WORDS OF TRUTH
Today’s 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?
The translation used in this blog is the New King James Version. I hope to do as our key verse says. There is counsel and knowledge here in this daily blog. 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 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 save me because Jesus said so (Luke 18:9-14). Yes! Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
I’m using consistently the New King James translation of the Bible. Today I want to tell a story of the giving heart of the largest publisher of Bibles in the world, Sam Moore, the man who, along with God, is the main reason we have the “New King James Version.”
In 1983 my daughter married a young man from Cana of Galilee, the village famous for 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 quote the NKJV.
Yours for the “Words of Truth” to be made known!!!
P.S. In yesterday’s blog, I shared my deep concern for the plight of the refugees who have been fleeing for their lives from the brutal ISIS fighters. Nizar and Ellen’s Arabic language ministry, Light for All Nations, has been very effective in bringing relief supplies to the refugees in the Middle East, as well as bringing the powerful message of the Gospel of Jesus. HERE is a link to one of their newsletters that describes how they have been helping…and HERE is a link to where you can help out with a donation for that vital cause (just be sure to type “Refugee Ministry” in the box next to “Special instructions/notes). Nizar has another trip to Iraq planned in coming months, as they continue helping the refugees.