Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Special note: Today marks blog posting number 2,000 on!!!


Today’s Reading: Proverbs 11

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Modern day Izmir, Turkey, is a major port on the Aegean Sea, off of the Mediterranean. The remains of Smyrna can be seen here. Jesus said about the church in Smyrna, “I know your works, tribulation and poverty, but you are rich!” (Revelation 2:9a). Jesus may have been thinking of the words in today’s reading, our key verses! (Proverbs 11:24-25).

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Key Verses: Proverbs 11:24-25

There is one who scatters, yet increases more;

And there is one who withholds more than is right,

But it leads to poverty.

The generous soul will be made rich,

And he who waters will also be watered himself.


It’s difficult to pick some of the wisdom contained here when all of these words are of equal importance. Nevertheless, let’s consider four proverbs.

(1) Verse #1 – God is concerned about the butcher who weighs out meat with a thumb on the scale. “A just weight” is God’s standard.

(2) Verse #14 – Do we want to make good and safe major decisions? Then don’t just take the advice of one person. Listen to several people. One person may or may not be trying to manipulate you into doing what they want, and not what is best.

(3) Verse #22 – “A swine’s snout” is so descriptive, particularly for Solomon, a Jew. Pigs are not kosher. “Discretion” is covered in our blog of November 17 (click here).

(4) Verse #30b – It is a wise thing to win souls to the Lord! But be assured that without wisdom in our approach, our body language, and our words, we’ll do more harm than good to the eternal souls of people, all of whom are of infinite value. Therefore, it would be good to read from James 1:5-8. Let’s go ahead and ask God for wisdom, and then win souls!!!


Dear Father God, there is much wisdom in the chorus which I pray now: “Lord, lay some soul upon my heart, and love that soul through me. And may I ever do my part to win that soul to Thee.” In and through the Person and work of Jesus, I pray, Amen!!!


In leading the ministry of Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. for many years, I have valued highly the counsel of our Board of Directors and CCCI Executives. When I think of major decisions I’ve made, I must expand that to include others in the decision-making process, as Solomon wrote, “a multitude of counsellors.” That would include many of my fellow employees and many supporters in prayer and in the giving of financial offerings. Also, thinking of “a lovely woman,” I want to thank my wife, Norma-Jean, whose counsel has been wise, prayerful and loving. She has consistently shown “discretion.” My children and their spouses have given wise counsel. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! The leading of the Holy Spirit, the support of God’s people, and decisions made have brought CCCI to what it is today; I invite readers to check out the Crossroads website (click here).

Yours for reading the responses of a “Multitude of Counsellors” to this blog!


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32 thoughts on “Wednesday, November 22, 2017

  1. It always amazes me how God knows exactly what I need to read on any day;
    all I can say is Thank you Lord; I surely need wisdom; I need to forgive and I need to learn to discern between truth and fiction;
    I need to learn to be thankful in all situations!
    May God bless each blogger; may God grant wisdom, good health, spirit of love and forgiveness to those in need….

  2. Thank you to Ron and Ann for all your work in continuing this blog, and to the beautiful photographic contributions from Reynold. It is such a blessing to me and I praise the Lord for your dedication. May the Lord bless you, Norma-Jean, your families and CCCI.
    Thank you also to the blog family for your praise to the Lord, wisdom, and insights.
    The songs of praise, and poems are truly inspiring.

  3. The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself. Amen!! Great scripture and message, today. Thank you, dear David–you are still with us. Wishing all saints a blessed day–celebrating my birthday, today, and so grateful for all of you on the blog.

    Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” John 20:21 ESV

    Before the Throne of God Above – Selah [with lyrics]

    • Amen to your comments Beverlee Kay.
      Yes, Pastor David Mainse is still with us in spirit.

      Wishing you a very happy & blessed Birthday Beverlee.
      Remembering everyone on the blog in my prayers
      that our Lord God would supply all their needs, in Jesus Name, Amen!

    • Blessings to you on this your day Beverlee…I pray your Birthday will be a Happy One, filled with the Love, Peace and Joy of the Lord!!! Rejoice in the Lord…Its your Birthday…Enjoy it!!

  4. Good Morning,
    I have been following Rev. Mainse’s daily blog for a long time and I am pleased that despite his passing, it continues. Going through the Bible with explanations is really helpful to understand God’s word better.
    I also watch 100 Huntley street and the various programs often presented by Lorna Dueck and others. In this world that is witnessing so much devestation, both mentally and physically the ray of hope that is offered by these programs and 100 are an encouragement and reminds me that God is still in control and His church will continue till the end of time. God bless all of the ministry, as has been evidenced over the many years.

  5. Thanks to all those who give to make this blog possible. It is a stream of living water as it brings God’s eternally-true Word to us. May God bless all you media missionaries as you endeavour to serve our Lord and King, Jesus Christ.
    Please strengthen all Your people today, Lord, I ask in Jesus’s great name, amen

  6. As I read today’s 100 words I give thanks to God for his unfailing love. Brother Mainse friend Brother Billy Graham turns 99. Billy’s Son Franklin released al short message from Billy about what the world needs today. Even though David is not with us now I believe he would be in complete agreance with his message. Billy’s message is 3 part seek a spiritual awakening with God,read his word the Bible daily and pray on our knees for wisdom and understanding. I continue to read everyday even now for almost 2 years. Thankyou for continuing this study.

  7. Yes, what an amazing milestone! I have also been following this blog since day one! It’s a wonderful way to start my day and hear God’s message. It’s even more meaningful since my husband and I went on the Holy Land tour to Israel with Crossroads in 2013. I can’t believe that was four years ago already! I also love the photos that Reynold contributes to this blog! David’s legacy lives on!
    Thank you and God bless you all!

  8. Thank you beautiful blog friends for all the birthday wishes. Just finished three abstract tree gauche paintings for friends, and have one third of my book written. What a wonderful day!

  9. Happy Birthday Beverlee!
    I always enjoy your comments and look forward to them each day!
    Thank you as well for the beautiful music you post each day!

  10. Yes, what an amazing milestone! Thanks Ron and Ann for carrying on this legacy your Dad left for us to enjoy and be blessed with!!

  11. Pat and Merv Just a little tex to ask you all to pray for the Penticton Christian School for the Holy Spirit to move and to touch the hearts of the Christians to speak out for the Lord. Could you pray for a young women who is not well her husband is a pastor of one of the churches here. She has been fighting cancer for awhile now she needs healing. Thanks to all of you I bring her to the Ltd for healing .From Merv and Pat.

  12. Grateful for this blog and the continuance of it “thank you” to the Mainse Family!!!…and all those wonderful add ons from our Blog Family…as I also started at the beginning….and look forward daily to keeping up in my notebook dedicated to this blog (have several books with notes) never kept a journal so this has been and continues to be great to keep me focused in traveling through HIS Word…

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