Sunday, December 3, 2017

FRET NOT

Today’s Reading: Proverbs 24

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“The White Tower” is a monument and museum on the waterfront of the city of Thessalonica, capital of the region of Macedonia in northern Greece and a symbol of Greek sovereignty over Macedonia. Our key verse speaks of building wisely. Jesus said, “Which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost (Luke 14:28a)?” At the very least, the cost of building our households wisely is the daily practice of reading the Word of God and spending time in prayer.

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Key Verses: Proverbs 24:3-4

Through wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding it is established;
By knowledge the rooms are filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.

 

The repetition of the word “lips” stands out in today’s reading. We may have heard the saying, “Loose lips sink ships.” The message is clear. Our words can make trouble (24:2), can deceive (24:28), or can provide a right answer (24:26). The word “evil” is also repeated several times. Firstly, there is a warning against making people who do evil our heroes (24:1). Our children need to be on guard against making people whose lives are a mess, such as some movie stars or some rock stars, their heroes. There are some great and godly people who work in making movies, music, or other areas of life, that we can present to the next generations. Secondly, “Do not fret because of evildoers” (24:19a)! Why not worry about it? Because, “The lamp of the wicked will be put out” (24:20b). When we pray fervently for others, we gain a long-term view of life and, as our key verses tell us, we build our household wisely and fill all the rooms with good things!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray for wisdom along with the determination to fill my house with understanding and knowledge, so that I will surround my life and the lives of my family and friends who visit me with precious and pleasant riches…riches of love, joy, peace, truth and all the characteristics of Jesus, in Whose Name I ask these blessings, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

As I came to the end of Proverbs 24, I read, “A little sleep, a little slumber…” I enjoy and thrive on the life discipline of early mornings to which God has called me, and the older I get, I like change less and less (24:21b). Nevertheless, I am determined that I will “fret not! It was 1993 when Dr. R.K. Harrison went to Heaven. Here is an interview I did with this outstanding man of God and true scholar who was the primary New Testament translator for the NKJV (click here).

Yours for building our households with wisdom and filling the rooms with precious and pleasant knowledge,

David

P.S. I sometimes get a little lonely for our old studio building at 100 Huntley Street, Toronto, where the interview with Professor Harrison took place. Truly this was a building where the rooms were “filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” We moved from there in 1992. Below is a picture of the front of that special building.

22 thoughts on “Sunday, December 3, 2017

  1. Wonderful memories shared by David, in this morning’s blog. Today marks the one year anniversary of my mother Jean’s passing–missing you, Mom! How sweet is the fellowship of time. Wishing all saints a blessed day in the Lord.

    Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thes 5:16-18 ESV

    Glimmer in the Dust – Hillsong United //With Lyrics//
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtDc94jYduQ

  2. Amen Irene and Beverlee, I enjoyed hearing the interview with Dr Harrison. Our Local Church is really into teaching that the Bible is the TRUTH and not to taken lightly.
    Little Judah had ten seizures but when they did an MRI they found that the tumours are shrinking. They upgraded his meds and hasn’t had a seizure since. I just received this info yesterday. Praise God and thank you all for your continued prayer. Also my dear husband is going in for surgery on his back on Monday Dec. 11. He is having a spinal fusion, I would appreciate prayer on his behalf. Blessings to all, Eleanor M.

    • PRAISE THE LORD FOR JUDAH’S GOOD HEALTH!

      Praying that surgery goes well for your husband Eleanor, that he will heal very quickly and able to enjoy all his activities in his life and be able to serve the Lord as God leads him!
      Blessings

  3. Thank you for the promising update on baby Judah, Eleanor. Holding your husband in prayer for his upcoming surgery, Eleanor–I know what that’s like. Will keep him and Judah in continued prayer. Strength fo r you, also.

  4. “With boldness, therefore, at the throne
    Let us make all our sorrows known
    And ask the aid of heavenly power
    To help us in the evil hour.”
    A.W. Tozer, The Attributes of God, pp. 94-95

  5. Thank for the photo of your Toronto studio…I had the pleasure of participating in one of your morning TV programs; and have a photo of myself there. I think it was in the mid 80’s I was there.

    And also remember seeing the construction of the your building in Burlington as you kept us abreast with its construction in between TV programs. Also had the pleasure being in the building. Unfortunately it was in the summer and did not include special activities.

    What a great key verse!
    Our message this morning what taken from “Behold the Lamb” A Powerful Word!!!

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