Tuesday, May 21, 2019

PEOPLE IN CRISIS

Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 17

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Dan is described as the northernmost city of the Kingdom of Israel. The children of Dan went up to fight against Leshem. The Danites, finding their inheritance too small, decided to enlarge its boundaries by the sword; and, having conquered Leshem (Laish), they planted a colony there, calling the new settlement by the name of Dan. Seen here is one of the remaining walls of the ancient city of Dan and the Scripture cut into the metal is Joshua 19:47.

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Key Verse: 2 Kings 17:18

Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them from His sight; there was none left but the tribe of Judah alone.

God gave the 10 tribes of the north every opportunity to repent. He sent mighty prophets like Elijah and Elisha, but the leaders and the majority of the people did not listen and change their ways. God does not always strive with us. However, He does seek to move us to Himself in a variety of ways. If we do not respond, the time comes when God must put the emphasis on righteousness and His holy nature must eventually seek justice and judgment. Genesis 6:3 tells us that God said, “My Spirit shall not always strive with man forever.” The Apostle Peter picks up this theme of Noah and God’s judgment in 1 Peter 3:18-22 and 4:1-8. Our salvation is secure in Christ! But in the north of Israel, those who were following God closely were swept up in the destruction and relocation actions of the Assyrian King. War and destruction is happening in our time. It is absolutely essential that we seek to be salt and light in our entire country, as well as the whole world.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your ministry to the people who lived in the north such as the Samaritans who descended from those who were relocated there by the Assyrian king. You care about people everywhere! I pray that I will love and seek to bless all people everywhere in every way I can. Most of all, Lord, may I witness to Your Salvation and may I support world missions in a generous and sacrificial way. In Your Name I pray, Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

There are Christian missions all over the world. Brian Stewart, for many years the senior foreign correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, tells of his camera operator somewhere in Africa saying approximately, “I wish that just once we could go to a remote place where a missionary does not walk out of the jungle to greet us.” This witness brought Brian back to his childhood faith which he had set aside during his university years. Countries such as South Korea have become powerful missionary-sending countries. It is impossible to follow Jesus closely without caring deeply about world missions.

Yours for living right in God’s sight, sharing God’s love, and teaching in word and deed the person of Jesus Christ,

David

12 thoughts on “Tuesday, May 21, 2019

  1. “But the LORD your God you shall fear; and He will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies.” We are the salt and light of the world. Lord God, we hold to Your word and truth. We give thanks and praise for all You have done for us and for Your eternal love. Wishing all saints a blessed day in the Lord.

    “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 ESV

    There We Rise – Eric & Monique with lyrics
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMnfTtbB18c

    • Dear Beverlee and fellow bloggers , could you please pray for my 17 yr old grandson Gavin in Texas. He had surgery last night on his brain. He went through the op late last night and now we wait to see how he makes out. My daughter is by his side and she has close friends to help her. Wish Edward and I could be there but he isn’t up to the trip and I can’t leave him. Pray that Gavin will come through this without any brain damage. Thank you so much Eleanor M. PS will try to get back to you later.

      • Dear Eleanor,
        I am sorry to hear of what you and your family are going through. I pray that God will give you His peace, as you await news of your grandson.

        Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you in the Name that is above all names, the name of Jesus! Lord I bring Gavin before your throne of mercy and grace and I ask that your healing power will overshadow him. I pray that he will come through this surgery without complications. May his brain be perfectly healthy, physically as well as emotionally and spiritually speaking. Speak to Gavin and assure him of your love and constant presence with him. Give him a great testimony to tell so that you will get much glory, as a result. Be with His parents, grandparents and the whole family. Give them all the assurance that you are in charge of Gavin’s life and are in control of the situation.
        I thank you Father, in advance, for what you will do in this young man’s life! Amen and amen!

        Please keep us updated, Eleanor. God richly bless you and your whole family

      • Dear, dear Eleanor, I am praying for your grandson Gavin, that God will heal him, also asking for Peace and Hope for his family. God is the blessed controller of ALL things.

      • We pray in unison, to our Heavenly Father, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and to the sanctity of the Holy Spirit for Eleanor and Edward’s grandson, Gavin. Jehovah Rapha, God of Healing, Jehovah Jireh, God of Provision, God our Fortress and Protector, oh Lord Adonai–to You do we call. Cover this young man with Your precious Blood and alleviate all swelling in his brain. Give it time to rest and heal and be well again. For this we pray with total confidence that he will be well. Take away the worry of his mother and father and grandparents and give them rest. May a sense of peace and well being come over them. Angels be in every inch of Gavin’s hospital room and around his bed as a guard of protection about him. For this we saints pray, with total trust in You Lord Jesus Christ. Amen, amen, and amen.

  2. Dear Eleanor my thoughts and prayers are with you at this moment so God bless you and keep you in his love and in his care to your family to your children and grandchildren and your entire family we know that Jesus is the greatest physician and the greatest doctor in the world so if anyone can heal your grandson it’s Jesus may he wrap your arms of Loving Care around you today and may you feel his presence in such a powerful and him Mighty way and be reassured that we as bloggers will be praying for you today God bless you and all bloggers today amen

  3. Yes, I agree in prayer for your beloved grandson Gauvin Eleanor that he will come through this surgery successfully and there will be no ill effects. Give him peace, a stillness and strength during his road to recovery and also for his parents and grandparents. May his eyes be turned to you Lord. We ask this in your precious and holy name Jesus. Amen!

  4. Thank you dear friends for all your prayers., Gavin is resting, there hasn’t been much change. We are so thankful to God that he came through the surgery and trusting that he will be completely restored to health.
    I will try to let you know tomorrow how he is doing. Thanks again Eleanor M.

  5. I’m late at reading blog comments, I have repeated the above prayers and am in agreement. Father God is in control. May you Eleanor and your family be at peace while Gavin rests and gets better.
    I will check in tomorrow to see how things are going.
    Oh Lord, please bless this family.

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