Friday, February 19, 2016

ALL OUR DAYS!

Today’s Reading: Jeremiah 52

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

 

In today’s reading, pots, bowls and utensils are mentioned. Reynold, who is still in Africa, sent this picture on the internet of vessels excavated in Corinth, Greece. It’s just possible that the pottery of Babylon might have looked like these. It’s a stretch for my imagination to connect these to Babylon, but history tells us that the Greeks were going to defeat Babylon, Persia and all the lands of the Middle East within about 200 years after the time of Jeremiah 52.

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

 

Key Verses: Jeremiah 52:33

So Jehoiachin changed from his prison garments, and he ate bread regularly before the king all the days of his life.

 

Jehoiachin was made King of Judah when he was just 18 (read 2 Kings 24:6-15). Eight years later he was taken captive to Babylon in the first defeat of Judah. Zedekiah was ordered to serve as a vassal king under Nebuchadnezzar. Zedekiah’s rebellion caused the Babylonians to destroy the Temple, the walls, and the homes of Jerusalem, murdering Zedekiah’s sons in front of him and then blinding him and taking him in chains to Babylon where he was executed.

Meanwhile, Judah’s former King, Jehoiachin, languished in prison in Babylon for 37 years. When Nebuchadnezzar’s son ascended to the throne, he released Jehoiachin, brought him into the Palace, and cared for him for the rest of his life. I expect there will be more about Babylon in Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel, but beginning tomorrow, God willing, we’ll move over to First Peter for our meditations. What Jehoiachin experienced is something like Jesus does for us. He brings us out of the prison house of sin, forgives us, and makes us clean before God. He put a robe of righteousness on us, and we are seated in heavenly places with Him. Hallelujah!!! (read Isaiah 61:10 & Ephesians 2:4-9).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I am the recipient of much greater mercy from You than Jehoiachin received. His freedom and provision was temporal, but what You’ve done for me is eternal! I pray for more and more opportunities to come my way to tell everyone that there is freedom, peace, blessing and honour in the Salvation which is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, in whose Name I pray. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I mentioned in a previous blog that, according to the doctor’s prediction four years ago (2012), my journey into the “great beyond” was scheduled to take place at the latest in March 2014. Back at the first of January 2014 he said that my health was “jaw-dropping remarkable.” Thanks for your prayers!!! God’s timing is O.K. with me whenever it’s time to step out of this life into the next one. If it’s today, it would appear I’ll be feeling well for the trip home to Heaven! My children have reminded me over the past months that I’ve said to them, “We who serve the Lord are indestructible until God is finished with us!” Any time Lord!

Yours for trusting God with His perfect timing in all things,

David

P.S. The motorcycle pictured below was a bank repossession with a dented front fender that I bought very cheaply in February 2014. I considered this a statement of victory over the prediction of my soon demise. It was a way of thumbing my nose at “the last enemy.” I sold my former bike in 2006, after we had completed the “Steel Horse Ride,” a trip across Canada where we raised funds to equip our Circle Square Ranches for children with physical limitations. I bought my very first motorcycle with money I had earned when I was just 14. In the photo I have on my “Duck Dynasty” T-shirt that says, “Happy, Happy, Happy!”

19 thoughts on “Friday, February 19, 2016

  1. All in God’s timing, dear David! Thank You, Heavenly Father, for saving our David and keeping him here with us, longer. Oh, thank You, Lord, for this day with you, here on earth, as it is in heaven. We spread Your seeds, so that others will come to know and love You, amen! Blessings dearest saints in the Lord.

    Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 NKJV

    This is a special song, today.
    Randy Houser – In God’s Time (Live From Nashville, 2011)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHwGGTzzexg

    • Beverlee Kay
      Thank you for your words of prayer for me yesterday on your blog and the great reminder of Isaiah 41:10 -one of my favourite verse. God has blessed you with the ministry of intercession as you so often lift so many in prayer. To God be the Glory great things He has done! Samuel

  2. So thankful you are feeling well. A good reminder that none of us knows when our time on earth is up so we need to live each day our best, with God’s empowering help

  3. I am so thank you for good health these days, David. I have depended on you many times through Huntley Street and this blog to help me along my journey with Christ. What a blessing your ministry has been.
    My husband and I got a chuckle from your picture on the motor cycle. He just retired a month ago and has been looking for a happy happy happy t shirt but to no avail. Want to sell us yours? Lol.
    Have a blessed day all

  4. Thank you, David, & all your family & other helpers – servants of God Most High – you are truly a blessing to all of us here who long for Christ’s ultimate and triumphant reign. We love you. May God bless and strengthen each of you, & all the readers of this blog.

    Paul’s Life for Christ
    “For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die. For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for Christ. So I really don’t know which is better. I’m torn between two desires: I long to go and be with Christ, which would be far better for me. But for your sakes, it is better that I continue to live.

    Knowing this, I am convinced that I will remain alive so I can continue to help all of you grow and experience the joy of your faith. And when I come to you again, you will have even more reason to take pride in Christ Jesus because of what he is doing through me.”

    Philippians 1:20-26

  5. David’s T-shirt reminds me of a song from bible camp. Happy, happy, happy are the children who’s God is the Lord! (there were a lot more happy’s in the song but I abbreviated, lol).

  6. Happy,Happy,Happy are we Pastor David that follow our blog each day, that God has lengthened your days and as we read and meditate on The Word we grow in our faith.
    Thank you Rob for posting Paul’s uplifting words for us.
    Thank you Beverlee for the links each day. Blessings dear saints.

  7. Great picture David…you on the motorcycle…your face speaks for itself of the joy and life in you!!

    Amazing pottery in Reynold’s picture!

  8. David, thank God we are in His hands. God has blessed you with his love, healing and heart of passion and compassion. Something definitely to be happy about. I remember a little chorus we still sing from time to time:

    “Happy, happy, happy – Happy in the Lord,
    Praise God I’m born again according to his world.
    I want you to know, how happy I am;
    Happy, happy, happy…. in the Lord”

    Here’s another,

    “O say, I’m happy! Tell me why you’re happy;
    O say, I ‘m happy! Won’t you tell me why.
    O say, I’m happy! Tell me why you’re happy,
    So I can be happy to!
    There’s a reason! What’s the reason?
    There’s a reason why I’m happy today!
    For Jesus came to save me,
    Now I know He keeps me,
    And that’s why I’m happy now!!”

    Samuel

  9. Happy is the people whose God is the Lord. You look great in that photo David and glad you are still feeling well and doing this blog. Thank you Doreen for your blessing! Reflecting back over Jeremiah’s life how he suffered but kept true to the purpose for which God called him. Am reading “Agents of Babylon” now.

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