Tuesday, July 4, 2017

ROCK SOLID

Today’s┬áReading: 2 Chronicles 24

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

 

The hill of Golgotha, next to The Garden Tomb. The Cross of Christ and the empty tomb are the solid bedrock of our faith! (John 19:41; Matthew 27:59-60). The north face of a Mt. Moriah quarry has the appearance of a skull, if one uses his or her imagination. The stones used in the Temple construction probably came from this quarry.

Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 24:2

Joash did what was right in the sight of the Lord all the days of Jehoiada the priest.

 

Yes, as long as Joash had the powerful influence of Jehoiada, he did well, but when Jehoiada was gone, he was like a ship without an anchor. He moved with the next wind that blew. The new influences moved him away from God to introduce idolatry back into Judah.

What more could Jehoiada have done to cause King Joash to be unmovable in his faith and service to the true God? Perhaps Jehoiada kept control for too long. After all, he had ruled as regent while Joash was still a child. Let us who are in the older generation be sensitive to the next generation. In wisdom, let us know when to back off our authority, using our influence wisely, so that those who follow us will become strong in their own relationship with God.

Jesus said that the wise man built his house on a rock (Matthew 7:24-27). It seems that Joash had built upon shifting sand.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I need to understand in a greater way that You, and You alone, are my solid Rock! By Your grace I pray that I will build my life on You, not being moved off my foundation by the floods of the current opinions of those who would push me away from You. Also, please let me know how and when to use my influence, so that those who follow after me will not be so dependent upon me that they will not be strong in You themselves. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Today is “Independence Day” in the United States. The time came when the leaders of 13 of the colonies of the United Kingdom had to stand on their own, not being ruled by King George III and the government across the Atlantic. The Americans had a faith in the God of their fathers and honoured Him in strong statements of their faith, which are found in the documents of the new republic. It was obviously important for these colonies to take a stand. The result is there for all to see. Happy 4th of July to my American blog readers. There is a book I’ve read more than once called, “The Light and the Glory” by Peter Marshall Jr. and David Manuel. To any who want to know the true history of the United States before the historical revisionists wrote their books, this is the one! (click here for information on getting this excellent book).

In 1982, Crossroads produced video segments honouring the United States and highlighting their Christian roots (click here for a sample of our efforts).

Yours for a strong Rock-solid foundation on which to build our lives and our countries,

David

The signing of the Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1776. The Founding Fathers of the United States believed that their reading of the Bible gave them the right to resist tyranny. They had a “Rock solid” conviction that they had the blessing of God.

11 thoughts on “Tuesday, July 4, 2017

  1. What a blessed time for the Americans that must have been. The Bible Belt still has that Godly influence. May it continue & grow strong, giving God His rightful Authority again.

  2. Happy Independence Day, US! I can go out to the back of my house and look over to Mars Hill Mountain, US with many windmills. God Bless You.

  3. Happy 4th of July–Independence Day, to our neighbours in the United States and to my family, there. God bless you, all, in Jesus Name! Blessings fellow saints in the Lord.

    Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
    On those who hope in His mercy. Psalm 33:18 NKJV

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  4. I don’t care very much how the Canadian government spends money! In my opinion there is a lot of corruption in governments! we have homelessness;children suffering;elderly not able to make ends meet;and so many other problems; I just can’t handle it all…
    I watched the celebrations by 100 Huntley Street; and it really does amaze me that God really loves this country! God’s Word was spoken 100 years ago and more;, the Holy Spirit was moving in people’s lives 100 years ago and many more years back! It blows my mind!
    I still can’t understand how a white man feels that he is so superior to the Chinese, Japanese, other immigrants, the Native Indian people, that this white man can make decisions whether these people live or die!
    it’s just odd; there were many strong Christian people many many years ago who made policies regarding human beings and their safety, their education, their lives and that of their families! I don’t understand how some ugly men had their say and made horrible decisions regarding other human beings!

    I would encourage people to really be aware of just how corrupt Canada is becoming! It is not as it used to be! WE ALL NEED TO SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER AND TO HELP OTHERS THE BEST WE CAN, WE NEED TO PRAY FOR WISDOM AND FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT TO ENTER THE HEARTS OF POLITICIANS AND TO GUIDE THEM TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS FOR ALL MANKIND!
    Lord God it is the Holy Spirit that calls, gathers and enlightens us to the One True God, the Father,, the Son and the Holy Spirit AMEN

  5. Hi Lianne Hogg; hope your counselling will go well…wished I could get some counsel…
    thanks Beverlee Kay for your prayer support! Also your picks of music is sensational! It really is an inspiring thing that you do for us….TY and God bless you precious Child of God!

    prayers for Eva, she is back in the hospital, she needs total healing from her cancer, and she needs to see a positive road to walk on…..
    Prayers of thankfulness for Geri, she found a home to rent! PTL!
    Prayers of healing for Dyna, may God heal her kidneys completely also heal Darren, his kidneys need total healing! Nothing is impossible with God for those who Believe in our Triune God! amen

    David I also appreciate your blog! most of all I rally appreciate your honesty in your stories! The one about the apple was right on point and your sharing that when you first were saved you were 100% and then it slips; well, I can surely understand that aspect!
    I have slipped time and time again, BUT I can go back to God and ask Him to help me back on track!

    again I say TY Lord for removing smokes/alcohol from me years ago and giving me swimming; recently Lord You gave me 2 large balls of rose colored yarn that I was looking for just as you provided a certain green yarn I needed! AMAZING GRACE, TY Lord, bless all who turn to You for help and support and unconditional love and forgiveness, TY Lord in Jesus Name we TY Lord amen amen

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