W – K – D – U
Today’s Reading: Proverbs 2-3
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Key Verses: Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
In today’s reading, the word “UNDERSTANDING” is repeated 9 times. When someone is teaching a class, he or she may speak with greater volume to make an important point. In teaching by a written message, repetition is a shout! Pay attention! Synonyms for “understanding” are “insight” “comprehension” “perception” “discernment” and “know-how.” It’s what we stand on for the foundation of our lives.
The title for this blog is “W” – wisdom, “K” – knowledge, “D” – discretion, “U” – understanding. Consider the word DISCRETION. The thesaurus gives 41 synonyms; here are some of them. (1) Foresight (2) Prudence (3) Tact (4) Circumspection (5) Vigilance (6) Judiciousness (7) Good Sense!!! Some of the antonyms are (1) Carelessness (2) Disregard (3) Ignorance (4) Negligence (5) Indifference (6) Neglect (7) Poor decisions!!! Proverbs 3:21 teaches us to “Keep sound wisdom and DISCRETION.” And everybody said, “AMEN!!!”
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I pray for W – K – D – U. I acknowledge You in every area of my life. Thank You for Your powerful promise to guide my every step! I place You at the top spot in my priorities. I commit my ways to You so that my ways will line up with Your ways. I pray this in the Name and in the Power of the One who always did Your will and followed Your ways, Jesus, my Saviour and Lord! Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
When my sons, David Reynold (our photographer for the photos up top) and Ronald Wesley (who took the below picture and formats this blog page so that I can fill in the blanks) were 17 & 15, I travelled to Alberta to visit them at the Circle Square Ranch where they were working. I announced that a genuine “Big Foot” had been found a few miles from the ranch. They hopped in the car and we proceeded to a quarry about 10 miles away. To their surprise there was “Big Foot”…a giant digger with the capability to move in a walking motion on its two huge feet! (here is a photo of it I found online). O.K. I was teasing them, but at the same time I wanted them to experience what was then the biggest earth, gravel, and stone excavator on earth! When I saw the photo which Reynold had chosen to represent digging into God’s Word, I thought of that time! READY, SET, GO! Let’s dig!!!
Yours for daily digging into God’s Word and mining Treasures,
P.S. Here are more of our friends on a boat on the Sea of Galilee.
yes we do need to pray for those who are in France who lost love ones, and are in hospital. All of us need to be strong , God have us power, strength, and a strong
mind to fight off the evil in this world. Let us also pray for the forgiveness of those
who did these attacks that they would ask God to forgive them.
I will always trust in my Lord and Saviour The Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth in Him I trust and know He is working all things out for my good Loving Jesus forever and looking for His return
God Bless you David and God keep you strong for His Glory and His Honor in Jesus name Amen
Amen! Proverbs 3:5-6 is my favourite scripture verse. Yes, Lord, we trust in You, with all our hearts, and lean not unto our own understanding. In all our ways, we acknowledge You, and know that You shall direct our paths. We are digging deeper into your Word, trusting You in faith, and leaning on You, in prayer, for our brothers and sisters in Paris, and all saints, that their needs be fulfilled. We thank You, Lord! You are worthy to be praised!
Glory to the Lamb
“Glory, glory, glory to the Lamb
Glory, glory, glory to the Lamb
For He is glorious, and worthy to be praised
The Lamb upon the throne
And unto Him shall we lift our praise
The Lamb upon the throne.”
I don’t want to diminish the terrorist attack in Paris, but last night I went online and I looked up the number of terrorists attacks in the world this year so far and was shocked by the number. But what confused me, what saddened me is many of these attacks occurred in the Middle East and Africa and some of them killed as many if not more than what happened in France, but I don’t recall the outpouring grief, the worldwide support or 24/7 news coverage for those attacks. Why is it in the West do we only seem to care or notice when terrorism affects those we think are like us, in their culture, in their looks and values? Not sure why in humanity’s eyes there is any difference between a life in Paris or a life in a village in Nigeria but if you compare the coverage between this event and other large scale attacks that happened not in Western culture there obviously is. Thankfully the Lord sees no difference and his heart is broken over all evil inflicted on all of mankind, even those that are forgotten by the rest of us.
