Monday, July 6, 2015

ROLLER COASTER RESULTS

Today’s┬áReading: 2 Chronicles 26-28

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Looking east through the Valley of Hinnom (also known as the Valley of Gehenna) in Jerusalem. In today’s reading, it is referred to as “The Valley of the Son of Hinnom,” where Ahaz committed evil acts (2 Chronicles 28:3).

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

 

Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 26:5

He sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God; and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.

 

The history of Judah is like a roller coaster. Two Kings, Uzziah, and his son Jotham, did what was right. God blessed them and all of Judah. The grandson, Ahaz, did evil when he became king, and we’ve learned by now that when God is not honoured and wanted, He withdraws and the result is disaster. Let’s look more closely at the action and the results. (1) Uzziah “sought the Lord.” Result – “God made him to prosper.” (2) Jotham “prepared his ways before the Lord his God.” Result – “He became mighty.” (3) Ahaz “became increasingly unfaithful to the Lord.” Result – “The ruin of him and all Israel.”

Let us not despair. We expect to meet a truly Godly leader in tomorrow’s reading, Uzziah’s great-grandson, Hezekiah.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Father God, grant grace and wisdom to me that I may influence family members and others in Your ways of doing what is right in Your sight. I pray that I may successfully communicate the fact that You will not force Your blessings on those who, by their free will, turn away from You and from doing what is right in Your sight. Grant Your favour upon us all I pray fervently. In Jesus’ Name I ask these requests, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I have a Bible open beside me as I type, and when I think about it, I’m amazed by some of the stories and people that have made that possible. For example, we rarely hear of Myles Coverdale. He made a complete translation of the Bible into English 76 years before the King James authorized version was published. The impact of Coverdale’s translation on the English language is immense! William Shakespeare quoted approximately 2,500 verses out of this amazing translation in his plays. Shakespeare’s plays were performed in outdoor theatres to hundreds of thousands of people during, and after, his lifetime. In Stratford, Ontario, this Summer, these plays are still being performed. Many of these statements have passed into our language without people knowing their source. Of course, there were others, such as William Tyndale and John Wycliffe, who made amazing efforts to get God’s Word to everyone. Before the Latin translation by Jerome was made the official Bible of the Roman Empire, there may have been as many as 200 other languages into which at least part of the Scriptures had been translated and written on sheep’s skin or papyrus. I highly treasure my Bible. For that reason, I’m making this daily blog with the prayer that others, who may not otherwise read the Bible in depth from cover to cover with a measure of understanding, will do so and be blessed! (click here for more information on Myles Coverdale).

Yours for a greater appreciation of our Bibles,

David

Looking south from the hills of Samaria in the direction of Jerusalem, which lies just over the horizon.

 

17 thoughts on “Monday, July 6, 2015

  1. Praise God, David! Our Bibles mean everything to us–the gift God has bestowed upon us through His written Word is immeasurable; full of answers for every question we seek and encourager when we are weak. His Word grants us direction and guidance, clarity and vision. We are reminded of God’s continuous grace in our lives. From beginning to end, Old Testament to New; from the birth of creation to Jesus Christ, our Saviour–we are continually renewed. The Bible is God’s love story to us! Amen! Blessings dear saints.

    Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBz7vuJ2b1A

    • This link is continuous and goes into Don Moen’s – I Will Sing Live Concert Video, beginning with the Lord’s Prayer. It is amazing! Amen!

  2. Thanks again for your daily blog, yes, the Bible is most precious to me, it is God speaking to me.
    I have a friend who is 87 years old and has been very ill but does not know the Lord. . I have witnessed to him but so far he has resisted coming to know God. I sence a urgency and I am praying for another opportunity to speak to him.Pray with me that this would be the day that he would be open to decide to surrender to God. His name is John. Thank you

  3. Good Friends,
    In addition to Stratford Ontario, Shakespeare’s plays are being performed in Prescott, Ontaio on the mighty St Lawrence River. The St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival is in its eleventh successful season and they are performing Romeo and Juliet as well as Comedy of Errors.
    Check out the website please at http://www.stlawrenceshakespeare.ca.
    Shalom,
    Graham.
    2012 Holy Land Yellow Bus.

  4. Thanks ever so much David Mainse for your input into our lives through this blog every day. I pray God’s blessing and strength in your daily walk in all you do that His Grace abound in you and your family always.

    Thank God for His faithfulness and His Love revealed through this scripture…each time His people fall back into sin…He is so faithful to pick them up again. Thank You Father God for Your Great Love for us!!! For never leaving or forsaking us!!!

    Where would we be without the Word of God? Without Jesus Our Lord, without the Guidance of the Holy Spirit? Without Jesus, we would be dead, without His Word, we are nothing. But in Him we live and move and have our being, Praise is Holy Name!!!

    PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW
    PRAISE HIM ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW
    PRAISE HIM ABOVE YE HEAVENLY HOSTS
    PRAISE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY GHOST!!! AMEN!!!

  5. Hello! Since my last entry I have been to Halifax and witnessed to as many people as I could there. I am sorry I didn’t keep you informed about that using the gagets I have. So the Lord has enlarged my coast in the Maritimes too and I thank you for your prayers and explanation of the Word David, family and fellow bloggers. God is good and some good things are happening. Love to all!

  6. Thank you Rev Mainse for being a dedicated leader to this daily blog. How fortunate we are to have The Holy Bible as a great resource and comfort in times of trouble or despair. I pray for all fellow bloggers who are troubled or hurting at this time. I pray for continued good health to you Rev. Mainse and your family. In Jesus Holy Name. Amen and Amen.

  7. Wouldn’t it be neat to have a rubber Bible? You could handle it endlessly and it would never wear or fade or rip. Sah could even take it swimming! Lol. Glorious day to all in Christ! Love love.

  8. Amen to your prayer yesterday Rajiki! My nephew is a rookie firefighter working in B.C. He got his first five fires under his belt in no time! A young firefighter in Calgary just lost his life in a canoeing accident in B.C. He was the boyfriend of a woman I work with. It was reported that they were thethe happiest they’d ever been! They had just bought a house together DAYS earlier! My HEART IS BREAKING for her!

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