WORDS OF TRUTH
Suggested Reading: Proverbs 22
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Key Verses: Proverbs 22:20-21
Have I not written to you excellent things
Of counsels and knowledge,
That I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth,
That you may answer words of truth
To those who send to you?
Over the past three days we’ve considered the publication of the Scriptures, in particular the translation used in this blog, the New King James Version. With the excellent English translation we read here, I hope to do as our key verse says. There is counsel and knowledge here. There is “certainty of the words of truth.” Amen!!!
Let us consider another proverb found in Proverbs 22:2. “The rich and poor have this in common, the Lord is Maker of them all.” Rich and poor have more in common than this. He is the only Saviour. He is the Judge of the universe and everything in it. He is Lord to all who give Him our lives. No matter how much money anyone has, salvation cannot be purchased by their money. No matter how poor anyone is, they cannot be refused salvation, providing they ask in repentance and faith, because eternal life was paid for in full by Jesus Christ on the cross! Salvation is free to all who come to Jesus and ask to be saved. If we have further questions about our eternal salvation, call our Crossroads prayer line at 1-866-273-4444. A loving caring person will answer. About 1,000 people every day call that number!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I’m going back to the key verse again and forming it into a prayer so that I may help others more and more. I also pray again that prayer which rich or poor must pray in order to have assurance of salvation and eternal life. “Lord, be merciful to me a sinner.” I have confidence that You will save me because Jesus said so (Luke 18:9-14). Yes! Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
Over the past three days I’ve been writing of reasons why I use consistently the New King James translation of the Bible. Over the next two days I hope to attach to the blog an interview with Professor R. K. Harrison of the University of Toronto, a Hebrew scholar, who served on the review panel for this translation. For today I want to tell a story of the giving heart of Sam Moore, the man who, along with God, is the main reason we have the “New KIng James” translation.
In 1983 my daughter married a young man from Cana of Galilee in that village famous for the site of Jesus’ first miracle, turning the water into wine at a wedding feast. Sam Moore printed 2,000 Bibles in Arabic and embossed the names of Ellen and Nizar on the cover as gifts for all who attended. Nizar, as the heavy-weight boxing champion for the area, attracted at least 2,000 men, mostly Muslims, to his wedding. The Word of God was put into their hands. Now many of these same men listen to the Gospel daily as Nizar shares the Word of God on television. Sam will be embarrassed to read this here, but I want to honour this man who paid for a wonderful honeymoon for these newlyweds. These are just two more reasons why I’m so loyal to the NKJV.
Yours for the “Words of Truth” to be made known!!!