Thursday, December 3, 2015

FRET NOT

Today’s┬áReading: Proverbs 24

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“The White Tower” is a monument and museum on the waterfront of the city of Thessalonica, capital of the region of Macedonia in northern Greece and a symbol of Greek sovereignty over Macedonia. Our key verse speaks of building wisely. Jesus said, “Which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost (Luke 14:28a)?” At the very least, the cost of building our households wisely is the daily practice of reading the Word of God and spending time in prayer.

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Key Verses: Proverbs 24:3-4

Through wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding it is established;
By knowledge the rooms are filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.

 

The repetition of the word “lips” stands out in today’s reading. We may have heard the saying, “Loose lips sink ships.” The message is clear. Our words can make trouble (24:2), can deceive (24:28), or can provide a right answer (24:26). The word “evil” is also repeated several times. Firstly, there is a warning against making people who do evil our heroes (24:1). Our children need to be on guard against making people whose lives are a mess, such as some movie stars or some rock stars, their heroes. There are some great and godly people who work in making movies, music, or other areas of life, that we can present to the next generations. Secondly, “Do not fret because of evildoers” (24:19a)! Why not worry about it? Because, “The lamp of the wicked will be put out” (24:20b). When we pray fervently for others, we gain a long-term view of life and, as our key verses tell us, we build our household wisely and fill all the rooms with good things!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray for wisdom along with the determination to fill my house with understanding and knowledge, so that I will surround my life and the lives of my family and friends who visit me with precious and pleasant riches…riches of love, joy, peace, truth and all the characteristics of Jesus, in Whose Name I ask these blessings, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

As I came to the end of Proverbs 24, I read, “A little sleep, a little slumber…” I enjoy and thrive on the life discipline of early mornings to which God has called me, and the older I get (79), I like change less and less (24:21b). Nevertheless, I am determined that I will “fret not! It was 1993 when Dr. R.K. Harrison went to Heaven. Here is an interview I did with this outstanding man of God and true scholar who was the primary New Testament translator for the NKJV (click here).

Yours for building our households with wisdom and filling the rooms with precious and pleasant knowledge,

David

P.S. I become a little lonely for our old studio building at 100 Huntley Street, Toronto, where the interview with Professor Harrison took place. Truly this was a building where the rooms were “filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” Below is a picture of the front of that special building.

8 thoughts on “Thursday, December 3, 2015

  1. Yes Lord David and I agree together for Wisdom Understanding and Instruction and Knowledge in our homes to everyone who enters and Your Perfect Peace in Jesus name Amen
    God Bless You and your family and especially Norma Jean
    Merry Christmas everyone Jesus is Lord

  2. WOW!

    Read, mark, learn and inwardly digest to avoid calamity (evil) – NKJV vs KJV..

    I enjoyed the interview with Dr. Harrison and I think that at that time I may well have been actually working next door at Confederation Life for Gord Stitt who was involved with leasing 100 Huntley Street to you.

    Thank you for your continued discipline in rising early every morning to prepare “fresh bread” for us all.

    Shalom,
    Graham.

  3. Good advice David as always. Thank you. I remember visiting that building once when I came home from overseas. Felt the presence of God and enjoyed the program. Today I presented 100words.ca as a link on Facebook for the first time. Do appreciate your ministry over the years and Norma Jean and family!

  4. My memory of the current 100 Huntley building is that it is filled with the precious presence of our Lord.
    I volunteered there 8 years until we retired to the west coast.

  5. Thank you Pastor David for sharing with us everyday.
    I remember when my brother-in-law from Australia was here at our home for the first time many years ago. He told me that he felt a real peace in when he entered it, I have never forgotten that. The video of you Norma Jean and your granddaughters was absolutely adorable. God Bless you and our fellow bloggers. Eleanor M.

  6. Richest Blessings to all my fellow bloggers and Rev David and Norma Jean. What a special time it is in preparation for the coming of our Lord and Saviour in this season of Advent.
    I have just finished watching today’s episode of 100 Huntley and am truly inspired by the mother from Woodstock with her three special needs kids. I too have one special needs son who is twenty-two and is capable of working part time at Marks. I don’t think my needs with my son is anything like that mother. She is truly guided by the Holy Spirit in her faith. I admire her very much.

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