Saturday, November 30, 2019

CONTENTIOUS

Today’s Reading: Proverbs 21

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

 

This stone bridge is located in eastern Turkey at the entrance to Tarsus, home of the Apostle Paul, on the Ankara – Adana Road. This bridge, with three arches, was restored in 1978 and continued to handle all of the traffic until very recently. Because goods to be sold were taxed when crossing this bridge, it was given the name “Bac” (tax) bridge. With Christmas shopping underway, our governments will take in huge amounts in taxes on the goods we purchase. It’s great to give of our own free will to meet human need and, in our country, receive a charitable receipt which can help lower the amount of taxes we pay.

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

 

Key Verses: Proverbs 21:13

Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor
Will also cry himself and not be heard.

 

Today’s reading contains instruction for the proper use of wealth. God does not condemn the possession of riches as long as they are procured in a legitimate manner and used in a God-honouring way. Our key verse makes it clear that one of the proper uses of wealth is to help people in need. Failure to do this is so serious a matter that the person who does not help when it is in their power to do so will cry someday and not be heard in their day of trouble. This same thought is presented to us by the Apostle John in 1 John 3:16-18. If we are blessed with this world’s goods and fail to share them, we do not know the love of God!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear God, I pray for a greater measure of Your love so that I may love others as Jesus loves me! John wrote that You loved us so much that YOU GAVE Your only begotten Son for my salvation! THANK YOU!!! I ask for the grace of giving sacrificially. In the Name of the One who gave His all, Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I am deeply moved by the recent refugee crisis. Mary, Joseph and Jesus were refugees from the violence of King Herod. They travelled into Egypt where the gifts from the wise men probably cared for their needs. Now there are refugees coming into Canada. As our key verse says, respond to “the cry of the poor.” Norma-Jean and I have looked for ways to help the refugees arriving from Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Turkey.  May the Lord protect from any terrorists who may try to spread their evil by posing as refugees.

Yours for opening our hearts to the needs of others,

David

14 thoughts on “Saturday, November 30, 2019

  1. God’s blessings upon you, today, fellow saints in the Lord. May you know how truly priceless you are. Your lives are gifts to our Creator and everyone you meet, for as Children of God, you flourish with His light and love and spread it among His Kingdom–on earth as it is in heaven. How sweet is His Victory. Amen?

    “There is only one relationship that matters, and that is your personal relationship to a personal Redeemer and Lord. Let everything else go, but maintain that at all costs, and God will fulfill His purpose through your life. One individual life may be of priceless value to God’s purposes, and yours may be that life.”
    Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, November 30

    I Will Sing of My Redeemer with Lyrics by Fernando Ortega
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU5hhE9cN6A

  2. Thank you Beverly k for sharing and telling us how our lives are Priceless gift to God may God richly bless you and all of my fellow bloggers today

  3. Thank You, Father God, for this day You have made. We will rejoice and be glad in it! Please help us do the things we have to do, Lord, diligently and well. Please protect and guide all our young people; help them to find the beauty and dignity in good things, and lead them away from evil and worthless things. Help them to honour their parents, and show them the wisdom of Godly ways. We ask in Jesus’s great name, amen

  4. Thank you for sharing your heart Beverlee. Your life is also that blessing to others. Appreciate the example of David and Norma Jean Mainse in sharing with the poor. May Ron, Ann, Reynold and Kathy also be blessed today and all the saints.

  5. Loved the songs from you bloggers today. Really meaningful. It will by5 years this Christmas that my husband went to glory. I know where he is and that is an incredible, gift. Praying for Ann although I haven’t heard any updates. A family member)Beatriz) is going through the same experience. May God’s Greatest Blessings be upon them & their families. Rn

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