Today’s Reading: 1 Kings 12
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Key Verse: 1 Kings 12:13
Then the king answered the people roughly, and rejected the advice which the elders had given him…
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Yes, Lord, I pray right now for the peace of Jerusalem. Only You, Lord God, fully understand all the issues involved. Please give wisdom to the leadership of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas. There is nothing impossible for You. Just as You gave David and Solomon the wisdom to bring about decades of peace, please do it again. In the Name of Jesus, the One who is the Prince of Peace, Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
In Jerusalem this month “Empowered 21” brings together Christian leaders from almost every country on earth. God willing, I’ll be speaking for 25 minutes at a luncheon meeting of leaders from around the world (click here for more info). Please, please, pray for God to use me for His purpose.
In yesterday’s blog, I mentioned the wisdom that can be found in the diligent study of God’s Word. People who have shown themselves to possess wisdom should also be read and studied. Another of my heroes that I’ve mentioned before is the late Rev. Tom Johnstone. He was what you would call “self-educated.” He was a voracious reader who had a brilliant mind, but he did not leave us his thoughts in books. It’s a pity. One time I was visiting the Seniors’ residence, Shepherd Village in Toronto, calling on some of my “old” friends. I noticed a very distinguished looking man around 50 years old who was just leaving the building. I said to Joan Telford, the administrator, “Who is that man?” She said, “Oh, he’s a professor of Mathematics from the University of Toronto. He’s been visiting Tom Johnstone.” Tom would’ve been about 95 then. She went on to say, “There are a number of professors who visit him regularly to learn from him.” Why was I not surprised? He had learned deeply in many subjects. I visited him also. He was a friend who had been like a Grandfather to our children. There is great and wise advice found in James 1:1-7.
Yours, asking for wisdom from God, knowing that according to James, I will not be turned down,
Last week, the professor holding the chair of Mathematics at Oxford University in England, Dr. John Lennox, was on the 100 Huntley Street telecast. What a brilliant mind! He was interviewed by our co-host of the week, another brilliant believer in Christ, Michael Coren (click here for part 1 and here for part 2).