Thursday, November 9, 2017

THE SNARE/TRAP

Today’s┬áReading: Psalms 140-142

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This is the Parliament House in Athens, Greece. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located at the bottom of a high wall surrounding the Parliament Building. On this wall is a relief that depicts a fallen soldier which is surrounded by quotations from Pericles’ funeral oration. Two sentry boxes on either side of the tomb have small canopies to protect the guards against the sun. Psalm 141:3 is a prayer for God to “Set a guard over my mouth. Keep watch over the door of my lips.” This prayer should be prayed by all politicians and in our case at Crossroads, all who seek to communicate God’s thoughts expressed in His Word by the use of all forms of media.

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Key Verses: Psalm 141:3, 9

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;

Keep watch over the door of my lips.

…Keep me from the snares they have laid for me,

And from the traps of the workers of iniquity.

 

Common to all three Psalms in today’s reading is David’s recognition that snares have been laid to trap him with wickedness, iniquity, and isolation. In each of his compositions we learn that David turned to God for protection and deliverance! When we pray and ask God for His intervention in our lives, God says, “Yes!” A New Testament reading which confirms God’s answer to the prayers of our key verses is 1 Corinthians 10:11-13. God promised us a way of escape from every trap or snare that has the potential to destroy us (and He cannot lie). God, Paul declares, will “MAKE THE WAY OF ESCAPE!” God has shown us the escape plan, but it’s up to us to run for it! Our escape from the snares of the world, the flesh, and the devil is the CROSS OF CHRIST! For believers in Jesus, His Name stands for all He is and does. Proverbs 18:10 says, “The Name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.” Amen!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray the words of the key verses: “Set a guard…over my mouth;… over the door of my lips…keep me from the snares…and from the traps.” As Psalm 142:5 says, “I cried out to you, O Lord…” I do that now! I confess, “You are my Refuge!” I pray this in the Name of my Strong Tower, the Lord Jesus Christ! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

On November 11th in Canada, we’re remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom. Because of this freedom, Brit Hume, a former White House correspondent for ABC News, on live worldwide TV, looked into the camera and spoke directly to golfer Tiger Woods, who had messed up his life badly, and said, approximately, “Tiger, you need Jesus!” God surely caused Brit to speak boldly and wisely. For decades on the 100 Huntley Street┬ádaily telecast, I never went on air without praying, “God, please put a watch (or guard) over my mouth!”

Yours to be on guard, protecting each of us from all the snares and traps that sin, self, the devil, and other people may set for us!!!

David

P.S. Here is an interview with Brit Hume from the Christianity Today magazine.

19 thoughts on “Thursday, November 9, 2017

  1. Oh, yes, Lord. Set a guard over our mouths and keep watch over the doors of our lips. May the words we speak and songs we sing be in adoration and praise of You, all the days of our lives. We worship and adore You, Lord! Blessings fellow saints! May your day be filled with love peace and joy!

    But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Mt 6:33 KJV

    First Love // Official Lyric Video // Jonathan & Melissa Helser
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R22DtL-mC-o

  2. Good morning everyone, This is the day that The Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.

    From yesterdays blog: Sah I have just prayed that The Lord will provide for you, according to His riches in Glory through Christ Jesus our Lord. it is wonderful that you can be so positive through whatyou have to contend with. Bless you dear sister-in-Christ you are an inspiration to others. Eleanor M.

  3. Dear Ladies
    Last night my
    devotional reading
    from Daily Bread
    was from Psalms
    141.Titled Think Before You Speak.
    cross reference Ps19.14.

  4. I remember writing the reference of the key verse on my hand when I wanted to clam up on occasion. It worked well when I was tempted. God bless you, all you saints.

  5. I was praying for a young guy who lost everything! His wife walked out, took everything even cutlery, bedding, beds etc……he needs prayer for God to supply the material things he needs and to start the road to forgiving the other person! Yes, God was trying to get his attention and this young guy realizes this so…that is the first step…
    blessings to all

    please continue to pray for me for a financial breakthrough……I can’t go forwards, back, or sideways until debts are paid and the Only Person who can help is my Lord God Almighty!

    So love the music Beverlee Kay! TY and God bless you!

  6. I think I am going to loose my mind! I can’t get financial help for my swimming! I am a senior on a fixed income; I deal with a mental illness daily; I have prayed for a financial breakthroug! Lord, please help me, I am going through this downward spiral; I’ve had to deal with this illness all my life! Lord please help me! Please help me Lord, please in Jesus Name AMEN

    • Lord God, our Jehovah Jireh, we bring Sah before You. You know what her needs are, Lord. She is desperately calling out to You to supply her financial needs. Swimming is essential to her, Lord. Please open all doors to help her through this time and bring the financial miracle she needs. We trust You, Lord, to provide for her. She is Your child. In Jesus’ precious Name, amen, amen, and amen.

  7. Lord Jesus I pray for Your intervention in Sah’s life and need. You are a God of the Impossible. I pray that this apparent impossible financial situation in Sah’s be turned into “POSSIBLE”, in fulfilling here NEED!!! I also pray her emotional imbalance will be restored to wholeness in You Jesus!!! Thank you Jesus, Amen!!

    • God bless you Lianne and thank you for your prayers also. I suffer with a mental illness, I try and trust in the Lord for His help daily! Finances are a big problem for me! Need His Help! Need a FINANCIAL MIRACLE!
      TY for all the prayers, you all are so very special to me and to others on this web site!
      THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS…

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