul is a perfect example of this and his sin became deadly for him. Jesus was so very wise, indeed, in his dealing with the Samaritan woman at the well. He didn’t chastise her but spoke lovingly to her that she would go and receive God, which is exactly what she did. I remember a Pastor telling this story to his congregation and saying “Jesus said, go get married,” which is not at all true. Jesus said, “go sin no more.” The Pastor’s spin on that scripture put judgment on women that marriage is the only acceptable means of rectifying sin. That shows how human Pastors are but is very dangerous because it is misleading and does not teach the way Jesus did.

  9. Good morning 100 words,
    I am still having trouble receiving the blog. I have been a member from the beginning. I pray this can be remedied.

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