Monday, March 25, 2019

WANT WISDOM?

Today’sĀ Reading: 1 Samuel 18

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

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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 sloganĀ 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.

5 thoughts on “Monday, March 25, 2019

  1. I just browsed yesterday’s comments,and I pray it be God’s will for healing for those mentioned,especially a young child.Today’s prayer lines are wide open for prayer partners and for praying.
    David knew who held his hand in battle…(I just realized that also applies to Pastor David.).I wrote a grief poem where I wanted to show a grieving mother that faith is the best weapon against grief.The last lines remind them that Jesus has the hand of their child in heaven and at the same time He has their hand too !It’s just another simple poem with a good message.I may as well post the whole thing.God bless your day:
    His Other Hand

    Do not linger in your sorrow,
    For your grief just brings fear,
    I want for you a happy tomorrow,
    For our hearts are always near.

    Keep always looking to the sky,
    For in it’s beauty truth is found
    And like me,truth does not die,
    While in truth can love expound.

    Take hold of His outstretched hand,
    Keep Him as close as I would be,
    For what you fail to understand,
    Is His other hand is holding me.
    G W (Bill) Marshall / Dec 3,2012

    My post appears to be not going through but when I retry the site says it’s a ‘duplicate post’.I hope this hasn’t caused a problem.God bless David’s blog.

  2. My prayer too for God’s wisdom to guide me in all my ways, always, than You Father, I pray in the Mighty Name of Jesus: Holy Spirit You are welcome in this place; in my heart!! Amen and Amen!!!

    Saints, be blessed in the Lord this His Day!!

    Thank you Ron and Ann and Reynold for your faithfulness in posting this daily manna!!

  3. Yes, blessings upon Ron, Ann, Reynold and all the Mainse family for keeping this blog going. Just read in a devotional this morning that when we pray the scriptures we have a sure cheque that will cash in the bank of Heaven. Each week brings new challenges and opportunities and situations to pray for in this world. May the Lord bless your week.

  4. in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia a person cannot phone 100 Huntley Street on their toll free number….haven’t been able to do this for maybe 3-4 years,there is a message, no space to call…… I don’t know if anyone ever checks these phone lines……it is frustrating.
    blessings to all

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