Monday, November 25, 2019

OXEN

Today’s Reading: Proverbs 14

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Jerash, Jordan, reveals glimpses of splendour that once adorned this city. It was one of the ten cities of the Decapolis mentioned in the Gospel of Mark 5:20. Jesus travelled throughout these cities showing the love of God to the non-Jewish population. These nations were not righteous and they did not experience the promise of Proverbs 14:34.

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Key Verses: Proverbs 14: 26, 34

…In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence,

And His children will have a place of refuge.

…Righteousness exalts a nation,

But sin is a reproach to any people.

 

We should consider verse 27 also, “The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life!” The ultimate in respect, reverence, worship and honour is the main ingredient in “the fear of the Lord.” It’s truly a matter of life and death! Choose Life!!!

Before we consider the second of the key verses, let’s back up to Proverbs 14:4a. “Where no oxen are (the stall), the trough is clean.” When we are involved in life, in government, in business, in caring for others, and in the church, life can get messy. It’s really hard to keep everything as it should be. It may resemble the stall where the oxen are housed. The only way to keep from the mess of everyday life would be to live on an isolated island. But then we, ourselves, would be a mess! We need to live in the middle of the action, pulling the load of our families and our communities with strength that comes from God!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, how Your great heart must be broken over the modern slaughter of the innocents by abortion. Have mercy, O God, I pray. Have mercy on our country and on the many nations (ethnos) who live inside the borders of my country. I pray this for Jesus’ sake, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

In Jerusalem I have stood beside the Hinnom Valley, known in Hebrew as “Gehenna” (translated “Hell”). It was here that the bodies of babies were burned in the fires. I’ve just googled the words “burned his children in the fire” (see 2 Chronicles 28:1-3 and 2 Chronicles 29:1-11). Today our government sanctions the throwing of the bodies of the little ones into incinerators. I pray with weeping. God have mercy! O God, I repent on behalf of our land! Ours is a country for which our founders declared in our official motto that You would have dominion from sea to sea, “Ad mare usque ad mare!” Lord God, we need many Hezekiahs in our Houses of Parliament. Have mercy on us, O God!!!

I’m back to thinking about “Oxen.” “Red Ox Point” on the shore of a lake just north of Kingston, was named because 150 years ago a team of oxen outpulled a team of huge work horses. It is said that oxen have a steady pull and when horses try to pull a load that is too heavy, they will start and stop, start and stop. In that case I would rather be an ox than a horse. Steady progress in righting the evils that plague our land will eventually win the day!

Yours for pulling together as a team!

David

P.S. The picture below depicts the King of Judah about to burn a little life in the fires of the Valley of the Sons of Hinnom, offering a child to be sacrificed to the image of the pagan god Molech. The people of Jerusalem believed that this valley was the entrance to Hell.

 

8 thoughts on “Monday, November 25, 2019

  1. Great information provided. God’s glory reigns in our hearts, today, and forever. Amen, saints of the Living God? May He bless you abundantly, today, and give you peace, love and strength. Holding you in our prayers, dear Ann. Oh, how He loves you, so!!

    The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Hebrews 1:3 NIV

    Glory by Selah – Lyrics
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jEhf5mH7u4

  2. Dear Lord God, please forgive us of all our sins – prone to wander, Lord, I know it – and help each one of your people to get back onto the right path with You. Please protect, heal, and strengthen all your children today. Without You, we are dead, but with You, in You, is life, real life. Please help all people to choose life today. We especially pray for all young people today. Please send workers among them, bearing the precious seed of your Word. In Jesus’s name, amen

  3. “Lord God, we need many Hezekiahs in our Houses of Parliament. Have mercy on us, O God!!! “Amen
    Amen Beverlee and Rob.Praying for Ann too.Today I will let the poems speak since they are messages in the guise of poems:
    WHY Mommy?

    Why did you kill me mommy?
    Why do you seek to be defiled?
    Why was I killed inside your tummy?
    Why could I not be your child?

    Why do you call sex ‘making love’?
    Why is that lie portrayed to be true?
    Why do you hate gifts from above?
    Why do you freely do what you do?

    Why is sex like shaking hands?
    Why can’t you control your lust?
    Why do devils from foreign lands
    Give us laws while stealing our trust?
    G W (Bill) Marshall / 31 July, 2014
    Pro-abortionists from the US came to help
    PEI pro-abortionists change the law and
    legalize the murder of unborn children
    instead of teaching women not to use
    their bodies as amusements parks.
    No copyright intended​

    Under God

    One nation under God that denies Me,
    Will fall apart and be devoured,
    If you refuse my love that’s free,
    As if I am something now soured.

    Your enemies have delivered my warning,
    Therefore turn back to find truth,
    For the wolves only bring mourning
    From the sacrifice of your youth.

    Greed is now what too many now preach,
    For the demon has reached within,
    But you can still change to teach,
    So the children may turn from sin.

    If you allow the wolves in their power,
    To consume with endless thirst,
    Then you are guilty at this hour
    In helping bring about the worst.

    So remove the wolves behind the crown,
    For they are deeply entrenched,
    And let them and their filth drown
    As my laws are tightly clenched.
    G W (Bill) Marshall / 11/09/2013
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  4. Hello Sir, you wrote, “Today our government sanctions the throwing of the bodies of the little ones into incinerators.”.. I wanted and sensed I should relate to you, sadly how very true that statement is!! It happened many, many times in different Residential schools. I have read personal testimonials (and I have friends in the native communities who can verify and were witnesses to these accounts). Testimonials of girls getfimg pregnant after being raped, then when the baby is born the child was thrown ALIVE into a furnace!! This was not an isolated story either! I prayed and grieved so badly the 1st time I read of one of these accounts!. My prayer is that by sharing this, the Ruach HaKodesh would stir believers hearts and spirits into not only praying about this issue in Canada, but for the different First Nations people and communities all across our land and in believers own cities and communties!!

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