Saturday, December 12, 2015


Today’s¬†Reading: Ecclesiastes 10-12

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When we see the Creator’s handiwork, our hearts are filled with awe. The First Nations peoples of our land refer to God as “THE GREAT CREATOR,” and have done so since before the European explorers arrived on this continent.


Key Verses: Ecclesiastes 12:1, 13-14

Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth,

Before the difficult days come,

And the years draw near when you say,

“I have no pleasure in them.”

…Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:

Fear God and keep His commandments,

For this is man’s all.

For God will bring every work into judgment,

Including every secret thing,

Whether good or evil.


“A dead fly”… Chapter 10 begins by warning us that a little foolishness like a dead fly (in our soup?) can contaminate much of the good that wisdom has accomplished. The consistent application of our minds and hearts to wisdom, such as this daily blog encourages, will help keep us on track. As 10:4b instructs us, “Do not leave your post!”

In order to help his large family understand the Scriptures, Ken Taylor created a paraphrase called “The Living Bible.” He renders Ecclesiastes 11:4 this way: “If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” Someone has called this “the paralysis of analysis.” God has given us the ability to asses a situation, make a decision, and move forward boldly.

The final chapter gives us Solomon’s conclusions. The wisdom God gave him is summed up in our key verses. Let’s take time to meditate on “the whole matter!”


Lord God, You have created me, according to the Scriptures, in Your likeness. Therefore, I ask that I will be conscious minute by minute of Your Presence so that I will fulfill Your plans for my life. You expect me to make my decisions with a confidence that if I’m going wrong, You will steer me by giving me Your wisdom, so that I can make course corrections. Thank You that You give purpose and meaning to my life. I pray in the Name of the One who “set His face like a flint” to go to the Cross for me, Jesus, my Messiah! Amen!!! (read of the decisions of Jesus in Isaiah 50:6-7 and Luke 9:51-53).


I have often spoken to teens and young people in their twenties from Ecclesiastes 11:9-10, as well as from Chapter 12 verse one. “REMEMBER!” and again in verse six, “REMEMBER!” For my own life I’ve sought to “REMEMBER!” Solomon’s conclusion, after trying all kinds of things, is clear and concise. I realized as a teen that I don’t have to go through all the things that messed up Solomon’s life!! He stated at the beginning of Ecclesiastes, “Vanity of Vanities, says the preacher, all is vanity.” Instead of emptiness, I am full. Instead of a vacuum in my life, I overflow with the Presence of the Lord. As Ephesians 5:18 says, “Do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit” (read Ephesians 5:15-21).

Yours for being filled with God’s Presence and for keeping filled 24/7,


P.S. A few weeks ago, River June, our great-granddaughter (picture below), was so very ill and I asked for your prayers. She is now in perfect health. I always seek to find ways to communicate so that she, and the ten others of our great-grandchildren, will “Remember your Creator.”¬†River and Great-Grampa

16 thoughts on “Saturday, December 12, 2015

  1. Praise God for River June’s health, dear David! Amen! I thank you for your words, this morning, that I will quote: “Instead of emptiness, I am full. Instead of a vacuum in my life, I overflow with the Presence of the Lord!” Yes, we are filled with the Spirit, Lord, and sing with joy of Your praises! Let us be vessels of your love to all whose paths we cross, today, in Jesus’ precious Name. Amen, amen, and amen! God bless you, merry saints!

    My Life Is In You

  2. Amen to all the above..especially to your words of Wisdom Pastor David and your prayer which I prayed in agreement with you!!!

  3. So happy to hear that River June is doing well, beautiful picture of a PROUD great grandfather, God Bless you David for our daily blog which you SHARE with us EVERY MORNING, making my day a Great way to srart.

  4. Amen, Thank you Lord for healing River, a real sweetie. My class name at EPBC was “Ecclesia.” which is a short word for Ecclesiastes, which comes from a Greek word meaning, “assembly, congregation or church.” We used the meaning, “The Called Ones.” “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.”(2 Peter1:10). One way is to read,study and share the Word of God. Amen!

  5. Praise The Lord for answered prayer, soo happy to hear that your wee Great Granddaughter River June is doing well!! Thankyou Jesus!!

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