Today’s Reading: 1 CHRONICLES 7
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Key Verse: 1 Chronicles 7:2
“They were valiant men of might in their generations.”
Five times in today’s reading we are reminded of the number of those who were, as the last verse of chapter 7 says, “fit for battle.” They were also called “choice men.” We are coming up to Father’s Day shortly. In today’s battles, we need many more “choice men” who are “fit for battle.” Perhaps the key word here is “valiant.” According to the dictionary, valiant means, “boldly courageous, brave, or heroic.” Our reading numbers over 150,000 such men. In church this Sunday here in Canada, there will be many times more men than that. Let us rise up as “valiant” men of God. The women and children can pray for us that we will be men of character, fighting, not with human weapons, but with the “Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God” (Ephesians 6:17).
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I ask for the working of Your Spirit in me so that I may be “valiant” for You. Keep me faithful in the discipline of prayer and the reading of Your Word, so that as I exercise and practise with that weapon, Your Word You’ve given me, I may be “fit for battle.” May I today rise up, getting out of the trench and into the face of the enemy, where, by Your might, I will win in the battle of life. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
One of the names mentioned in today’s reading is Joshua, the son of Nun. What a valiant man! Joshua is the Hebrew equivalent of “Jesus.” Joshua met the “Commander of the army of the Lord.” This was likely an appearance of Jesus prior to His birth in Bethlehem (see Joshua 5:13-15). The spiritual song “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho” comes to my mind. I’m singing it quietly so as not to wake up Norma-Jean.
As a boy I would read daily the comic strips in the newspaper. There was a character called “Prince Valiant.” He was a knight of great courage and of sterling character. I remember thinking that when I grow up I want to be “valiant.” Here I am at almost 81 and I still want to be “valiant” (click here for a look at that comic strip).
Yours for becoming a person of valour,
Praise God for your faithfulness and strength to do God’s will God increase your strength and durability until He comes and show me Lord Your plan for my life that has been bought through the blood of My Savior and Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth We Bless Your Holy Name Lord always until You come to recieve us into Your Kingdom in Jesus name Amen
I believe today’s scripture reading should be I Chron 7. Yesterday we did 5 and 6
That’s right Luisa. We can read that now that we realize the missing chapter! Praise God. We HAVE His Word! Thanks for noticing it.
Yes, I noticed Chapter 7 is missing. Will wait for it to be corrected, and I’m sure it will before I make my daily notes. God bless you Pastor David, Norma Jean, Ron and Ann, Reynold and Kathy who did such a great job taking pictures and all the blogging family. What a chronology of names! As you say David, God knows us all by name.
Yes, thank you Pastor David and all involved in bringing this daily manna to us. How blessed we are because of you and all you do! May our Lord Jesus Christ continue to guide and strengthen you in all you do. I pray for His anointing healing power to continue healing and refreshing you Pastor David.
Thank you Luisa for being so observant; together with all bloggers I’m looking forward to the reading and presentation of Chapter 7. However, in the meantime I did read it, making an attempt at pronouncing the names correct…whew, made it!!
have a blessed day everyone:)
oops …should be “correctly”
I’m looking forward to seeing you and Norman-Jean on 100Huntly.com June 15th!
Just clicked into today’s vlog with Rev. Ron Mainse…which was dealing with Chapter 7 of Chronicles including the prayer for the day. Thank you Ron.
Please, Father, strengthen all your mighty warriors today. You made us, designed us, fashioned us for a purpose, and You are still doing that, daily making us more like Jesus.
Thank You. Please lead us into the part of the battle We are made to fight, with your armour and wisdom and compassion. Show us how to fight with the mighty weapons of your Holy Spirit. In Jesus’s most holy and mighty name, amen
Amen Rob! and women too.