Saturday, November 11, 2017


Today’s Reading: Psalms 145-146

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In the Jordan Valley, King Herod built one of his palaces on the top of a mountain known as Masada, as it was the most defensible location in his domain. Herod was the most insecure of kings. He built several such fortress palaces. The Kingdom of the King of Kings is everlasting and His dominion endures throughout all generations and forever!

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Key Verses: Psalms 145:3,13

Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised!…Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and Your dominion endures throughout all generations.


Psalm 145 is another acrostic poem in the Hebrew language. It serves as an introduction to the final five hymns of praise and worship! The theme is in verse five. David extols, blesses, meditates, declares, speaks, and tells us all that every day he will make known with his mouth the praises of the Lord! Praising God not only involves private and public worship but let us never forget that it means telling others in the world around us, particularly teaching the next generation all about God and His mighty deeds!

In Psalm 146 the great king, David, makes a declaration. We are to praise the greatest King, the One Who is King of kings! David states that as long as he lives he will practice what he preaches to us. He ends the Psalm with another, “PRAISE THE LORD!!!”


Lord God, I know that You alone are the One in whom I can put total, ultimate trust. Therefore, I trust the One Who did as Psalm 146 says, “Opens the eyes of the blind,” “Raises those who are bowed down and loves the righteous” (remember He gives us His righteousness by faith), “Watches over the strangers,” “Relieves the fatherless and widow,” and “Turns upside down” (the wicked). In the Name of this One, the One Whose Name is Jesus, I pray. Amen!!!


This day here in Canada is called “Remembrance Day.” We remember those who gave their lives to secure our peace and freedoms in this land. I think that I can best honour these who fell in battle by focusing on the death of the Lord Jesus Christ in the greatest war of all…the war against sin, death itself, the devil and his forces of evil. In 2013 I attended a Remembrance function on the eleventh. I sat at a table with a mother and father who had lost a son in the Afganistan war. Their son had a premonition of his death and made a videotape for his parents. I’ve just read again Psalm 146:5a, where there’s another use of the word, “Happy.” In yesterday’s reading there were two uses of “Happy.” I am a happy person! Praise the Lord!!!

Yours for remembering to remember, not just once a year but daily!


18 thoughts on “Saturday, November 11, 2017

  1. It’s very cold here with a high of +1C predicted and I’m soon off to the Cenotaph.
    I wrote this a few years ago.Jesus won the ‘greatest battle fought….on earth,and probably in heaven.
    A Soldier’s Cross

    The soldier had honourably met his fate
    And as he stood before the gate,
    He thought he would forever wait
    But his name was found atop the slate.
    You have given your precious life,
    To help free others from hellish strife
    Leaving behind both child and wife,
    For this you will be given eternal life.

    He asked if he would be sent below
    For having to kill his country’s foe,
    But then was told an emphatic No,
    Straight to the Lord with honour go.

    Long ago a battle was valiantly fought,
    And in so doing an example was taught,
    To His people who have never forgot,
    With His life our forgiveness was bought.

    In Heaven soldiers will be everywhere,
    For they gave that others might fair
    With peace and love for all to share,
    But a soldier’s cross is heaviest to bear.
    G W (Bill) Marshall

  2. Honouring Remembrance Day, with all the saints. With deep thanks and respect to all who died so that we may be free. Amen!

    Be Still My Soul performed by Liberia

    “Be Still, My Soul” Lyrics
    by Catharina von Schlegel, 1697-?
    Translated by Jane Borthwick, 1813-1897

    “Be still, my soul; the Lord is on thy side;
    Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
    Leave to thy God to order and provide;
    In every change He faithful will remain.
    Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heavenly, Friend
    Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

    “Be still, my soul; thy God doth undertake
    To guide the future as He has the past.
    Thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake;
    All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
    Be still, my soul; the waves and winds still know
    His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.

    “Be still, my soul, though dearest friends depart
    And all is darkened in the vale of tears;
    Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
    Who comes to soothe thy sorrows and thy fears.
    Be still, my soul; thy Jesus can repay
    From His own fullness all He takes away.

    “Be still, my soul; the hour is hastening on
    When we shall be forever with the Lord,
    When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
    Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
    Be still, my soul; when change and tears are past,
    All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.”

  3. In remembrance of all who gave their life for the freedoms we enjoy and appreciation for those now in active service. Praying for your strength and safety. God bless you saints.

  4. Lord God bless Canada! Be with our leaders and help them make good decisions; bless their families; bless all who are on this website today; give healing to those in need; bless our children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren! Thank you Lord for the Mainse family; bless 100 Huntley Street/Crossroads Communication as they share the Gospel of Jesus Christ as our Risen Lord and Saviour to all the people in the world! Thank you in Jesus Name amen

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