Wednesday, December 4, 2019

APPLES OF GOLD

Today’s┬áReading: Proverbs 25

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This is a gold aureus of the Roman Emperor Tacitus (275/276 AD) minted in Rome. It was on display at the Davidson Center at the Jerusalem Archaeological Park. As in our reading today may 100words.ca be valuable like gold. Each day we mine for the infinite value to be found in God’s Word. Like gold, words are our medium of the exchange of our thoughts.

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Key Verses: Proverbs 25:21-22

If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat;

And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;

For so you will heap coals of fire on his head,

And the Lord will reward you.

 

Jesus said, “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory… [then this mighty King of the universe will say,] ‘I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink.'” However, God’s love is so great that He entered humanity as a little Baby, grew into manhood, gave us teaching, and we crucified Him. When He returns, the first thing He will do is judge us as to how we’ve cared for the hungry and thirsty. Amazing!!! The least we can all do is help others in deep need.

Proverbs 25:11 says, “A word fitly spoken is like APPLES OF GOLD…” Crossroads produced a movie back in 1979 titled “Apples of Gold.” Part of the film detailed the atrocities committed by terrorists in Israel and beyond. Copies sold around the world and all proceeds went to help terrorist victims by procuring prosthesis for both Jews and Arabs in Israel and the Palestinian territories. It played first in the Jerusalem theatre and then for ten years weekly in major Jerusalem Hotels. The Crossroads Family of Ministries works hard as our partners (you) enable us to communicate in a wise way with words “fitly spoken” accompanied by powerful visual messages.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray for You to put a watch over my mouth so that I will say only what You want me to say. By Your grace may I communicate carefully like those “apples of gold,” crafted with tender loving care. Help me also to do my part in caring for needy people. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS

Some time ago the 100 Huntley Street daily telecast featured a New King James Study Bible with Dr. David Jeremiah’s notes and commentaries. Thomas Nelson Publishers has published a special edition of the Scriptures with excellent study materials and lots of excellent features. Here is an interview with Dr. Jeremiah about this new study Bible. Also, here is where you can purchase this new Bible for a Christmas gift! Good suggestion!!!

Yours for feeding the hungry, speaking words fitly, and for a new beginning in Bible study for the New year,

David

12 thoughts on “Wednesday, December 4, 2019

  1. Lord God, thank You for giving everything for us; Life, Truth, Wisdom, your own Son… And You still give your Word, your people, your Spirit… thank You. Thank You for our families, our friends, our homes, our work and our coworkers. Please help us to live and speak, as David said, things that build others up and bring life. Help us never, ever to be ashamed of You, but to use the opportunities You give us to be faithful witnesses of You.
    We ask that You build up your church everywhere throughout this world; may your Word and your Spirit flow out freely, accomplishing your good purposes for each and every person You have made. In Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. A beautiful prayer, Rob, which I heartily say “Amen” to.
    I still have my gold apple pin from 100 Huntley Street, now pinned to my kitchen apron and hanging in my kitchen:). It was before I moved to Ontario, and still living in New Brunswick, when David Mainse and some other members of the Crossroads team visited Fredericton on a special tour to promote this film, “Apples of Gold”. That was back in late 1979 or 1989 when I had just become a born again Christian (also as a result of this ministry). Every time I read this particular scripture verse I think of David and that very memorable night.

  3. Blessed prayer bloggers; please pray for me, it seems that people misunderstand me and problems arise; I have prayed the Lord to help me to explain things if I am asked; I don’t know what else to do; I can’t change people’s minds, sometimes people make judgments and what can a person do? I forgive and move on.
    please pray for our Pastors everywhere; they have great work to do in our country and I pray that the Lord would give them any and all equipment that they may need to speak to people anywhere an everywhere…..amen

  4. Dear SAH,
    That phrase…I can’t change people’s mind…. jumped out at me!
    I have learned that as well, I used to try and control things and people but am learning to give everything to our Heavenly Father , only HE can change situations and people!

    I am praying for you… may God bless you and give you peace and joy
    and your heart’s desire!

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