Monday, September 2, 2019

CELEBRATION

Today’s Reading: Job 41-42

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

 

Pictured above is a homestead in Haran which is now in modern day Turkey. After the Lord called Abraham from Ur of the Chaldees, he settled in Haran for many years (Genesis 11:31; Acts 7:2-4).

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

 

Key Verse: Job 42:10

And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

 

“Behemoth” and “Leviathan” are the names of two roller coaster rides at Canada’s Wonderland just north of Toronto. These creatures have captured the imagination of people everywhere. At the Chinatown parades, an awesome creature that seems to resemble Leviathan snakes its way through the streets. Stories of fire-breathing dragons abound in almost every culture. It does appear that God wants to get people’s attention! His approach worked well for Job and his friends. In sincere humility, Job confessed, “I have uttered what I did not understand” (42:3b). Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar humbled themselves and submitted to God’s instructions for Job to pray for them.

Surprise! Job, who was now about 60 years old, was doubly blessed by God! As we are faithful to God, we can expect that the Lord will bless our “latter days” also. Job’s prayer for his friends was probably a daily discipline in Job’s life. We can learn much from these readings, which conclude today. Tomorrow we move back to the New Testament and Paul’s first letter to the young man, Timothy.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray with all my heart that I will continue learning the lessons Job and his friends learned about You. I sincerely want to hear You well and see You clearly with eyes of understanding. Grant me, I ask You, the discipline and concern necessary to pray fervently and consistently for all who come before me. I pray in the Name of Jesus, the One who went away by Himself every morning to pray, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

According to the last words of the book of Job, there was a great family party. I find it a great joy to celebrate! From time to time I need to relax, break the routine, and simply enjoy life, family and friends. I confess that most of the time I’m too serious, and through the years I’ve learned to celebrate more. I was thinking of Job’s party described in the last seven verses of the book. He must have enjoyed the festivities immensely! My eldest son, our blog photographer, is the father of Elizabeth, wife of David Lee, who gave our family one of the greatest parties when his Toronto Argonauts football team at the time won the Grey Cup (2012). One of my great-grandsons, James Stowell, who was featured yesterday with his dinosaur cap, put on David’s Grey Cup ring (photo below).

Yours in celebration of God speaking through His Word and by His Spirit!

David

 

10 thoughts on “Monday, September 2, 2019

  1. I am so happy to realize that our ministries do not end when we are in our later years! I had wanted to go to a school of ministry with Dr Morris Cerullo this Labour Day weekend but I was unable to travel there (health issues), but the school of ministry was on line also so I have been able to attend after all! This morning @ 9 eastern time, the final session will be on line. It is the anointing service . I have kept up with the blog during this time but I don’t think I commented. Have a great day all. God bless each one.

    • May God bless you as well Doreen, and your class today!

      Yes I find this morning’s blog so encouraging and uplifting, as David
      wrote…. if we are faithful we can expect God to bless us in latter years too…..
      I prayed his prayer….. o Lord give me the discipline and fervency to pray for all who come before me every day….

    • Dear Blessed:
      Lord losing a brother or any member of our family, whether we are related through blood or through God the Father is always sad! We remember the good times we had, the laughter, and we even remember the bad times, the fights we had, the hurt feelings we go through sometimes and hopefully with much prayer we can forgive those who have trespassed against as just as our Heavenly Father has forgiven us.
      I pray your family will take time to grieve; remember how Jesus’ mother Mary grieved the loss of Jesus;
      grieving is a good way to cleanse the soul; we are so fortunate to have our Lord Jesus Christ with us at all times and He understands our feelings; it is ok to be upset with the loss of a family member; again, Jesus Understands;
      dear Blessed we are praying for your family and we know that the Lord is walking with you and He will be with you until you are ok.
      blessings and thank you for letting us know; IJNWPA

  2. Dear Blessed,
    I am sorry to hear of your brother’s passing.
    May the Lord comfort and encourage each family member and give you His peace!
    God bless you!

  3. Dear blessed my sincere condolences at the passing of your brother I pray that God what bring his comfort to you and to your family in this time I’ve lost I pray that God would be so near to you at this time my thoughts my sincere thoughts and sincere prayers are with you at this time and in the days to come sincerely yours Marilyn amen

  4. I wish to thank one and all for your prayers. I know my brother is with Jesus, as is the whole family. My tears are really only being selfish as he is in a far better place. May God richly bless one and all.

    Blessed

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