Saturday, July 6, 2019

ROLLER COASTER RESULTS

Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 26-28

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

Looking east through the Valley of Hinnom (also known as the Valley of Gehenna) in Jerusalem. In today’s reading, it is referred to as “The Valley of the Son of Hinnom,” where Ahaz committed evil acts (2 Chronicles 28:3).

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

 

Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 26:5

He sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God; and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.

 

The history of Judah is like a roller coaster. Two Kings, Uzziah, and his son Jotham, did what was right. God blessed them and all of Judah. The grandson, Ahaz, did evil when he became king, and we’ve learned by now that when God is not honoured and wanted, He withdraws and the result is disaster. Let’s look more closely at the action and the results. (1) Uzziah “sought the Lord.” Result – “God made him to prosper.” (2) Jotham “prepared his ways before the Lord his God.” Result – “He became mighty.” (3) Ahaz “became increasingly unfaithful to the Lord.” Result – “The ruin of him and all Israel.”

Let us not despair. We expect to meet a truly Godly leader in tomorrow’s reading, Uzziah’s great-grandson, Hezekiah.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Father God, grant grace and wisdom to me that I may influence family members and others in Your ways of doing what is right in Your sight. I pray that I may successfully communicate the fact that You will not force Your blessings on those who, by their free will, turn away from You and from doing what is right in Your sight. Grant Your favour upon us all I pray fervently. In Jesus’ Name I ask these requests, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I have a Bible open beside me as I type, and when I think about it, I’m amazed by some of the stories and people that have made that possible. For example, we rarely hear of Myles Coverdale. He made a complete translation of the Bible into English 76 years before the King James authorized version was published. The impact of Coverdale’s translation on the English language is immense! William Shakespeare quoted approximately 2,500 verses out of this amazing translation in his plays. Shakespeare’s plays were performed in outdoor theatres to hundreds of thousands of people during, and after, his lifetime. Many of these statements have passed into our language without people knowing their source. Of course, there were others, such as William Tyndale and John Wycliffe, who made amazing efforts to get God’s Word to everyone. Before the Latin translation by Jerome was made the official Bible of the Roman Empire, there may have been as many as 200 other languages into which at least part of the Scriptures had been translated and written on sheep’s skin or papyrus. I highly treasure my Bible. For that reason, I’m making this daily blog with the prayer that others, who may not otherwise read the Bible in depth from cover to cover with a measure of understanding, will do so and be blessed! (click here for more information on Myles Coverdale).

Yours for a greater appreciation of our Bibles,

David

P.S. I recorded a video for the special 100 Huntley Street Canada Day live broadcast from Kingston, Ontario [July 1, 2017]. If you’d like to hear what I said, you can watch it HERE.

Looking south from the hills of Samaria in the direction of Jerusalem, which lies just over the horizon.

 

7 thoughts on “Saturday, July 6, 2019

  1. Thanks so much for this blog being continued and David’s wise words in print for all to be blessed with. “Measure of understanding” was the clincher for me but after staying with this study for so long and just living life day in and day out my bible reading and understanding improves. Thank u, thank u, thank u David Mainse et al.
    Winston Churchill observed: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
    Blessings on all saints I pray.

  2. Prayed David’s prayer this morning. Amen Lynda; thank you for your post. With David, I can say I love my Bible as well. And thank you David for making this blog a reality. Looks like thunderstorms today for us. Blessings on all saints!

  3. Really enjoyed the cross Canada broadcasts & into David’s Celebration of Life that followed. Saw lots of people in them from over the years. What a tribute to him & the goodness of God .

  4. Please continue to pray for David, Pastor of a church in Brantford, On , who is taking chemo for a return of cancer. He’s Norma Jean’s nephew.

    • Lord TY for Doreen and bless her for her concern over David’s complete healing; Lord You are Our Healer, we ask You to touch David and that his body will be completely renewed.we pray Lord You will bless the Mainse family, Lord we know that You see, hear, and know all, we Thank You for Your daily unconditional love and forgiveness; in Jesus Name we Pray amen

  5. in case anyone reads this I really need prayer! There is a person who is a bully who has sort of taken over swim classes and unfortunately the instructor is right involved also and this instructor should not be involved instead should be teaching lessons and not take sides…..it is all in very poor taste,
    so, I need prayers to forgive this whole mess, and I also need prayers for the Lord to grant me a financial breakthrough to clear my debts, help my family and invest some money and just spend time serving others. I love the Lord and I so thankful for all HE has for me in Jesus Name I Pray amen

    WE MUST PRAY TO REBUKE THE DEVIL, WE PLEAD THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB OVER OUR FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS AND OURSELVES TY LORD TY AMEN

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