Saturday, November 9, 2019

THE SNARE/TRAP

Today’s Reading: Psalms 140-142

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This is the Parliament House in Athens, Greece. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located at the bottom of a high wall surrounding the Parliament Building. On this wall is a relief that depicts a fallen soldier which is surrounded by quotations from Pericles’ funeral oration. Two sentry boxes on either side of the tomb have small canopies to protect the guards against the sun. Psalm 141:3 is a prayer for God to “Set a guard over my mouth. Keep watch over the door of my lips.” This prayer should be prayed by all politicians and in our case at Crossroads, all who seek to communicate God’s thoughts expressed in His Word by the use of all forms of media.

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Key Verses: Psalm 141:3, 9

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;

Keep watch over the door of my lips.

…Keep me from the snares they have laid for me,

And from the traps of the workers of iniquity.

 

Common to all three Psalms in today’s reading is David’s recognition that snares have been laid to trap him with wickedness, iniquity, and isolation. In each of his compositions we learn that David turned to God for protection and deliverance! When we pray and ask God for His intervention in our lives, God says, “Yes!” A New Testament reading which confirms God’s answer to the prayers of our key verses is 1 Corinthians 10:11-13. God promised us a way of escape from every trap or snare that has the potential to destroy us (and He cannot lie). God, Paul declares, will “MAKE THE WAY OF ESCAPE!” God has shown us the escape plan, but it’s up to us to run for it! Our escape from the snares of the world, the flesh, and the devil is the CROSS OF CHRIST! For believers in Jesus, His Name stands for all He is and does. Proverbs 18:10 says, “The Name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.” Amen!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray the words of the key verses: “Set a guard…over my mouth;… over the door of my lips…keep me from the snares…and from the traps.” As Psalm 142:5 says, “I cried out to you, O Lord…” I do that now! I confess, “You are my Refuge!” I pray this in the Name of my Strong Tower, the Lord Jesus Christ! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

On November 11th in Canada, we’re remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom. Because of this freedom, Brit Hume, a former White House correspondent for ABC News, on live worldwide TV, looked into the camera and spoke directly to golfer Tiger Woods, who had messed up his life badly, and said, approximately, “Tiger, you need Jesus!” God surely caused Brit to speak boldly and wisely. For decades on the 100 Huntley Street daily telecast, I never went on air without praying, “God, please put a watch (or guard) over my mouth!”

Yours to be on guard, protecting each of us from all the snares and traps that sin, self, the devil, and other people may set for us!!!

David

P.S. Here is an interview with Brit Hume from the Christianity Today magazine.

29 thoughts on “Saturday, November 9, 2019

  1. Read yesterday’s posts this morning, and joining you all in heartfelt prayers for Ann, Lisa, Tyler and Samantha. We look to Him, who is the perfect Healer of all that ails us – physically, mentally, and emotionally. He is the Pain Taker, the Chain Breaker and the Way Maker. Praise His Name!

      • Deanna:I also am agreeing in prayer with you for all of these dear people. The Lord hears our prayers.
        I may have told you, that Gavin my grandson had brain surgery in May, what I didn’t mention was that he tried to take his own life. He wasn’t expected to make it through the night. BUT GOD had another plan, he is coming along very well but still has problems with his right leg and arm. he turned 18 in August.
        It has been hard on me and my husband as we can’t go to Texas because of Edward’s MDS Leukemia. He is doing ok but the Oncologist says his blood could drop quickly.
        Praise the Lord our is ABLE, Blessings to all Eleanor M.

    • Amen,Deanna.Prayer accomplishes more than we will ever know…on earth.He is the great “I AM” !
      The Secret (Seeds Of Peace)

      May seeds of peace find a home in your heart,
      May forgiveness help mend each broken part,
      For you are worthy when the last sunset falls
      To cross that bridge when the trumpet calls.
      So be not of sorrow for those gone ahead,
      They are more happy than we who are dead,
      For most of us fail to learn how to live,
      The secret is to open your heart and just give,
      For this is the way our Savior had taught,
      But through Satan’s lies,His words we forgot,
      So as time grows shorter we must reawaken,
      To remind the world of His love forsaken.
      ..G W (Bill)Marshall

    • Deanna, I also am praying for all the people you mentioned, as well as Eleanor’s grandson Gavin. I also pray for healing for all fellow bloggers who need it.

    • TY Lord for all the precious children of the Most High God and all their postings; Lord You know who needs Your Healing Touch; we Thank you Lord for that that Healing…..
      just to remind all……….I always read the postings and I sometimes post in the wee hours of the morning also, due to a sleep disorder; BUT I do know that many read these posts, and I am thankful to be able to do so because this prayer line goes around the world, amen amen amen

      I will post a THANKSGIVING PRAYER AT THE END….

  2. Good morning dear precious bloggers thank you to those people who responded to my prayer request your comments thoughts and prayers are greatly very greatly appreciated from the bottom of my heart God bless you all and amen

  3. Prayers for all names mentioned this morning. I too, enjoy reading and praying for all posts. So good to know we are not alone.

    May God richly bless all bloggers today.

  4. Thank You, Lord, for You are good. Thank You for reminding us of this again and again, through nature, through people, through your Word, but all because You are there, breathing life through your Holy Spirit. You are the King of all and You are worthy of all praise.
    Please help us , as David and Paul reminded us, to see the way out of temptation, and give us the wisdom to choose your ways.
    We join with our brothers and sisters to ask for your help and mercy in all the specific situations they have mentioned – for healing, comfort, wisdom, provision, counsel. We are truly needy people, Lord, and we truly ask for your mighty hand on us.
    You are the rightful King of kings, Lord God, yet You care for the least of us. We thank You for that, Lord, and ask that You be exalted throughout all this world, from the least to the greatest, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  5. THANK YOU LORD,, THANK YOU…..PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME; THANK YOU LORD;
    a young man was smoking pot last year; I’ve known him for years; I shared that I was not happy with his decision to smoke the “crap” but I told him I would ask God to help him………
    last night or early this morning 2 a.m. at 7/11 he walked in and came straight to me and told me he had quit smoking the junk and was in first 30 days of the program and had 60 more to go and was attending classes to become a male nurse….so, again I shouted for JOY, PRAISING THE LORD AND HUGGING this young man…….I am still on Cloud 9, I told him I am so proud of him, I shared that I prayed always for him and his family, and just began laughing and dancing with thanksgiving in my heart to the Lord from bringing about this wonderful deliverance…….AMEN AMEN AMEN
    I pray the Lord will help other people in the same manner……give them total deliverance from drugs….THANK YOU LORD

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