Friday, December 4, 2015

APPLES OF GOLD

Today’s Reading: Proverbs 25

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

This is a gold aureus of the Roman Emperor Tacitus (275/276 AD) minted in Rome. It was on display at the Davidson Center at the Jerusalem Archaeological Park. As in our reading today may 100words.ca be valuable like gold. Each day we mine for the infinite value to be found in God’s Word. Like gold, words are our medium of the exchange of our thoughts.

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

 

Key Verses: Proverbs 25:21-22

If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat;

And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;

For so you will heap coals of fire on his head,

And the Lord will reward you.

 

Jesus said, “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory… [then this mighty King of the universe will say,] ‘I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink.'” However, God’s love is so great that He entered humanity as a little Baby, grew into manhood, gave us teaching, and we crucified Him. When He returns, the first thing He will do is judge us as to how we’ve cared for the hungry and thirsty. Amazing!!! The least we can all do is help others in deep need.

Proverbs 25:11 says, “A word fitly spoken is like APPLES OF GOLD…” Crossroads produced a movie by that title back in 1979. Part of the film detailed the atrocities committed by terrorists in Israel and beyond. Copies sold around the world and all proceeds went to help terrorist victims by procuring prosthesis for both Jews and Arabs in Israel and the Palestinian territories. It played first in the Jerusalem theatre and then for ten years weekly in major Jerusalem Hotels. The Crossroads Family of Ministries works hard as our partners (you) enable us to communicate in a wise way with words “fitly spoken” accompanied by powerful visual messages.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray for You to put a watch over my mouth so that I will say only what You want me to say. By Your grace may I communicate carefully like those “apples of gold,” crafted with tender loving care. Help me also to do my part in caring for needy people. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS

Some time ago the 100 Huntley Street daily telecast featured a New King James Study Bible with Dr. David Jeremiah’s notes and commentaries. Thomas Nelson Publishers has published a special edition of the Scriptures with excellent study materials and lots of excellent features. Here is a recent interview with Dr. Jeremiah about this new study Bible. Also, here is where you can purchase this new Bible for a Christmas gift! Good suggestion!!!

Yours for feeding the hungry, speaking words fitly, and for a new beginning in Bible study for the New year,

David

 

13 thoughts on “Friday, December 4, 2015

  1. Father God
    I am going to physiotherapy today speak through me , and help me to answer
    all their questions right. Always may my words words be your words .
    In Jesus name
    Amen

    Lianne Hogg

    • God bless you, Lianne, and may the Lord be with the physiotherapist to guide him or her to bring you the appropriate exercises to help heal you.

  2. Amen, David. I love the wisdom of the Proverbs, like Jesus’ parables; they make us look in the mirror. “It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep.” All the answers to life are in the Bible. I especially like the caption your sons have put under the photo of the gold coin. The Roman Emperor Tacitus’ face pressed on the coin shows the example of his selfish pursuit of power, wealth and fame, similar to so much of the human race. But the caption speaks of following our Heavenly Father. “Each day we mine for the infinite value to be found in God’s Word. Like gold, words are our medium of the exchange of our thoughts.” We are reminded in Psalm 100:3 that “We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.” Let us continue to sew His Words and plant His seeds as righteous and loving servants to bring others to His kingdom. For all His glory, now and forever, amen, amen, and amen.

    Above All – Michael W. Smith with lyrics
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmxb3F7rb_0

  3. Prayed with you Pastor David in agreement with the prayer.
    Liked the interview with Dr. David Jeremiah, one of my favorite teachers of the Word of God. Our Bible Study Group studies “Revelations” Dr. Jeremiah presented, which gave me a greater understanding of
    “The Book of Revelations”

  4. WOW!

    Just yesterday, at a Bible Study meeting, I actually recommended “The Jeremiah Study Bible” to a participant who said that he already had several study bibles.

    I told him that I found the expository approach, the wealth of background information, the concordance and many maps etc. so beneficial in my own spiritual journey..

    I now wish that I had told him that it helps me understand the “apples of gold” so readily available to us all in God’s word.

    Shalom,
    Graham.

  5. would someone explain this Jeremiah Study Bible? Does it start at the Old Testament, Genesis, and go through to the New Testament right through the Books of the Bible to Revelation?
    I wished they would have shown what it looks like! Does anyone know the answser, please let me know. Thanks.

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