Yes, Amen to all that has been posted this morning! Thank you! Thank you! Sensing a greater understanding of the Proverbs this time through and will post many to my family and friends on Facebook. Keeping all those in Paris, France in prayer and what an opportune time to pray for revival in France and around the world.
Yes, I don’t remember hearing about the 147 Christian students shot at Garissa University in Kenya last April 3rd was it? One of the pastors mentioned it last Sunday and I saw it after on Facebook. How tragic!!!
God please help us, the world is not what you created it to be, this is what happens when we try to run our own show, have mercy on us.
Some of my favorite verses in these Proverbs…trusting in Him, His Knowledge,
Wisdom and Understanding, leaning on Him in all my ways, and He will direct my path…HE is JESUS MY LORD!!!
Yes, AMEN Pastor David…W…K..D…U.!!
As I was reading Proverbs 2 my heart was sad as I thought how Solomon did the exact things he was warning his son of, letting “the seductress”, his foreign wives, lead him away from The Lord, which led to the break-up of the kingdom. How vigilant we must be against the wiles of the enemy!
Blessings to you, David, and all my fellow blog readers.
I just finished watching another episode of Living Witness To Amazing Grace. It blessed me so much. Thank you David. Our Saviour is soon coming for those who are expecting Him. Soon we will see His face! Our mortal bodies shall put on Immortality. Satan knows he does not have much time left to him.
Amen! to each comment today.
The whole world needs JESUS CHRIST.
Dear Lord may Your Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven, Amen!!
Great study today Rev. Mainse. Thank you.
So nice to see “Big Foot” working away. Praise the Lord, He is in control of our province’s economy and every country’s economy.
Found a good quote this a.m. about France.
Be unashamedly convinced of God’s sovereignty. God intends to use these atrocities to lead souls to Himself. Join Him in praying for spiritual awakening in France and the Muslim world.
https://youtu.be/yXAqoZuYvyA, The old rugged cross by Alan Jackson.
So sorry, apparently the link to the Alan Jackson rendition is outdated. This one is just as good by Guy Penrod.
Donna M. you took the words right out of my mouth!
I don’t understand also why other tragic killings are not just as important as the Paris attack or 911! I don’t get it! Human beings are the same, if we cut ourselves we bleed! If something causes us to see the funny side we laugh! We all have bones, sinews, organs, teeth, eyes, ears, ribs, we are human beings, wonderfully put together by God Our Creator!
What I have been seeing more of these last few years is the callous, hard nosed attitude, evil attitude of people doing evil to others! THAT I BELIEVE IS SATAN PROWLING AND IT IS THE POWER OF PRAYER THAT WILL CHANGE THAT JOURNEY!
I also have began to realize that Scripture talks about war in the middle east and has been going on from the time that Jesus walked on that very ground!
I also believe 100% that people’s ears, eyes have been closed and they need to open and be diligent about their lives and in their beliefs and if people BELIEVE in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, they need to declare their beliefs over their homes,families, communities, and again, I believe that is in Scripture!
And Yes God knows EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON! HE HAS KNOWN FROM CREATION HOW MANKIND WOULD ACT!
The Bible could not be any truer on the WORD OF GOD!
In the beginning…….God brought everything into being AND RESTED ONE DAY! HE GAVE A PERFECT WORLD TO ADAM AND EVE HOWEVER………………….we know the rest
and that translates right into present day in this world, all around the world, sin abounds BUT WSHERE SIN ABOUNDS GRACE ABOUNDS EVEN MORE. THE GRAVE IS EMPTY…..JESUS WAS ON THE ROAD WALKING AGAIN,
I GET UPSET AT THE SITUATIONS ALSO BUT I ALWAYS NEED TO SAY OUT LOUD, LORD, YOU KNOW THE WAYS OF MEN! THANK YOU FOR TAKING AWAY OUR SINS AND FOR YOUR UNCONDITIONAL LOVE!
I CERTAINLY KNOW THE EXPERIENCE OF SCREWING UP COMPLELTELY AND REALIZING THIS ERROR, REPENTING AND BEING FORGIVEN. NEVER DOUBT THE POWER OF PRAYER! I THANK GOD FOR THIS BLOG WHICH ALLOWS US FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION!
IT VERY FUNNY BUT THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE ALL NEED IS
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