Sunday, August 27, 2017

THE 4TH FRIEND

Today’s Reading: Job 32-33

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A young boy at Nazareth Village working in the carpentry shop. Nazareth Village depicts what life would have been like for Jesus in the first century AD. Jesus, while still a boy, learned His trade in a shop in Nazareth. The Carpenter’s hands are still at work in our lives.

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

 

Key Verses: Job 32:6-7

So Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, answered and said: “I am young in years, and you are very old; therefore I was afraid, and dared not declare my opinion to you. I said, ‘Age should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.’…”

 

Elihu tells us he is about to give Job his opinion (32:7). We have in Scripture not just someone’s opinion but TRUTH! Again in 32:17 Elihu says he’s full of words, his opinions. Sounds like our radio and television talk show hosts today. Let’s check out our opinions to make sure they line up with the wisdom of the ages given in the inspired Word of God! We can form our opinions by comparing Scripture with Scripture. For example, Job 33:20-21 refers to our physical health. Read Psalm 107:18-20. It surely sounds like anorexia, but there is healing promised, “He sent His Word and healed them.” There’s healing in the Word we study every day. Also, before forming a final opinion about Job, consider 1 Peter 1:7, where we learn to rejoice, “That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, might be found unto praise, honour and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

A correct understanding of suffering does seem to be beyond our human capabilities. It does not occur to Job’s friends or to Job himself that his sufferings are not evidence of God’s judgment on Job, but rather a means of expressing God’s confidence in Job. In gaining an understanding of the sufferings of believers, we may want to read further in 1 Peter 4:12-19.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, I am thinking of Your sufferings on the Cross, not for Your sins, but for mine. I pray that I will, more and more, show a truly genuine and constant repentance for my sin. As You said to the woman who was accused of adultery, “Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more.” Grant me grace, I pray, to live as You lived, Lord Jesus! In Your Name I ask this, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

One Sunday morning, shortly after giving my life to Jesus and receiving the assurance of Salvation, I learned a new prayer song in the Pembroke church: “O to be like Thee! O to be like Thee! Blessed Redeemer, pure as Thou art. Come in Thy sweetness. Come in Thy fullness. Stamp Thine own Image deep on my heart” (click here for this song). O how my heart longed for His purity. Tears would flow down my cheeks as I sang this prayer. Tears still flow! When we see Him someday soon, “We shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is” (1 John 3:2b).

I’ve been involved in creating several different television shows throughout the years. The first one was the weekly Crossroads telecast back in 1962. Then there were children’s and teen’s shows, the daily 100 Huntley Street ministry, documentaries, open-line shows, senior’s shows, etc. I continue to dream of creative new beginnings!

Please keep me in your prayers. I tend to be like the man of whom it was said, “He jumped on his horse and rode off in all directions.” I cried earlier. Now I’m laughing!

Yours for God’s truth to become much more evident in our opinions,

David

P.S. Lorna Dueck and her 100 Huntley Street on-air team just completed the first of two weeks of special programming as we approach the financial year-end for the ministry. Please help to end the year strongly! Click HERE to watch my special video message… and then you can make your support gift by clicking HERE, knowing that your gift will be doubled by a matching challenge grant!

5 thoughts on “Sunday, August 27, 2017

  1. Just letting the administrators of this program that I have not received the blog since August 14. This is an ongoing pattern. Just wondering why this is so hit and miss. I can handle it but others may give up…if they are not receiving this consistently.

    Still keeping up with the book of Job. I remember one elder teacher say about the words of Job – “in the individual statements made by the three miserable comforters are true statement on their own but wrongly applied to Job.

    A powerful book!

    • I haven’t received 100 words in an email for several months, but have kept up with my Bible reading and the blog by googling 100words.ca and haven’t missed one day. We can get the entire blog each day this way.

  2. Thank you David for all those directions you were led to, horse or not. Certainly God, and your obedience to the calls. Including this blog where there is deep teaching and much life modelling. Thank you again. God bless.

    I was a teacher and I know that teaching takes preparation. You are amazingly still doing it at your nice age and with major health challenges. To god be the Glory I believe is your motto. We are learning a lot .

    I read 1Peter 4:12 – 19 . Great verses.

  3. Praise God! “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2

    Yes, Pastor David, well said “Lets check out our opinions and make sure they line up with the wisdom of the ages given in the inspired Word of God”

    Thank you Pastor David for being so faithful in posting this blog daily even not wavering in this your time of need and prayer. May the Lord strengthen and encourage you this day with His anointing healing power. Jesus I pray this in Your Holy Mighty Name. Amen!

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